Genesis 2 ©

God rests upon the seventh day, vss. 1, 2, Blesses and hallows it, v. 3. Appoints natural means for the fruitfulness of the earth, 5. A more particular account of the creation of man, his body and soul, 7. God puts man into Paradise, 8. Which is described by the four rivers of it, 9. The inhibition touching the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, 17. Adam gives names to the beasts, 19. The further relation of the woman’s creation, 21. Who is known, and kindly received by Adam, 23. The state of matrimony, 24. Men’s nakedness, 25.


THUS the 1heavens and the earth were finished, and 2all the host of them.


Anda on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he 3rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.


And God 4blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and 5made.


¶These are 6the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that 7the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,


And every plant of the field 8before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field 9before it grew: 10for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to tillb the ground.


11But there went up 12a mist from the earth, and watered 13the whole face of the ground.


And the LORD God 14formed man 15of thec dust of the ground, 16and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a 17livingd soul.


¶And the LORD God 18planted 19a garden 20eastward in 21Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.


And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and 22good for food; thee tree 23of life also in the midst of the garden, and the 24tree of knowledge of good and evil.


And 25a river went 26out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became 27into four heads.


The name of the first is 28Pison: that is it which 29compasseth the whole land of 30Havilah, where there is gold;


And the gold of that land is good: there is 31bdellium and the 32onyx stone.


And the name of the second river is 33Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of 34Ethiopia.


And the name of the third river is 35Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of 36Assyria. and the fourth river is 37Euphrates.


And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dressf it and to keep it.


And the LORD God 38commanded 39the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden 40thou mayest freely eat:


But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely 41die.


¶And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet 42for him.


And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and 43brought them 44unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every 45living creature, 46that was the name thereof.


And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but 47for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.


And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and 48closed up the flesh instead thereof;


And the rib, which the LORD God had taken fromg man, 49made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.


And Adam said, 50This is now boneh of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.


Thereforei shall a man 51leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: andj they shall be one flesh.


And they were both naked,k the man and his wife, and 52were not ashamed.