Genesis 2 ©

1 The first sabbath. 4 The manner of the creation. 8 The planting of the garden of Eden. 10 The river, and its four heads. 15 Man is placed in Eden, and the tree of knowledge only forbidden. 18 The naming of the creatures. 21 The making of woman, and institution of marriage.


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


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


And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God 1created and made.


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


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


But 2there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.


And the LORD God formed man dof the 3dust of the ground, and ebreathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and fman became a living soul.


¶And the LORD God planted a ggarden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.


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


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


The name of the first is Pison: that is it which *compasseth the whole land of kHavilah, where there is gold;


And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the lonyx stone.


And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that *compasseth the whole land of 4Ethiopia.


And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the 5east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.


And the LORD God took 6the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.


And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden 7thou 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 8thou shalt surely die.


¶And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an *help meet 9for him.


And mout of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them nunto 10Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.


And Adam 11gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an *help meet for him.


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


And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, 12made he a woman, pand brought her unto the man.


And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called 13Woman, because she was qtaken out of 14Man.


Therefore rshall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.


And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not sashamed.