4 These are the histories of the heavens and the earth, when they were created, in the day that Jehovah Elohim made earth and heavens,
References for Genesis 2:4
    • b 2:4 - Lit. 'generations:' the word implies 'origin' and occurs in chs. 5.1; 6.9; 10.1,32; 11.10,27; 25.12,13,19; 36.1,9; 37.2.
    • c 2:4 - See ch. 1.1.
      5 and every shrub of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew; for Jehovah Elohim had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground.
      References for Genesis 2:5
        • d 2:5 - Or 'no shrub ... was yet in the earth and no herb ... had yet grown.'
          6 But a mist went up from the earth, and moistened the whole surface of the ground.
          7 And Jehovah Elohim formed Man, dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and Man became a living soul.
          8 And Jehovah Elohim planted a garden in Eden eastward, and there put Man whom he had formed.
          References for Genesis 2:8
            • e 2:8 - Pleasure.
              9 And out of the ground Jehovah Elohim made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; and the tree of life, in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
              10 And a river went out of Eden, to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became four main streams.
              References for Genesis 2:10
                • f 2:10 - Lit. 'heads.'
                  11 The name of the one is Pison: that is it which surrounds the whole land of Havilah, where the gold is.
                  12 And the gold of that land is good; bdellium and the onyx stone are there.
                  References for Genesis 2:12
                    • g 2:12 - A fragrant resin: as generally understood.
                    • h 2:12 - Or 'beryl.'
                      13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: that is it which surrounds the whole land of Cush.
                      14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which flows forward toward Asshur. And the fourth river, that is Euphrates.
                      References for Genesis 2:14
                        • i 2:14 - i.e. Tigris.
                        • j 2:14 - Or 'flows before Assyria.'
                          15 And Jehovah Elohim took Man, and put him into the garden of Eden, to till it and to guard it.
                          16 And Jehovah Elohim commanded Man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou shalt freely eat;
                          References for Genesis 2:16
                            • k 2:16 - Lit. 'eating thou shalt eat:' an idiom constantly occurring, as again in ver. 17, 'dying thou shalt die.'
                              17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest of it thou shalt certainly die.
                              18 And Jehovah Elohim said, It is not good that Man should be alone; I will make him a helpmate, his like.
                              19 And out of the ground Jehovah Elohim had formed every animal of the field and all fowl of the heavens, and brought [them] to Man, to see what he would call them; and whatever Man called each living soul, that was its name.
                              20 And Man gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the heavens, and to every beast of the field; but as for Adam, he found no helpmate, his like.
                              References for Genesis 2:20
                                • l 2:20 - Or 'counterpart.'
                                  21 And Jehovah Elohim caused a deep sleep to fall upon Man; and he slept. And he took one of his ribs and closed up flesh in its stead.
                                  22 And Jehovah Elohim built the rib that he had taken from Man into a woman; and brought her to Man.
                                  23 And Man said, This time it is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh: this shall be called Woman, because this was taken out of a man.
                                  References for Genesis 2:23
                                    • m 2:23 - Ishshah.
                                    • n 2:23 - Ish: so husband ch. 3.6,16.
                                      24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
                                      References for Genesis 2:24
                                        • o 2:24 - Lit. 'to one flesh.'
                                          25 And they were both naked, Man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
                                          References for Genesis 2:25
                                            • p 2:25 - Or 'the man;' so chs. 3.20; 4.1