By the seventh day1 God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he resteda from all his work.23
And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy,3 because on it he rested4 from all the work of creating5 that he had done.
This is the account6 of the heavens and the earth when they were created.7 When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens--
and no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the earthb and no plant of the field had yet sprung up,8 for the LORD God had not sent rain on the earthc9 and there was no man to work the ground,
but streamsd came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground--
the LORD God formed10 the mane11 from the dust12 of the ground13 and breathed into his nostrils the breath14 of life,15 and the man became a living being.168
Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden;17 and there he put the man he had formed.
And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground--trees18 that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life19 and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.2010
A river21 watering the garden flowed from Eden;22 from there it was separated into four headwaters.
The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah,23 where there is gold.
(The gold of that land is good; aromatic resinf24 and onyx are also there.)
The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.g14
The name of the third river is the Tigris;25 it runs along the east side of Asshur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.2615
The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden27 to work it and take care of it.
And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;2817
but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,29 for when you eat of it you will surely die."3018
The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."3119
Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field32 and all the birds of the air.33 He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called34 each living creature,35 that was its name.
So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. But for Adamh no suitable helper36 was found.
So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep;37 and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribsi and closed up the place with flesh.
Then the LORD God made a woman from the ribj38 he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh;39 she shall be called40 'woman,k ' for she was taken out of man.41"
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united42 to his wife, and they will become one flesh.4325
The man and his wife were both naked,44 and they felt no shame.