This is the account1 of the heavens and the earth when they were created.2 When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens--
and no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the eartha and no plant of the field had yet sprung up,3 for the LORD God had not sent rain on the earthb4 and there was no man to work the ground,
but streamsc came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground--
the LORD God formed5 the mand6 from the dust7 of the ground8 and breathed into his nostrils the breath9 of life,10 and the man became a living being.118
Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden;12 and there he put the man he had formed.
And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground--trees13 that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life14 and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.1510
A river16 watering the garden flowed from Eden;17 from there it was separated into four headwaters.
The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah,18 where there is gold.
(The gold of that land is good; aromatic resine19 and onyx are also there.)
The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.f14
The name of the third river is the Tigris;20 it runs along the east side of Asshur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.21