the LORD God formed1 the mana2 from the dust3 of the ground4 and breathed into his nostrils the breath5 of life,6 and the man became a living being.78
Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden;8 and there he put the man he had formed.
And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground--trees9 that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life10 and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.1110
A river12 watering the garden flowed from Eden;13 from there it was separated into four headwaters.
The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah,14 where there is gold.
(The gold of that land is good; aromatic resinb15 and onyx are also there.)
The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.c14
The name of the third river is the Tigris;16 it runs along the east side of Asshur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.1715
The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden18 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;1917
but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,20 for when you eat of it you will surely die."2118
The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."2219
Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field23 and all the birds of the air.24 He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called25 each living creature,26 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 Adamd no suitable helper27 was found.
So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep;28 and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribse and closed up the place with flesh.
Then the LORD God made a woman from the ribf29 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;30 she shall be called31 'woman,g ' for she was taken out of man.32"
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united33 to his wife, and they will become one flesh.3425
The man and his wife were both naked,35 and they felt no shame.