Genesis 2:21-24 NIV

21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep;1 and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribsa and closed up the place with flesh.

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    • i 2:21 - Or "took part of the man's side"
      22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the ribb2 he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

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      23 The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh;3 she shall be called4 'woman,c ' for she was taken out of man.5"

      References for Genesis 2:23

        • k 2:23 - The Hebrew for "woman" sounds like the Hebrew for "man."
          24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united6 to his wife, and they will become one flesh.7

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