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Genesis 2 (New American Standard)

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The Creation of Man and Woman

1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all 1their hosts. 2 By 2the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and 3He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created aand made. 4 b4This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in 5the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven. 5 6Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, 7for the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to ccultivate the ground. 6 But a dmist used to rise from the earth and water the whole esurface of the ground. 7 Then the LORD God formed man of 8dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and 9man became a living fbeing. 8 The LORD God planted a 10garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. 9 Out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow 11every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; 12the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 10 Now a 13river gflowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four hrivers. 11 The name of the first is Pishon; it iflows around the whole land of 14Havilah, where there is gold. 12 The gold of that land is good; the bdellium and the onyx stone are there. 13 The name of the second river is Gihon; it jflows around the whole land of Cush. 14 The name of the third river is k15Tigris; it lflows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the m16Euphrates. 15 Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. 16 The LORD God 17commanded the man, saying, "From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; 17 but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not neat, for in the day that you eat from it 18you will surely die." 18 Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; 19I will make him a helper osuitable for him." 19 20Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the psky, and 21brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the qsky, and to every beast of the field, but for rAdam there was not found 22a helper ssuitable for him. 21 So the LORD God caused a 23deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. 22 The LORD God tfashioned into a woman 24the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. 23 The man said, "25This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh; uShe shall be called vWoman, Because wshe was taken out of xMan." 24 26For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. 25 27And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
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