1This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in 2the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven.
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3Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, 4for the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground.
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But a mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground.
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Then the LORD God formed man of 5dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and 6man became a living being.
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The LORD God planted a 7garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed.
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Out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow 8every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; 9the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
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Now a 10river flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four rivers.
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The name of the first is Pishon; it flows around the whole land of 11Havilah, where there is gold.
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The gold of that land is good; the bdellium and the onyx stone are there.
The name of the second river is Gihon; it flows around the whole land of Cush.
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The name of the third river is 12Tigris; it flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the 13Euphrates.
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Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.
The LORD God 14commanded the man, saying, "From any tree of the garden you may eat freely;
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but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it 15you will surely die."
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Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; 16I will make him a helper suitable for him."
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17Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and 18brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.
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The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found 19a helper suitable for him.
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So the LORD God caused a 20deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place.
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The LORD God fashioned into a woman 21the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.
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The man said, "22This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man."
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23For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
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24And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
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