He gave names to all the livestock, birds, and wild animals. But still there was no companion suitable for him.
So the LORD God caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep. He took one of Adam's ribs a and closed up the place from which he had taken it.
Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib and brought her to Adam.
"At last!" Adam exclaimed. "She is part of my own flesh and bone! She will be called 'woman,' because she was taken out of a man."
This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.
Now, although Adam and his wife were both naked, neither of them felt any shame.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)