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Genesis 2 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The heavens and the earth and all who live in them were completed. 1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.
2 On the sixth day God completed all the work that he had done, and on the seventh day God rested from all the work that he had done. 2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.
3 God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all the work of creation. 3 And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
4 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created. 4 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created. When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens--
5 On the day the LORD God made earth and sky—before any wild plants appeared on the earth, and before any field crops grew, because the LORD God hadn't yet sent rain on the earth and there was still no human being to farm the fertile land, 5 and no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the earth and no plant of the field had yet sprung up, for the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no man to work the ground,
6 though a stream rose from the earth and watered all of the fertile land— 6 but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground--
7 the LORD God formed the human from the topsoil of the fertile land and blew life's breath into his nostrils. The human came to life. 7 the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
8 The LORD God planted a garden in Eden in the east and put there the human he had formed. 8 Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.
9 In the fertile land, the LORD God grew every beautiful tree with edible fruit, and also he grew the tree of life in the middle of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 9 And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground--trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
10 A river flows from Eden to water the garden, and from there it divides into four headwaters. 10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.
11 The name of the first river is the Pishon. It flows around the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 11 The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold.
12 That land's gold is pure, and the land also has sweet-smelling resins and gemstones. 12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.)
13 The name of the second river is the Gihon. It flows around the entire land of Cush. 13 The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.
14 The name of the third river is the Tigris, flowing east of Assyria; and the name of the fourth river is the Euphrates. 14 The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Asshur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
15 The LORD God took the human and settled him in the garden of Eden to farm it and to take care of it. 15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
16 The LORD God commanded the human, "Eat your fill from all of the garden's trees; 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;
17 but don't eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, because on the day you eat from it, you will die!" 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die."
18 Then the LORD God said, "It's not good that the human is alone. I will make him a helper that is perfect for him." 18 The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."
19 So the LORD God formed from the fertile land all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky and brought them to the human to see what he would name them. The human gave each living being its name. 19 Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.
20 The human named all the livestock, all the birds in the sky, and all the wild animals. But a helper perfect for him was nowhere to be found. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. But for Adam no suitable helper was found.
21 So the LORD God put the human into a deep and heavy sleep, and took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh over it. 21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh.
22 With the rib taken from the human, the LORD God fashioned a woman and brought her to the human being. 22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
23 The human said, 23 The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman, ' for she was taken out of man."
24 "This one finally is bone from my bones and flesh from my flesh. She will be called a woman because from a man she was taken." This is the reason that a man leaves his father and mother and embraces his wife, and they become one flesh. 24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
25 The two of them were naked, the man and his wife, but they weren't embarrassed. 25 The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.