Genesis 2 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. 1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.
2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which 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 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made. 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 history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, 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 before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground; 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 but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground. 6 but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground--
7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. 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 eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom 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 And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst 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 Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads. 10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.
11 The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one which skirts the whole 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 And the gold of that land is good. Bdellium and the onyx stone are there. 12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.)
13 The name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one which goes around the whole 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 Hiddekel; it is the one which goes toward the east of Assyria. 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 Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep 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 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;
17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely 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 And the Lord God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to 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 Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was 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 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him. 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 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 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 Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. 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 And Adam said: "This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man." 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 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall 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 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. 25 The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.