Genesis 2 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed. 1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.
2 On the seventh day, having finished his task, God rested from all his work. 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 And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from his 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 creation of the heavens and the earth. When the LORD God made the heavens and the earth, 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 there were no plants or grain growing on the earth, for the LORD God had not sent any rain. And no one was there to cultivate the soil. 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 water came up out of the ground and watered all the land. 6 but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground--
7 And the LORD God formed a man's body from the dust of the ground and breathed into it the breath of life. And the man became a living person. 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 Then the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he placed the man he had created. 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 the LORD God planted all sorts of trees in the garden -- beautiful trees that produced delicious fruit. At the center of the garden he placed the tree of life 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 flowed from the land of Eden, watering the garden and then dividing into four branches. 10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.
11 One of these branches is the Pishon, which flows around the entire land of Havilah, where gold is found. 11 The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold.
12 The gold of that land is exceptionally pure; aromatic resin and onyx stone are also found there. 12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.)
13 The second branch is the Gihon, which 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 third branch is the Tigris, which flows to the east of Asshur. The fourth branch 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 placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and care for 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 But the LORD God gave him this warning: "You may freely eat any fruit in the garden 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;
17 except fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat of its fruit, you will 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 for the man to be alone. I will make a companion who will help 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 soil every kind of animal and bird. He brought them to Adam to see what he would call them, and Adam chose a name for each one. 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 He gave names to all the livestock, birds, and wild animals. But still there was no companion suitable for 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 So the LORD God caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep. He took one of Adam's ribs and closed up the place from which he had taken 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 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib and brought her to Adam. 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 "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." 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 explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. 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 Now, although Adam and his wife were both naked, neither of them felt any shame. 25 The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.