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Genesis 2 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 So the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the furniture of them. 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 made: 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 And he blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because in it he had rested from all his work which God 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 These are the generations of the heaven and the earth, when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the heaven 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 And every plant of the field before it sprung up in the earth, and every herb of the ground before it grew: for the Lord God had not rained upon the earth; and there was not a man to till the earth. 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 spring rose out of the earth, watering all the surface of the earth. 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 slime of the earth: and breathed into his face the breath of life, and man became a living soul. 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 And the Lord God had planted a paradise of pleasure from the beginning: wherein he placed 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 the Lord God brought forth of the ground all manner of trees, fair to behold, and pleasant to eat of: the tree of life also in the midst of paradise: and the tree of 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 And a river went out of the place of pleasure to water paradise, which from thence is divided into four heads. 10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.
11 The name of the one is Phison: that is it which compasseth all the land of Hevilath, where gold groweth. 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 very good: there is found bdellium, and the onyx stone. 12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.)
13 And the name of the second river is Gehon: the same is it that compasseth all the land of Ethiopia. 13 The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.
14 And the name of the third river is Tigris: the same passeth along by the Assyrians. And the fourth river is 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 And the Lord God took man, and put him into the paradise of pleasure, to dress it, and to 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 he commanded him, saying: Of every tree of paradise thou shalt 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 knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat. For in what day soever thou shalt eat of it, thou shalt die the death. 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 man to be alone: let us make him a help like unto himself. 18 The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."
19 And the Lord God having formed out of the ground all the beasts of the earth, and all the fowls of the air, brought them to Adam to see what he would call them: for whatsoever Adam called any living creature the same is 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 And Adam called all the beasts by their names, and all the fowls of the air, and all the cattle of the field: but for Adam there was not found a helper like himself. 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 Then the Lord God cast a deep sleep upon Adam: and when he was fast asleep, he took one of his ribs, and filled up flesh for 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 And the Lord God built the rib which he took from Adam into a woman: 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 And Adam said: This now is 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 Wherefore a man shall leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be two in 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: to wit, Adam and his wife: and were not ashamed. 25 The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.