Genesis 2:4-25 NIV

Adam and Eve

4 This is the account1 of the heavens and the earth when they were created.2 When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens--

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5 and no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the eartha and no plant of the field had yet sprung up,3 for the LORD God had not sent rain on the earthb4 and there was no man to work the ground,

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    • b 2:5 - Or "land "; also in verse 6
    • c 2:5 - Or "land "; also in verse 6
      6 but streamsc came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground--

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        • d 2:6 - Or "mist"
          7 the LORD God formed5 the mand6 from the dust7 of the ground8 and breathed into his nostrils the breath9 of life,10 and the man became a living being.11

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            • e 2:7 - The Hebrew for "man (adam)" sounds like and may be related to the Hebrew for "ground (adamah) "; it is also the name "Adam" (see Gen. 2:20).
              8 Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden;12 and there he put the man he had formed.

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              9 And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground--trees13 that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life14 and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.15

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              10 A river16 watering the garden flowed from Eden;17 from there it was separated into four headwaters.

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              11 The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah,18 where there is gold.

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              12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resine19 and onyx are also there.)

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                • f 2:12 - Or "good;" "pearls"
                  13 The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.f

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                    • g 2:13 - Possibly southeast Mesopotamia
                      14 The name of the third river is the Tigris;20 it runs along the east side of Asshur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.21
                      15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden22 to work it and take care of it.

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                          16 And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;23

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                          17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,24 for when you eat of it you will surely die."25

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                          18 The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."26

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                          19 Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field27 and all the birds of the air.28 He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called29 each living creature,30 that was its name.

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                          20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. But for Adamg no suitable helper31 was found.

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                            • h 2:20 - Or "the man"
                              21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep;32 and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribsh and closed up the place with flesh.

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                                • i 2:21 - Or "took part of the man's side"
                                  22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the ribi33 he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

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                                  23 The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh;34 she shall be called35 'woman,j ' for she was taken out of man.36"

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                                    • k 2:23 - The Hebrew for "woman" sounds like the Hebrew for "man."
                                      24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united37 to his wife, and they will become one flesh.38

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                                      25 The man and his wife were both naked,39 and they felt no shame.

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