Genesis 2:20-24

20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals. But for Adam[a] no suitable helper was found.
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[b] and then closed up the place with flesh.
22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib[c] he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the 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 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

Cross References 8

  • 1. Genesis 3:20; Genesis 4:1
  • 2. Genesis 15:12; 1 Samuel 26:12; Job 33:15
  • 3. 1Co 11:8,9,12; 1 Timothy 2:13
  • 4. Genesis 29:14; Ephesians 5:28-30
  • 5. S Genesis 1:5
  • 6. 1 Corinthians 11:8
  • 7. Malachi 2:15
  • 8. Matthew 19:5*; Mark 10:7-8*; 1 Corinthians 6:16*; Ephesians 5:31*

Footnotes 3

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