This is the account of heaven and earth when they were created, at the time when the LORD God made earth and heaven.
Wild bushes and plants were not on the earth yet because the LORD God hadn't sent rain on the earth. Also, there was no one to farm the land.
Instead, underground water would come up from the earth and water the entire surface of the ground.
Then the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the earth and blew the breath of life into his nostrils. The man became a living being.
The LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east. That's where he put the man whom he had formed.
The LORD God made all the trees grow out of the ground. These trees were nice to look at, and their fruit was good to eat. The tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil grew in the middle of the garden.
A river flowed from Eden to water the garden. Outside the garden it divided into four rivers.
The name of the first river is Pishon. This is the one that winds throughout Havilah, where there is gold.
(The gold of that land is pure. Bdellium and onyx are also [found] there.)
The name of the second river is Gihon. This is the one that winds throughout Sudan.
The name of the third river is Tigris. This is the one that flows east of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.