Genesis - Chapter 2




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1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

1 And the heaven and the earth and all things in them were complete.

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 made.

2 And on the seventh day God came to the end of all his work; and on the seventh day he took his rest from all the work which he had done.

3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

3 And God gave his blessing to the seventh day and made it holy: because on that day he took his rest from all the work which he had made and done.

4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,

4 These are the generations of the heaven and the earth when they were made.

5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

5 In the day when the Lord God made earth and heaven there were no plants of the field on the earth, and no grass had come up: for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no man to do work on the land.

6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

6 But a mist went up from the earth, watering all the face of the land.

7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

7 And the Lord God made man from the dust of the earth, breathing into him the breath of life: and man became a living soul.

8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

8 And the Lord God made a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had made.

9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

9 And out of the earth the Lord made every tree to come, delighting the eye and good for food; and in the middle of the garden, the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.

10 And a river went out of Eden giving water to the garden; and from there it was parted and became four streams.

11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

11 The name of the first is Pishon, which goes round about all the land of Havilah where there is gold.

12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.

13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: this river goes round all the land of Cush.

14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

14 And the name of the third river is Tigris, which goes to the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

15 And the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to do work in it and take care of it.

16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

16 And the Lord God gave the man orders, saying, You may freely take of the fruit of every tree of the garden:

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

17 But of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you may not take; for on the day when you take of it, death will certainly come to you.

18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

18 And the Lord God said, It is not good for the man to be by himself: I will make one like himself as a help to him

19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

19 And from the earth the Lord God made every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and took them to the man to see what names he would give them: and whatever name he gave to any living thing, that was its name.

20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

20 And the man gave names to all cattle and to the birds of the air and to every beast of the field; but Adam had no one like himself as a help.

21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

21 And the Lord God sent a deep sleep on the man, and took one of the bones from his side while he was sleeping, joining up the flesh again in its place:

22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

22 And the bone which the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman, and took her to the man.

23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

23 And the man said, This is now bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh: let her name be Woman because she was taken out of Man.

24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

24 For this cause will a man go away from his father and his mother and be joined to his wife; and they will be one flesh.

25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

25 And the man and his wife were without clothing, and they had no sense of shame.




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