1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.✽ 2 And on the seventh day God completed his work which he had done; and he ceased✽ on the seventh day✽ from all his work which he had done. 3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified✽ it, because in it he had ceased from all his work which God created and did.
4 ✽These are the accounts of the heavens and of the earth when they were created. In the day that the LORD✽ God made the earth and the heavens, 5 no plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no shrub of the field had yet sprouted. For the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground. 6 ✽But a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground. 7 ✽And the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul.
8 ✽And the LORD God planted a garden toward the east in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 ✽And out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; also the tree of life in the middle of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it divided and became four head streams. 11 The name of the first is Pishon. That is the one that goes around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 And the gold of that land is good. There also are bdellium and the onyx stone. 13 And the name of the second river is Gihon. This is the one that goes around the whole land of Cush.✽ 14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel.✽ This is the one that goes toward 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 cultivate it and to keep it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden, 17 ✽but you shall not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; for in the day that you eat of it you will surely die”.✽
18 ✽And 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 formed every beast of the field from the ground,✽ and every bird of the air, and brought✽ them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that became its name. 20 ✽And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But as for Adam✽ there was not found a suitable helper for him. 21 ✽And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept. And he took one of his ribs✽ and in its place closed up the flesh. 22 And with the rib which the LORD God took from man, he made a woman, and brought 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”.
24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
25 ✽And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.