4 These are the generationsI of the heavensII and the earthIII when they were created.IV
In the dayV that the LordVI GodVII madeVIII the earth and the heavens,
5 when noIX plantX of the fieldXI wasXII yetXIII in the earth
and noXIV vegetationXV of the field had yet sprung upXVI—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no oneXVII to tillXVIII the ground,XIX
6 but a streamXX would riseXXI from the earth and waterXXII the wholeXXIII faceXXIV of the ground—
7 then the Lord God formedXXV manXXVI from the dustXXVII of the ground
and breathedXXVIII into his nostrilsXXIX the breathXXX of life,XXXI
and the man becameXXXII a livingXXXIII being.XXXIV
8 And the Lord God plantedXXXV a gardenXXXVI in Eden,XXXVII in the east,XXXVIII and there he putXXXIX the man whom he had formed.
9 Out of the ground the Lord God made to growXL everyXLI treeXLII
that is pleasantXLIII to the sightXLIV and goodXLV for food,XLVI
the tree of life also in the midstXLVII of the garden, and the tree of the knowledgeXLVIII of good and evil.XLIX
10 A riverL flows outLI of Eden to water the garden, and from there it dividesLII and becomes fourLIII branches.LIV
11 The nameLV of the firstLVI is Pishon;LVII
it is the one that flows aroundLVIII the whole landLIX of Havilah,LX where there is gold,LXI
12 and the gold of that land is good; bdelliumLXII and onyxLXIII stoneLXIV are there.
13 The name of the secondLXV river is Gihon;LXVI it is the one that flows around the whole land of Cush.LXVII
14 The name of the thirdLXVIII river is Tigris,LXIX which flowsLXX
eastLXXI of Assyria.LXXII And the fourthLXXIII river is the Euphrates.LXXIV
15 The Lord God tookLXXV the man and putLXXVI him in the garden of Eden to till it and keepLXXVII it.
16 And the Lord God commandedLXXVIII the man, “You may freely eatLXXIX of every tree of the garden, 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.”LXXX
18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone;LXXXI I will make him a helperLXXXII as his partner.”LXXXIII
19 So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animalLXXXIV of the field and every birdLXXXV of the airLXXXVI and broughtLXXXVII them to the man
to seeLXXXVIII what he would callLXXXIX them, and whateverXC the man called every living creature,XCI that was its name.
20 The man gaveXCII names to all cattleXCIII and to the birds of the air and to every animal of the field, but for the man there was not foundXCIV a helper as his partner. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleepXCV to fallXCVI upon the man,
and he slept;XCVII then he took oneXCVIII of his ribsXCIX and closed upC
its placeCI with flesh.CII 22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he madeCIII into a womanCIV and brought her to the man.
23 Then the man said,
“This at lastCV is boneCVI of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
this one shall be called Woman,
for out of ManCVII this one was taken.”
24 ThereforeCVIII a manCIX leavesCX his fatherCXI
and his motherCXII and clingsCXIII to his wife,CXIV and they become oneCXV flesh.
25 And the manCXVI and his wife were bothCXVII nakedCXVIII and were not ashamed.CXIX
Image credit: “Creation” by YoMinistry.