- ¶ THUS the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
- And on the sixth day God, finished his works which he had made;
and he rested on the seventh day from all his works which he had made.
- So God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it;
because in it he had rested from all his works which God created and made.
- ¶ These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the heavens and the earth.
- And all the trees of the field were not yet in the ground, and every herb of the field had not yet sprung up;
for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no man to till the ground.
- But a powerful spring gushed out of the earth, and watered all the face of the ground.
- And the LORD God formed Adam out of the soil of the earth, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life;
and man became a living being.
- ¶ And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden;
and there he put the man whom he had formed.
- And out of the ground the LORD God made 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 the knowledge of good and evil.
- And a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden;
and from thence it divided and became into four heads.
- The name of the first is Pishon;
it is the one which encircles the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
- And the gold of that land is good;
there is also beryllium and the onyx stone.
- And the name of the second river is Gihon, the one which encircles the whole land of Ethiopia.
- And the name of the third river is Deklat (Tigris);
it is the one which flows east of Assyria.
And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
- And the LORD God took the man, and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and to keep it.
- ¶ And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;
- 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 surely die.
- ¶ Then the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone;
I will make him a helper who is like him.
- And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air;
and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them;
and whatever Adam called every living creature, that was its name.
- And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to all fowl of the air, and to all wild beasts;
but for Adam there was not found a helper who was equal to him.
- ¶ So 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 place with flesh in its stead;
- And of the rib which the LORD God had taken from Adam he made a woman, and brought her to Adam.
- 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.
- Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh.
- And they were both naked, Adam and his wife, and were not ashamed.