And so the heavens and the earth were completed, and all (A)their heavenly [a]lights. By (B)the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and (C)He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because on it He rested from all His work which God had created [b]and made.

The Creation of Man and Woman

[c](D)This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in (E)the day that the Lord God made earth and heaven. (F)Now no shrub of the field was yet on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, (G)for the Lord God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to [d]cultivate the ground. But a [e]mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole [f]surface of the ground. Then the Lord God formed the man of (H)dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the (I)man became a living [g]person. The Lord God planted a (J)garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. Out of the ground the Lord God caused (K)every tree to grow that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; (L)the tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

10 Now a (M)river [h]flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four [i]rivers. 11 The name of the first is Pishon; it [j]flows around the whole land of (N)Havilah, where there is gold. 12 The gold of that land is good; the bdellium and the onyx stone are there as well. 13 The name of the second river is Gihon; it [k]flows around the whole land of Cush. 14 The name of the third river is [l](O)Tigris; it [m]flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the [n](P)Euphrates.

15 Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to cultivate it and tend it.

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  1. Genesis 2:1 Lit host i.e., sun, stars, etc.
  2. Genesis 2:3 Lit to make
  3. Genesis 2:4 Lit These are the generations
  4. Genesis 2:5 Lit work, serve
  5. Genesis 2:6 Or flow
  6. Genesis 2:6 Lit face of
  7. Genesis 2:7 Or soul
  8. Genesis 2:10 Lit was going out
  9. Genesis 2:10 Lit heads
  10. Genesis 2:11 Lit surrounds
  11. Genesis 2:13 Lit is the one surrounding
  12. Genesis 2:14 Heb Hiddekel
  13. Genesis 2:14 Lit is the one going
  14. Genesis 2:14 Heb Perath

And the (A)wolf will dwell with the lamb,
And the leopard will lie down with the young goat,
And the calf and the young lion [a]and the fattened steer will be together;
And a little boy will lead them.
Also the cow and the bear will graze,
Their young will lie down together,
And the (B)lion will eat straw like the ox.
The nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra,
And the weaned child will put his hand on the viper’s den.
They will (C)not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain,
For the (D)earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord
As the waters cover the sea.

10 Then on that day
The (E)nations will resort to the (F)root of Jesse,
Who will stand as a (G)signal flag for the peoples;
And His (H)resting place will be [b]glorious.

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  1. Isaiah 11:6 Some ancient versions will feed together
  2. Isaiah 11:10 Lit glory

A New Heaven and Earth

10 But (A)the day of the Lord (B)will come like a thief, in which (C)the heavens (D)will pass away with a roar and the (E)elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and (F)the earth and [a]its works will be [b]discovered.

11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 (G)looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which (H)the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the (I)elements will melt with intense heat! 13 But according to His (J)promise we are looking for (K)new heavens and a new earth, (L)in which righteousness dwells.

14 (M)Therefore, (N)beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be (O)found (P)spotless and blameless by Him, at peace, 15 and regard the (Q)patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also (R)our beloved brother Paul, (S)according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you,

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  1. 2 Peter 3:10 Lit the works in it
  2. 2 Peter 3:10 I.e., as worthless; late mss burned up