15 ¶ Then the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden, that he might [a]dress it, and keep it.
16 And the Lord God [b]commanded the man, saying, [c]Thou shalt eat freely of every tree of the garden,
17 But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for [d]in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt die the [e]death.
18 Also the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be himself alone: I will make him an help [f]meet for him.
19 So the Lord God formed of the earth every beast of the field, and every fowl of the heaven, and brought them unto the [g]man to see how he would call them: for howsoever the man named the living creature, so was the name thereof.
20 The man therefore gave names unto all cattle, and to the fowl of the heaven, and to every beast of the field: but for Adam found he not an helper meet for him.
Genesis 2:15God would not have man idle, though as yet there was no need to labor.
Genesis 2:16So that man might know there was a sovereign Lord, to whom he owed obedience.
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