15 Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to cultivate it and tend it. 16 The Lord God (A)commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not [a]eat, for on the day that you eat from it (B)you will certainly die.”

18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; (C)I will make him a helper [b]suitable for him.” 19 (D)And out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the sky, and (E)brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all the livestock, and to the birds of the sky, and to every animal of the field, but for [c]Adam there was not found (F)a helper [d]suitable for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a (G)deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. 22 And the Lord God [e]fashioned into a woman (H)the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,

(I)At last this is bone of my bones,
And flesh of my flesh;
[f]She shall be called [g]‘woman,’
Because [h]she was taken out of [i]man.”

24 (J)For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. 25 (K)And the man and his wife were both naked, but they were not ashamed.

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  1. Genesis 2:17 Lit eat from it
  2. Genesis 2:18 Lit corresponding to
  3. Genesis 2:20 Or man
  4. Genesis 2:20 Lit corresponding to
  5. Genesis 2:22 Lit built
  6. Genesis 2:23 Lit This one
  7. Genesis 2:23 Heb ishshah
  8. Genesis 2:23 Lit This one
  9. Genesis 2:23 Heb ish

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