(A)This is the [a]history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, before any (B)plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the Lord God had not (C)caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man (D)to till the ground; but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.

And the Lord God formed man of the (E)dust of the ground, and (F)breathed into his (G)nostrils the breath of life; and (H)man became a living being.

Life in God’s Garden

The Lord God planted (I)a garden (J)eastward in (K)Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made (L)every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. (M)The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and (N)evil.

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  1. Genesis 2:4 Heb. toledoth, lit. generations

“Where(A) were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements?
Surely you know!
Or who stretched the [a]line upon it?
To what were its foundations fastened?
Or who laid its cornerstone,
When the morning stars sang together,
And all (B)the sons of God shouted for joy?

“Or(C) who shut in the sea with doors,
When it burst forth and issued from the womb;
When I made the clouds its garment,
And thick darkness its swaddling band;
10 When (D)I fixed My limit for it,
And set bars and doors;
11 When I said,
‘This far you may come, but no farther,
And here your proud waves (E)must stop!’

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  1. Job 38:5 measuring line

The Eternal Word(A)

In the beginning (B)was the Word, and the (C)Word was (D)with God, and the Word was (E)God. (F)He was in the beginning with God. (G)All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. (H)In Him was life, and (I)the life was the light of men. And (J)the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [a]comprehend it.

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Footnotes

  1. John 1:5 Or overcome