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Genesis 2Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And heaven[a] and earth[b] and all their array[c] were finished. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. And God blessed the seventh day, and he sanctified[d] it, because on it he rested from all his work of creating that there was to do.[e]

The Generations of Heaven and Earth

These are the generations[f] of heaven[g] and earth[h] when they were created, in the day that Yahweh God made earth and heaven[i] before any plant of the field was[j] on earth, and before any plant of the field[k] had sprung up, because Yahweh God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no human being to cultivate the ground, but a stream would rise from the earth and water the whole face of the ground— when[l] Yahweh God formed the man[m] of dust from the ground, and he blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

And Yahweh God planted a garden in Eden in the east, and there he put the man[n] whom he had formed. And Yahweh God caused to grow every tree that was pleasing to the sight and good for food. And the tree of life was in the midst of the garden, along with[o] the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

10 Now[p] a river flowed out from Eden that watered the garden, and from there it diverged and became four branches. 11 The name of the first is the Pishon. It went around all the land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 (The gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stones are there.) 13 And the name of the second is Gihon. It went around all the land of Cush. 14 And the name of the third is Tigris. It flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

15 And Yahweh God took the man[q] and set him in the garden of Eden to cultivate it and to keep it. 16 And Yahweh God commanded the man,[r] saying, “From every tree of the garden you may freely eat,[s] 17 but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat[t] from it you shall surely die.”[u]

18 Then[v] Yahweh God said, “it is not good that the man[w] is alone. I will make for him a helper as his counterpart.”[x] 19 And out of the ground Yahweh God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky,[y] and he brought each to the man[z] to see what he would call it. And whatever the man[aa] called that living creature was its name. 20 And the man[ab] gave names[ac] to every domesticated animal and to the birds of heaven[ad] and to all the wild animals.[ae] But for the man there was not found a helper as his counterpart.[af] 21 And Yahweh God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man.[ag] While[ah] he slept, he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh where it had been.[ai] 22 And Yahweh God fashioned the rib which he had taken from the man[aj] into a woman and brought her to the man.[ak] 23 And the man[al] said,

She is now[am] bone from my bones
    and flesh from my flesh;
she[an] shall be called ‘Woman,’
    for she was taken[ao] from man.”

24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall cling to his wife, and they shall be as one flesh. 25 And the man[ap] and his wife, both of them, were naked, and they were not ashamed.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 2:1 Or “the sky”
  2. Genesis 2:1 Or “the earth”
  3. Genesis 2:1 Or “host”
  4. Genesis 2:3 Or “hallowed”
  5. Genesis 2:3 Literally “which God created to do”
  6. Genesis 2:4 Or “family records”
  7. Genesis 2:4 Or “the sky”
  8. Genesis 2:4 Or “the earth”
  9. Genesis 2:4 Or “sky”
  10. Genesis 2:5 Literally “and every plant of the field not yet was”
  11. Genesis 2:5 Literally “and every plant of the field not yet”
  12. Genesis 2:7 Or “and”
  13. Genesis 2:7 “The man” indicates the noun is singular and occurs with the definite article
  14. Genesis 2:8 “The man” indicates the noun is singular and occurs with the definite article
  15. Genesis 2:9 Or “and”
  16. Genesis 2:10 Or “And”
  17. Genesis 2:15 “The man” indicates the noun is singular and occurs with the definite article
  18. Genesis 2:16 “The man” indicates the noun is singular and occurs with the definite article
  19. Genesis 2:16 Literally “eating you may eat”
  20. Genesis 2:17 Literally “of your eating”
  21. Genesis 2:17 Literally “dying you shall die”
  22. Genesis 2:18 Or “And”
  23. Genesis 2:18 “The man” indicates the noun is singular and occurs with the definite article
  24. Genesis 2:18 Literally “as his opposite”
  25. Genesis 2:19 Or “the heavens”
  26. Genesis 2:19 “The man” indicates the noun is singular and occurs with the definite article
  27. Genesis 2:19 “The man” indicates the noun is singular and occurs with the definite article
  28. Genesis 2:20 “The man” indicates the noun is singular and occurs with the definite article
  29. Genesis 2:20 Literally “called names”
  30. Genesis 2:20 Or “the sky”
  31. Genesis 2:20 Literally “animals of the earth/land”
  32. Genesis 2:20 Literally “as his opposite”
  33. Genesis 2:21 “The man” indicates the noun is singular and occurs with the definite article
  34. Genesis 2:21 Or “And”
  35. Genesis 2:21 Literally “the flesh in the place of it”
  36. Genesis 2:22 “The man” indicates the noun is singular and occurs with the definite article
  37. Genesis 2:22 “The man” indicates the noun is singular and occurs with the definite article
  38. Genesis 2:23 “The man” indicates the noun is singular and occurs with the definite article
  39. Genesis 2:23 Literally “this one the time”
  40. Genesis 2:23 Literally “this one
  41. Genesis 2:23 Literally “this one was taken”
  42. Genesis 2:25 “The man” indicates the noun is singular and occurs with the definite article
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