1So the heavens and the earth and everything in them were completed.2By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing. So on that day he rested from all his work.3God blessed the seventh day and made it holy. He blessed it because on that day he rested from all the work he had done.
Adam and Eve
4Here is the story of the heavens and the earth when they were created. The LORD God made the earth and the heavens.5At that time, bushes had not yet appeared on the earth. Plants had not started to grow. The LORD God had not sent rain on the earth. And there was no one to farm the land.6But streams came from the earth. They watered the entire surface of the ground.7Then the LORD God formed a man. He made him out of the dust of the ground. God breathed the breath of life into him. And the man became a living person.8The LORD God had planted a garden in the east in Eden. He put in the garden the man he had formed.9The LORD God made every kind of tree grow out of the ground. The trees were pleasing to look at. Their fruit was good to eat. There were two trees in the middle of the garden. One of them had fruit that let people live for ever. The other had fruit that let people tell the difference between good and evil.10A river watered the garden. It flowed out of Eden. From there the river separated into four other rivers.11The name of the first river is the Pishon. It winds through the whole land of Havilah. Gold is found there.12The gold of that land is good. Onyx and sweet-smelling resin are also found there.13The name of the second river is the Gihon. It winds through the whole land of Cush.14The name of the third river is the Tigris. It runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is called the Euphrates.15The LORD God put the man in the Garden of Eden. He put him there to farm its land and take care of it.16The LORD God gave the man a command. He said, ‘You may eat fruit from any tree in the garden.17But you must not eat the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you do, you will certainly die.’18The LORD God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.’19The LORD God had formed all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He had made all of them out of the ground. He brought them to the man to see what names he would give them. And the name the man gave each living creature became its name.20So the man gave names to all the livestock, all the birds in the sky, and all the wild animals. But Adam didn’t find a helper that was just right for him.21So the LORD God caused him to fall into a deep sleep. While the man was sleeping, the LORD God took out one of the man’s ribs. Then the LORD God closed the opening in the man’s side.22Then the LORD God made a woman. He made her from the rib he had taken out of the man. And the LORD God brought her to the man.23The man said, ‘Her bones have come from my bones. Her body has come from my body. She will be named “woman”, because she was taken out of a man.’24That’s why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife. The two of them become one.25Adam and his wife were both naked. They didn’t feel any shame.
English Standard Version
The Seventh Day, God Rests
1Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. (De 4:19; Ps 33:6)2And 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. (Ex 20:8; Ex 31:17; De 5:12; Heb 4:4)3So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.
The Creation of Man and Woman
4These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. (Ge 1:1)5When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, (Ge 1:11; Ge 3:23)6and a mist was going up from the land and was watering the whole face of the ground—7then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. (Ge 3:19; Ge 3:23; Ge 7:22; Ge 18:27; Job 27:3; Job 33:4; Ps 103:14; Ec 12:7; Isa 2:22; 1Co 15:45; 1Co 15:47)8And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. (Ge 2:15; Ge 13:10; Isa 51:3; Eze 28:13; Eze 31:8; Joe 2:3)9And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. (Ge 2:17; Ge 3:22; Re 2:7; Re 22:2; Re 22:14)10A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers.11The name of the first is the Pishon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. (Ge 10:7; Ge 10:29; Ge 25:18; 1Sa 15:7)12And the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there.13The name of the second river is the Gihon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Cush.14And the name of the third river is the Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. (Da 10:4)15The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. (Ge 2:8)16And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden,17but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” (Ge 3:1; Ge 3:11; Ge 3:17; Ro 6:23; Jas 1:15)18Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” (1Co 11:9; 1Ti 2:13)19Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. (Ge 1:20; Ge 1:24; Ps 8:6)20The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him.21So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. (Ge 15:12; 1Sa 26:12)22And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.23Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” (Ge 29:14; Jud 9:2; 2Sa 5:1; 2Sa 19:13; 1Co 11:8; Eph 5:28)24Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. (Ps 45:10; Mt 19:5; Mr 10:7; 1Co 6:16; 1Co 7:10; Eph 5:31)25And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.