1Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.2By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.3Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
Adam and Eve
4This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.5Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground,6but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground.7Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.8Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.9The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.10A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.11The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold.12(The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.)13The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire 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 the Euphrates.15The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.16And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;17but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”18The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”19Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.20So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals. But for Adam no suitable helper was found.21So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh.22Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.23The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”24That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.25Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no 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.