Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all atheir hosts.
By athe seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and bHe rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.
Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.
aThis is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in bthe day that the Lord God made earth and heaven.
aNow no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, bfor the Lord God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground.
But a mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground.
Then the Lord God formed man of adust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and bman became a living being.
The Lord God planted a agarden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed.
Out of the ground the Lord God caused to grow aevery tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; bthe tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Now a ariver flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four rivers.
The name of the first is Pishon; it flows around the whole land of aHavilah, where there is gold.
The gold of that land is good; the bdellium and the onyx stone are there.
The name of the second river is Gihon; it flows around the whole land of Cush.
The name of the third river is aTigris; it flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the bEuphrates.
Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.
The Lord God acommanded the man, saying, "From any tree of the garden you may eat freely;
but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it ayou will surely die."
Then the Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; aI will make him a helper suitable for him."
aOut of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and bbrought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.
The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found aa helper suitable for him.
So the Lord God caused a adeep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place.
The Lord God fashioned into a woman athe rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.
The man said,