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Genesis 2

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The first Sabbath

2:1 The heavens and the earth were finished, and all their vast array.

4212   Astronomy

2:2 On the seventh day God finished his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

5386   Leisure, nature and purpose of
5582   Tiredness

2:3 God blessed the seventh day, and made it holy, because he rested in it from all his work which he had created and made.

8218   Consecration
8270   Holiness, as set apart for God

Further particulars concerning the manner of creation

2:4 This is the history of the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that Yahweh God made the earth and the heavens.

2:5 No plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for Yahweh God had not caused it to rain on the earth. There was not a man to till the ground,

4844   Rain

2:6 but a mist went up from the earth, and watered the whole surface of the ground.

2:7 Yahweh God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

1080   God, living and self-sustaining
4050   Dust
4804   Breath

The planting of the garden of Eden, and its situation

2:8 Yahweh God planted a garden eastward, in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed.

4821   East

2:9 Out of the ground Yahweh God made every tree to grow that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food;
    the tree of life also in the middle of the garden,
    and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

4528   Trees

2:10 A river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it was parted, and became four heads.

4260   Rivers and Streams

2:11 The name of the first is Pishon: this is the one which flows through the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

2:12 and the gold of that land is good. There is aromatic resin and the onyx stone.

2:13 The name of the second river is Gihon: the same river that flows through the whole land of Cush.

2:14 The name of the third river is Hiddekel: this is the one which flows in front of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.

4468   Horticulture

Man is placed in it, and the tree of knowledge only forbidden

2:15 Yahweh God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

4060   Nature
5556   Stewardship

2:16 Yahweh God commanded the man, saying,

“Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;

5020   Human nature

2:17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it;
for in the day that you eat of it you will surely die.”

4016   Life, human
5561   Suffering, nature of

The animals are named by Adam

2:18 Yahweh God said,

“It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.”

5093   Eve
5744   Wife

2:19 Out of the ground Yahweh God formed every animal of the field, and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. Whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.

4017   Life, animal and plant

2:20 The man gave names to all livestock, and to the birds of the sky, and to every animal of the field; but for man there was not found a helper suitable for him.

4612   Birds

The making of woman, and the institution of marriage

2:21 Yahweh God caused a deep sleep to fall on the man, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.

5533   Sleep, physical

2:22 He made the rib, which Yahweh God had taken from the man, into a woman, and brought her to the man.

5876   Helpfulness

2:23 The man said,

“This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh.
She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken out of Man.”

5137   Bones

2:24 Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh.

5732   Polygamy
5895   Intimacy

2:25 They were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

5169   Nakedness
5947   Shame

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