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Genesis 2:4-25

4.

Genesis 2:4-25

These are offspring of the skies and the earth,
by being shaped in the day that Yahweh God made earth and skies.

Now none of the plants of the open country were in the earth,
and none of the vegetation of the open country was sprouting,
for Yahweh God had not sent rain upon the earth,
and Adam was not there to work the land,
but moisture rose up from the earth to give water to the whole face of the land.

So Yahweh God formed the person of dust from the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, so that the person became a living being.

Now Yahweh God had established a garden in Eden, in the east, and he placed there the person that he had formed, and Yahweh God caused to spring up from the ground every tree attractive in appearance and good for food, and the Tree of Living was in the middle of the garden, and the Tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Now, a river went out from Eden to irrigate the garden, and from there divided and became four sources. The name of the first was Piyshon. It was flowing about all the land of Chawiylah, in which there is gold, and the gold of that land is good: there is also resin and onyx stone. And the name of the second river was Giyhon - it was flowing about the land of Kush - and the name of the third river was Chideqel, its course was over beside Ashur, and the fourth river was Perath.

Then Yahweh God took the person and settled him in the garden of Eden to tend it and to watch over it, and Yahweh God commanded him, saying to the person,
        “From all of the trees of the garden you may freely eat,
        but from the tree of knowledge of good and evil,
        you must never eat from it,
        for on the day you eat from it you will certainly die.”

Then Yahweh God said: “It is not good, the person being by himself - I will make for him a helper to be a match for him”,
and Yahweh God formed from the ground
        all the creatures of the open country
        and all the birds of the skies,
and he brought the person near to see what he would call to each, and the sound which the person pronounced over each living being: that is its name.

Thus the person proclaimed names
        for all the domesticated animals
        and for the birds of the skies
        and for all the living things of the open country -
but for Adam, he could not find a helper to be a match for him.

So Yahweh God made a deep sleep fall on the person and he slept, and he took one of his ribs and the flesh closed in its place, and Yahweh God fashioned the rib which he had taken from the person into a woman, and he brought her near to the man.

Then the man said
She is the one!
Bone from my bone
and body from my body
to her I proclaim 'woman'
for out of a man, taken was she.”

On this basis, a man will leave behind his father and his mother and join with his woman, and they will become a body united.

Now they were both nude, the man and his woman, and they felt no shame in front of each other.

 

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