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reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the
sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the
earth, and the small animals that scurry
along the ground.”
So God created human beings in his own
In the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
28Then God blessed them and said, “Be
fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and
govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the
birds in the sky, and all the animals that
scurry along the ground.”
29 Then God said, “Look! I have given you
every seed-bearing plant throughout the
earth and all the fruit trees for your food.
30And I have given every green plant as food
for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky,
and the small animals that scurry along the
ground—everything that has life.” And that
is what happened.
31 Then God looked over all he had made,
and he saw that it was very good!
And evening passed and morning came,
marking the sixth day.
So the creation of the heavens and the earth
and everything in them was completed.
2On the seventh day God had finished his
work of creation, so he rested from all his
work. 3And God blessed the seventh day and
declared it holy, because it was the day when
he rested from all his work of creation.
4This is the account of the creation of the heavens
and the earth.
The Man and Woman in Eden
When the Lord God made the earth and the
heavens, 5neither wild plants nor grains were
growing on the earth. For the Lord God had not
yet sent rain to water the earth, and there were no
people to cultivate the soil. 6Instead, springs
came up from the ground and watered all the
land. 7 Then the Lord God formed the man from
the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of
life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a
8Then the Lord God planted a garden in Eden
in the east, and there he placed the man he had
made. 9 The Lord God made all sorts of trees
grow up from the ground—trees that were beautiful and that produced delicious fruit. In the
middle of the garden he placed the tree of life
and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
10A river flowed from the land of Eden, watering the garden and then dividing into four
branches. 11 The first branch, called the Pishon,
flowed around the entire land of Havilah, where
gold is found. 12 The gold of that land is exceptionally pure; aromatic resin and onyx stone are
also found there. 13 The second branch, called the
Gihon, flowed around the entire land of Cush.
14 The third branch, called the Tigris, flowed east
of the land of Asshur. The fourth branch is called
15 The Lord God placed the man in the Garden
of Eden to tend and watch over it. 16But the Lord
God warned him, “You may freely eat the fruit of
every tree in the garden—17except the tree of the
knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit,
you are sure to die.”
18Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for
the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is
just right for him.” 19So the Lord God formed
from the ground all the wild animals and all the
birds of the sky. He brought them to the man to
see what he would call them, and the man chose a
name for each one. 20He gave names to all the
livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild
animals. But still there was no helper just right for
21So the Lord God caused the man to fall into
a deep sleep. While the man slept, the Lord God
took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the
opening. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman
from the rib, and he brought her to the man.
23 “At last!” the man exclaimed.
“This one is bone from my bone,
and flesh from my flesh!
She will be called ‘woman,’
because she was taken from ‘man.’”
24This explains why a man leaves his father
and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two
are united into one.
25Now the man and his wife were both naked,
but they felt no shame.
The Man and Woman Sin
The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked
the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat
the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?”
2 “Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in
the garden,” the woman replied. 3 “It’s only the
fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden