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1:29
Gen 9:3
Pss 104:13; 136:25
1:30
Pss 104:14; 145:15
1:31
Ps 104:24
2:2
Exod 20:11; 31:17
†Heb 4:4
2:4
Gen 1:3-31; 5:1;
6:9; 10:1
Job 38:4-11

GENESIS 2
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.”
29Then 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.
31Then 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.
2
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.
B. THE STORY OF ADAM (2:4–5:32)
Learning about our ancestors often helps us understand ourselves. Adam and Eve, our first ancestors, were
the highlight of God’s creation—the very reason God made the world. But they didn’t always live the way God
intended. Through their mistakes, we can learn important lessons about the way God wants us to live. Adam and
Eve teach us much about the nature of sin and its consequences.
2:5
Gen 1:11
2:7
Gen 3:19
Job 33:4
Ps 103:14
John 20:22
†1 Cor 15:45
WHAT THE
BIBLE SAYS
ABOUT
MARRIAGE
1. Adam and Eve
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,
NOW IN COLOR — The
and there were no people to cultivate the soil. 6Instead, springs*
came up from the
translation
brand
ground and watered all the land. 7Then the Lord God formed the
man from
the color
dust is
of
used and
throughout
the
Bible so
the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils,
the man
became
the reader can easily discern
a living person.
2:2 Or ceased; also in 2:3 .
2:6 Or mist.
between the study notes,
features, and Bible text.
Genesis 2:18-24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marriage is God’s idea .
Genesis 2:24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . God designed marriage as the lifelong union of one man and
one woman .
Genesis 24:58-60 . . . . . . . . . . . . Commitment is essential to a successful marriage .
Ecclesiastes 9:9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marriage holds times of great joy .
Song of Songs 4:9-10 . . . . . . . . Romance is important .
Malachi 2:14-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marriage creates the best environment for raising children .
Matthew 5:32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Unfaithfulness breaks the bond of trust, the foundation of all
relationships .
Matthew 19:6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marriage is permanent .
Romans 7:2-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ideally, only death should dissolve marriage .
Ephesians 5:21-33 . . . . . . . . . . . . Marriage is based on the principled practice of love, not on
feelings .
Ephesians 5:32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marriage is a living symbol of Christ and the church .
Hebrews 13:4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marriage is good and honorable .
made more in the image of God than the other. From the beginning the
Bible places both man and woman at the pinnacle of God’s creation.
Neither gender is exalted over the other, and neither is depreciated. Our
identity is given to us by God. It is not defined by culture, experience,
or environment; he has the prior claim to us. Thus he is Lord of our
gender and sexuality.
1:28 To reign over something is to have absolute authority and control
over it. God has ultimate rule over the earth, and he exercises his authority
with loving care. When God delegated some of his authority to the human
race, he expected us to take responsibility for the environment and the
other creatures that share our planet. We must not be careless and wasteful as we fulfill this charge. God was careful and creative when he made
this earth. We must also be careful and creative in our stewardship of it.
1:31 God saw that all he had created was very good. You are part of
God’s creation, and he is pleased with how he made you. If at times you
feel worthless or of little value, remember that God made you for a good
reason. You are valuable to him.
2:2-3 We live in an action-oriented world. There always seems to be
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when he regularly withdrew to the wilderness to pray (see Luke 5:16).
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Our times of rest refresh us for times of service.
the reader understand and
2:3 That God blessed the seventh day means that he set it apart for holy
apply
text. (Ex.
note 1:27.)
use. The Ten Commandments emphasize
thisthe
distinction
by commanding
the observance of the Sabbath (Exodus 20:8-11).

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