The first Sabbath
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their array.
2 And in the seventh daya Elohim completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made. Footnote: aIn (not ‘by’ or ‘on’) the seventh day – Hebrew: Bayyom haShḇi‛i. 3 And Elohim blessed the seventh day and set it apart, because on it He rested from all His work which Elohim in creating had made.
Further particulars concerning the manner of creation
4 These are the births of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that יהוה (Yahweh) Elohim made earth and heavens. 5 Now no shrub of the field was yet on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprung up, for יהוה (Yahweh) Elohim had not sent rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground, 6 but a mist went up from the earth and watered the entire surface of the ground.
7 And יהוה (Yahweh) Elohim formed the man out of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils breath of lives. And the man became a living being.
The planting of the garden of Eden, and its situation
8 And יהוה (Yahweh) Elohim planted a garden in Ěḏen, to the east, and there He put the man whom He had formed. 9 And out of the ground יהוה (Yahweh) Elohim made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, with the tree of life in the midst of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
10 And a river went out of Ěḏen to water the garden, and from there it divided and became four heads. 11 The name of the first is Pishon, it is the one surrounding the entire land of Ḥawilah, where there is gold. 12 And the gold of that land is good. Bdellium is there, and the shoham stone. 13 And the name of the second river is Giḥon, it is the one surrounding the entire land of Kush. 14 And the name of the third river is Ḥiddeqel, it is the one which goes toward the east of Ashshur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
man is placed in it; and the tree of knowledge only forbidden
15 And יהוה (Yahweh) Elohim took the man and put him in the garden of Ěḏen to work it and to guard it.
16 And יהוה (Yahweh) Elohim commanded the man, saying, “Eat of every tree of the garden, 17 but do not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for in the day that you eat of it you shall certainly die.”
The animals are named by Adam
18 And יהוה (Yahweh) Elohim said, “It is not good for the man to be alone, I am going to make a helper for him, as his counterpart.”
19 And from the ground יהוה (Yahweh) Elohim formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called each living being, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all livestock, and to the birds of the heavens, and to every beast of the field. But for the man there was not found a helper for him, as his counterpart.
The making of woman, and the institution of marriage
21 So יהוה (Yahweh) Elohim 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. 22 And the rib which יהוה (Yahweh) Elohim had taken from the man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
23 And the man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. This one is called ‘woman,’ because she was taken out of man.”
24 For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, yet they were not ashamed.
The Scriptures by Institute For Scripture Research
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