Genesis 2

The Seventh Day, God Rests

1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and w all the host of them. 2 And x on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. 3 So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.

The Creation of Man and Woman

4 y These are the generations
of the heavens and the earth when they were created,
in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.

5 When no z bush of the field 1 was yet in the land 2 and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up - for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man a to work the ground, 6 and a mist 3 was going up from the land and was watering the whole face of the ground - 7 then the Lord God formed the man of b dust from the ground and c breathed into his d nostrils the breath of life, and e the man became a living creature. 8 And the Lord God planted a f garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. g The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, h and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

10 A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers. 11 The name of the first is the Pishon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of i Havilah, where there is gold. 12 And the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there. 13 The name of the second river is the Gihon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Cush. 14 And the name of the third river is the j Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

15 The Lord God took the man k and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil l you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat 4 of it you m shall surely die."

18 Then the Lord God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; n I will make him a helper fit for 5 him." 19 o Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed 6 every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and p brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam 7 there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a q deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made 8 into a woman and brought her to the man.

23 Then the man said,
"This at last is r bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
because she was s taken out of Man." 9

24 t Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.

  1. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:19
    And beware lest you raise your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, you be drawn away and bow down to them and serve them, things that the Lord your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.
    Psalms 33:6
    By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.
  2. Cross References
    Exodus 20:8 - 11
    Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
    Exodus 31:17
    It is a sign forever between me and the people of Israel that in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.'
    Deuteronomy 5:12 - 14
    'Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you.
    Hebrews 4:4
    For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: "And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.
  3. Cross References
    Genesis 1:1
    In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
  4. Cross References
    Genesis 1:11 - 12
    And God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth." And it was so.
  5. Cross References
    Genesis 3:23
    Therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken.
  6. Cross References
    Genesis 3:19
    By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, ...
    Genesis 3:23
    Therefore the Lord God sent him out from the ga...
    Genesis 18:27
    Abraham answered and said, "Behold, I have unde...
    Psalms 103:14
    For he knows our frame; he remembers that we ar...
    Ecclesiastes 12:7
    And the dust returns to the earth as it was, an...
    1 Corinthians 15:47
    The first man was from the earth, a man of dust...
  7. Cross References
    Genesis 7:22
    Everything on the dry land in whose nostrils was the breath of life died.
    Job 33:4
    The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
    Isaiah 2:22
    Stop regarding man in whose nostrils is breath, for of what account is he?
  8. Cross References
    Job 27:3
    As long as my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils.
  9. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 15:45
    Thus it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
  10. Cross References
    Genesis 2:15
    The Lord God took the man and put him in the ga...
    Genesis 13:10
    And Lot lifted up his eyes and saw that the Jor...
    Isaiah 51:3
    For the Lord comforts Zion; he comforts all her...
    Ezekiel 28:13
    You were in Eden, the garden of God; every prec...
    Ezekiel 31:8
    The cedars in the garden of God could not rival...
    Joel 2:3
    Fire devours before them, and behind them a fla...
  11. Cross References
    Genesis 3:22
    Then the Lord God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever -
    Revelation 2:7
    He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
    Revelation 22:2
    Through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
    Revelation 22:14
    Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.
  12. Cross References
    Genesis 2:17
    But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.
  13. Cross References
    Genesis 10:7
    The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan.
    Genesis 10:29
    Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab; all these were the sons of Joktan.
    Genesis 25:18
    They settled from Havilah to Shur, which is opposite Egypt in the direction of Assyria. He settled over against all his kinsmen.
    1 Samuel 15:7
    And Saul defeated the Amalekites from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt.
  14. Cross References
    Daniel 10:4
    On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, as I was standing on the bank of the great river ( that is, the Tigris)
  15. Cross References
    Genesis 2:8
    And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed.
  16. Cross References
    Genesis 3:1 - 3
    Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God actually say, 'You shall not eat of any tree in the garden'?
    Genesis 3:11
    He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?
    Genesis 3:17
    And to Adam he said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life.
  17. Cross References
    Romans 6:23
    For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    James 1:15
    Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
  18. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 11:9
    Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.
    1 Timothy 2:13
    For Adam was formed first, then Eve.
  19. Cross References
    Genesis 1:20
    And God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.
    Genesis 1:24
    And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds - livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds." And it was so.
  20. Cross References
    Psalms 8:6
    You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet.
  21. Cross References
    Genesis 15:12
    As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. And behold, dreadful and great darkness fell upon him.
    1 Samuel 26:12
    So David took the spear and the jar of water from Saul's head, and they went away. No man saw it or knew it, nor did any awake, for they were all asleep, because a deep sleep from the Lord had fallen upon them.
  22. Cross References
    Genesis 29:14
    And Laban said to him, "Surely you are my bone and my flesh!" And he stayed with him a month.
    Judges 9:2
    "Say in the ears of all the leaders of Shechem, 'Which is better for you, that all seventy of the sons of Jerubbaal rule over you, or that one rule over you?' Remember also that I am your bone and your flesh."
    2 Samuel 5:1
    Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, "Behold, we are your bone and flesh.
    2 Samuel 19:13
    And say to Amasa, 'Are you not my bone and my flesh? God do so to me and more also, if you are not commander of my army from now on in place of Joab.'
    Ephesians 5:28 - 30
    In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
  23. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 11:8
    For man was not made from woman, but woman from man.
  24. Cross References
    Matthew 19:5
    And said, 'Therefore a man shall leave his fath...
    Mark 10:7
    Therefore a man shall leave his father and moth...
    1 Corinthians 6:16
    Or do you not know that he who is joined to a p...
    Ephesians 5:31
    "Therefore a man shall leave his father and mot...
    Psalms 45:10
    Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline you...
    1 Corinthians 7:10 - 11
    To the married I give this charge (not I, but t...
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Previous Book Next Book