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1Thus heaven and earth were completed with all their mighty throng. 2On the sixth day God completed all the work he had been doing, and on the seventh day he ceased from all his work. 3God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on that day he ceased from all the work he had set himself to do.

4This is the story of the making of heaven and earth when they were created.

The garden of Eden.  Gn.2.4b-25

5WHEN THE LORD GOD MADE EARTH AND HEAVEN, there was neither shrub nor plant growing wild upon the earth, because the LORD God had sent no rain on the earth; nor was there any man to till the ground. 6A flood Or mist used to rise out of the earth and water all the surface of the ground. 7Then the LORD God formed a man Heb. adam from the dust of the ground Heb. adamah and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. Thus the man became a living creature. 8Then the LORD God planted a garden in Eden away to the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9The LORD God made trees spring from the ground, all trees pleasant to look at and good for food ; and in the middle of the garden he set the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

10There was a river flowing from Eden to water the garden, and when it left the garden it branched into four streams. 11The name of the first is Pishon; that is the river which encircles all the land of Havilah, where the gold Or frankincense is. 12The gold Or frankincense of that land is good; bdellium Or gum resin and cornelians are also to be found there. 13The name of the second river is Gihon; this is the one which encircles all the land of Cush. 14The name of the third is Tigris; this is the river which runs east of Asshur. The fourth river is the Euphrates.

15The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and care for it. 16He told the man, 'You may eat from every tree in the garden, 17but not from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; for on the day that you eat from it, you will certainly die.' 18Then the LORD God said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone. I will provide a partner for him.' 19So God formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of heaven. He brought them to the man to see what he would call them, and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20Thus the man gave names to all cattle, to the birds of heaven, and to every wild animal; but for the man himself no partner had yet been found. 21And so the LORD God put the man into a trance, and while he slept, he took one of his ribs and closed the flesh over the place. 22The LORD God then built up the rib, which he had taken out of the man, into a woman. He brought her to the man, 23and the man said:

for from man Heb. ish was this taken.' 24That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and the two become one flesh. 25Now they were both naked, the man and his wife, but they had no feeling of shame towards one another.
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