Genesis 2:1–3; Genesis 2:15; Genesis 2:18–24

The Seventh Day, God Rests

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and wall the host of them. And xon 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. 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.


15 The Lord God took the man kand put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.


18 Then the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; nI will make him a helper fit for1 him. 19 oNow out of the ground the Lord God had formed2 every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and pbrought 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 Adam3 there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a qdeep 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 made4 into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,

This at last is rbone of my bones

and flesh of my flesh;

she shall be called Woman,

because she was staken out of Man.5

24 tTherefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.