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Genesis 2

1 - The heavens, the earth, and all their vast array were finished.

2 - On the seventh day God finished his work which he had done; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done.

3 - God blessed the seventh day, and made it holy, because he rested in it from all his work of creation which he had done.

4 - This is the history of the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that The LORD God made the earth and the heavens.

5 - No plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth. There was not a man to till the ground,

6 - but a mist went up from the earth, and watered the whole surface of the ground.

7 - The LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

8 - The LORD God planted a garden eastward, in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed.

9 - Out of the ground the LORD God made every tree to grow that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food, including the tree of life in the middle of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

10 - A river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it was parted, and became the source of four rivers.

11 - The name of the first is Pishon: it flows through the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

12 - and the gold of that land is good. Bdellium and onyx stone are also there.

13 - The name of the second river is Gihon. It is the same river that flows through the whole land of Cush.

14 - The name of the third river is Hiddekel. This is the one which flows in front of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.

15 - The LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate and keep it.

16 - The LORD God commanded the man, saying, "You may freely eat of every tree of the garden;

17 - but you shall not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; for in the day that you eat of it, you will surely die."

18 - The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to him."

19 - Out of the ground the LORD God formed every animal of the field, and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. Whatever the man called every living creature became its name.

20 - The man gave names to all livestock, and to the birds of the sky, and to every animal of the field; but for man there was not found a helper comparable to him.

21 - The LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. As the man slept, he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.

22 - The LORD God made a woman from the rib which he had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.

23 - The man said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She will be called 'woman,' because she was taken out of Man."

24 - Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh.

25 - The man and his wife were both naked, and they were not ashamed.

Genesis 2 Images and Notes

Brief Summary: God established the Sabbath day. The LORD creates man and woman, and places them in the Garden of Eden. They are commanded to eat freely but not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Detailed Summary: God (Elohim) ended His work and rested on the seventh day. He established the seventh day by blessing it and sanctifying it. Then in verse 4 the focus shifts to the LORD (Jehovah), the personal name of God and He is seen as creator and He forms man from the dust and gives him the breath of life. The LORD also planted the Garden of Eden with the Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and He commanded Adam not to eat from this tree or else he would die. The LORD then created woman from Adam's side and Adam called her woman. They were both naked and not ashamed.

Who is Mentioned: God, Adam, and Eve.

Key Concept: God created man for love and fellowship (Genesis 2:7)

Key Verse: Genesis 2:7, And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Map of The Supposed Location of the Garden of Eden
The Supposed Location of the Garden of Eden

Important Related Verses:
Study Bible Icon Exodus 20:10-11 God's Sabbath rest became the basis for the Sabbath being included in the 10 commandments.
Study Bible Icon Matthew 19:6 reveals Jesus saying that it was God who joined Adam and Eve together.
Study Bible Icon 1 Timothy 2:13 Paul says that Adam was first formed, then Eve.
Study Bible Icon 1 Corinthians 15:45 Paul said that the first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam a quickening spirit.
Study Bible Icon 1 Corinthians 15:22 Paul said that in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Study Bible Icon Christ and the Church Ephesians 5:28-32, Matthew 19:5, 1 Corinthians 6:16, Ephesians 5:31

Interesting Notes:
Study Bible Icon According to Heb 4 the Church age is the Sabbath rest and the believer in Jesus ceases from his works and rests in God's redemption in Christ.
Study Bible Icon Eve, a type of the Church, the Bride of Christ, was not formed
of dust, but came from the first son of God's opened side. The Church was born from the opened side of the Second Son of God, Jesus.
Study Bible Icon In the Hebrew the word for man is ish and woman is ishah
Study Bible Icon Eden in Hebrew means paradise
Study Bible Icon The mist mentioned in Genesis 2:6 could be confirmation that there was no rain until after the flood.
Study Bible Icon Adam was commanded not to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil before Eve was created.
Study Bible Icon Adam was told that in the day he eats of it he would surely die. It meant spiritual death because his physical body died at 930 years old.
Study Bible Icon Elohim is the name of God used in Genesis 1:1-2:3 and then the LORD (Jehovah) is used as His personal redemptive name.
Study Bible Icon The Garden of Eden cannot be determined but it was somewhere in the Tigris-Euphrates region on the east end of the fertile crescent.
Study Bible Icon Archaeology and science confirms that the earliest traces of civilization migrated from the Persian Gulf region.

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Chart showing the number of years from the creation of the world to the great flood (deluge)

The First Day. Light.

Genesis Resources

Creation
Adam and Eve
The Flood
The Tower of Babel
Abraham the First Hebrew
Isaac, Son of Promise
Jacob and the 12 Tribes
Joseph and Egypt