1:6 This brings you great joy, 1 although you may have to suffer 2 for a short time in various trials. 1:7 Such trials show the proven character of your faith, 3 which is much more valuable than gold – gold that is tested by fire, even though it is passing away 4 – and will bring praise 5 and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 6 1:8 You 7 have not seen him, but you love him. You 8 do not see him now but you believe in him, and so you rejoice 9 with an indescribable and glorious 10 joy, 1:9 because you are attaining the goal of your faith – the salvation of your souls.
2:18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. 1 I will make a companion 2 for him who corresponds to him.” 3 2:19 The Lord God formed 4 out of the ground every living animal of the field and every bird of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would 5 name them, and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 2:20 So the man named all the animals, the birds of the air, and the living creatures of the field, but for Adam 6 no companion who corresponded to him was found. 7 2:21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, 8 and while he was asleep, 9 he took part of the man’s side 10 and closed up the place with flesh. 11 2:22 Then the Lord God made 12 a woman from the part he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 2:23 Then the man said,
“This one at last 13 is bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
this one will be called 14 ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of 15 man.” 16
2:24 That is why 17 a man leaves 18 his father and mother and unites with 19 his wife, and they become a new family. 20 2:25 The man and his wife were both naked, 21 but they were not ashamed. 22