Bible: 2 Chro 30:8

2:1 The heavens and the earth 1  were completed with everything that was in them. 2  2:2 By 3  the seventh day God finished the work that he had been doing, 4  and he ceased 5  on the seventh day all the work that he had been doing. 2:3 God blessed the seventh day and made it holy 6  because on it he ceased all the work that he 7  had been doing in creation. 8 

The Creation of Man and Woman

2:4 This is the account 9  of the heavens and the earth 10  when they were created – when the Lord God 11  made the earth and heavens. 12 

2:5 Now 13  no shrub of the field had yet grown on the earth, and no plant of the field 14  had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground. 15  2:6 Springs 16  would well up 17  from the earth and water 18  the whole surface of the ground. 19  2:7 The Lord God formed 20  the man from the soil of the ground 21  and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, 22  and the man became a living being. 23 

2:8 The Lord God planted an orchard 24  in the east, 25  in Eden; 26  and there he placed the man he had formed. 27  2:9 The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow from the soil, 28  every tree that was pleasing to look at 29  and good for food. (Now 30  the tree of life 31  and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil 32  were in the middle of the orchard.)

2:10 Now 33  a river flows 34  from Eden 35  to water the orchard, and from there it divides 36  into four headstreams. 37  2:11 The name of the first is Pishon; it runs through 38  the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 2:12 (The gold of that land is pure; 39  pearls 40  and lapis lazuli 41  are also there). 2:13 The name of the second river is Gihon; it runs through 42  the entire land of Cush. 43  2:14 The name of the third river is Tigris; it runs along the east side of Assyria. 44  The fourth river is the Euphrates.

2:15 The Lord God took the man and placed 45  him in the orchard in 46  Eden to care for it and to maintain it. 47  2:16 Then the Lord God commanded 48  the man, “You may freely eat 49  fruit 50  from every tree of the orchard, 2:17 but 51  you must not eat 52  from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when 53  you eat from it you will surely die.” 54 

2:18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. 55  I will make a companion 56  for him who corresponds to him.” 57  2:19 The Lord God formed 58  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 59  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 60  no companion who corresponded to him was found. 61  2:21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, 62  and while he was asleep, 63  he took part of the man’s side 64  and closed up the place with flesh. 65  2:22 Then the Lord God made 66  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 67  is bone of my bones

and flesh of my flesh;

this one will be called 68 woman,’

for she was taken out of 69  man.” 70 

2:24 That is why 71  a man leaves 72  his father and mother and unites with 73  his wife, and they become a new family. 74  2:25 The man and his wife were both naked, 75  but they were not ashamed. 76 

Paul’s Desire to Visit Rome

1:8 First of all, 77  I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed throughout the whole world.

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