Bible: Genesis 2:15-25

2:15 The Lord God took the man and placed 1  him in the orchard in 2  Eden to care for it and to maintain it. 3  2:16 Then the Lord God commanded 4  the man, “You may freely eat 5  fruit 6  from every tree of the orchard, 2:17 but 7  you must not eat 8  from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when 9  you eat from it you will surely die.” 10 

2:18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. 11  I will make a companion 12  for him who corresponds to him.” 13  2:19 The Lord God formed 14  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 15  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 16  no companion who corresponded to him was found. 17  2:21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, 18  and while he was asleep, 19  he took part of the man’s side 20  and closed up the place with flesh. 21  2:22 Then the Lord God made 22  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 23  is bone of my bones

and flesh of my flesh;

this one will be called 24 woman,’

for she was taken out of 25  man.” 26 

2:24 That is why 27  a man leaves 28  his father and mother and unites with 29  his wife, and they become a new family. 30  2:25 The man and his wife were both naked, 31  but they were not ashamed. 32 

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