Monthly Archives: October, 2008

Genesis 2.8-17

And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the East, and there he put the man whom he had formed.

And out of the ground the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food–the Tree of Life also in the midst of the garden, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers. The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one which flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; and the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there. The name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one which flows around the whole land of Cush. And the name of the third river is Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

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

And the Lord God commanded the man, saying: “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil you shall not eat, for on the day that you eat of it you shall die.”

Genesis 2.4-7

These are the generations of the Heavens and the Earth when they were created.

In the day that the Lord God made the Earth and the Heavens, when 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 upon the Earth, and there was no man to till the ground; but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground– Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

Genesis 2.1-3

Thus the Heavens and the Earth were finished, and all the host of them.

And 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. So God bless the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all his work which he had done in creation.

Now the Trouble Begins (Genesis 1.26->)

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the Earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the Earth.”

So God created man in his own image. In the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

And God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the Earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the Earth.”

And God said, “Behold! I have given you every plant yielding seed which is upon the face of all the Earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.

“And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the Earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.”

And God saw everything that he had made, and behold!–It was very good.

And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.