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g. God resting in satisfaction, the seventh day 2:1-3
Gen. 2 :1 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth and all their host were finished.
Gen. 2 :2 2:2 And on the aseventh day God finished His work which He had done, and He 1brested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.
Gen. 2 :3 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it because in it He rested from all His work which God had 1created and made.
B. God's procedures to fulfill His purpose 2:4-25
1. The background — no rain from heaven, no man on the ground, no life in the field, only a mist from the earth vv. 4-6
Gen. 2 :4 2:4 1These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were 2created. 3When 4Jehovah God 2made earth and heaven,
Gen. 2 :5 2:5 And no aplant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up — for Jehovah God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no man to 1bwork the ground,
Gen. 2 :6 2:6 But a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground —
2. The first step — creating man as a vessel to contain God as life vv. 7-15
Gen. 2 :7 2:7 Jehovah God 1formed 2man from the 3adust of the 4ground and breathed into his nostrils the 5bbreath of life, and man became a living 6csoul.
3. The second step — having man receive God as life vv. 8-17
a. Placing man in front of the tree of life vv. 8-9
Gen. 2 :8 2:8 And Jehovah God planted a agarden in 1Eden, in the east; and there He put the man whom He had formed.
Gen. 2 :9 2:9 And out of the ground Jehovah God caused to grow every tree that is 1pleasant to the sight and good for food, as well as the 2atree of life in the middle of the garden and the 3btree of the knowledge of good and evil.
b. Putting man in the garden with its river vv. 10-15
Gen. 2 :10 2:10 And a 1ariver went 2forth from Eden to water the garden, and from there it divided and became 3four 4branches.
Gen. 2 :11 2:11 The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one that goes around the whole land of aHavilah, where there is gold.
Gen. 2 :12 2:12 And the 1gold of that land is good; abdellium and bonyx stone are there.
Gen. 2 :13 2:13 And the name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one that goes around the whole land of Cush.
Gen. 2 :14 2:14 And the name of the third river is aHiddekel; it is the one that goes east of Asshur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
Gen. 2 :15 2:15 And Jehovah God took the man and 1put him in the garden of Eden to 2work it and to 3keep it.
c. Allowing man to have free choice vv. 16-17
Gen. 2 :16 2:16 And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, aOf every tree of the garden you may eat freely,
Gen. 2 :17 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, of it you shall 1anot eat; for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely 2bdie.
4. The third step — working God into man as life to be His complement vv. 18-25
a. Man, typifying God, needing to have a complement vv. 18-20
Gen. 2 :18 2:18 And Jehovah God said, It is not agood for the 1man to be alone; I will make him a bhelper as his 2counterpart.
Gen. 2 :19 2:19 Now Jehovah God had formed afrom the ground every animal of the field and every bird of heaven. And He brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called any living animal, that was its name.
Gen. 2 :20 2:20 And the man gave names to all cattle and to the birds of heaven and to every animal of the field, but for Adam there was 1not found a helper as his counterpart.
b. Man gaining a complement in and by life vv. 21-25
Gen. 2 :21 2:21 And Jehovah God caused a 1adeep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; and He took one of his 2ribs and closed up the flesh in its place.
Gen. 2 :22 2:22 And Jehovah God 1abuilt the rib, which He had taken from the man, into a 2woman and 3brought her to the man.
Gen. 2 :23 2:23 And the man said,
This time this is abone of my bones
And flesh of my flesh;
This one shall be called 1Woman
Because bout of 2Man this one was taken.
Gen. 2 :24 2:24 Therefore a aman shall leave his father and his mother and shall cleave to his wife, and bthey shall become one 1flesh.
Gen. 2 :25 2:25 1And both the man and his wife were anaked and were not ashamed before each other.
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