God resting in satisfaction, the seventh day
Thus the heavens and the earth and all their host were finished.
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.
And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it because in it He rested from all His work which God had 1created
God's procedures to fulfill His purpose
The background — no rain from heaven, no man on the ground, no life in the field, only a mist from the earth
are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were 2created
. 3When 4Jehovah
earth and heaven,
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
But a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground —
The first step — creating man as a vessel to contain God as life
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
The second step — having man receive God as life
Placing man in front of the tree of life
And Jehovah God planted a agarden
, in the east; and there He put the man whom He had formed.
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.
Putting man in the garden with its river
And a 1ariver
from Eden to water the garden, and from there it divided and became 3four 4branches
The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one that goes around the whole land of aHavilah
, where there is gold.
And the 1gold
of that land is good; abdellium
stone are there.
And the name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one that goes around the whole land of Cush.
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.
And Jehovah God took the man and 1put
him in the garden of Eden to 2work
it and to 3keep
Allowing man to have free choice
And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, aOf
every tree of the garden you may eat freely,
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
The third step — working God into man as life to be His complement
Man, typifying God, needing to have a complement
And Jehovah God said, It is not agood
for the 1man
to be alone; I will make him a bhelper
as his 2counterpart
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.
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.
Man gaining a complement in and by life
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.
And Jehovah God 1abuilt
the rib, which He had taken from the man, into a 2woman
her to the man.
And the man said,
This time this is abone
of my bones
And flesh of my flesh;
This one shall be called 1Woman
this one was taken.
Therefore a aman
shall leave his father and his mother and shall cleave to his wife, and bthey
shall become one 1flesh
both the man and his wife were anaked
and were not ashamed before each other.