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the earth, and watered the whole || not good that the man should be face of the ground.

alone; I will make him an help 7 And the LORD God formed meet for him. man of the dust of the ground, and 19 And out of the ground the breathed into his nostrils the breath Lord God formed every beast of of life, and man became a living the field, and every fowl of the air ; soul.

and brought them unto Adam to see 8 And the LORD God planted a what he would call them: and whatgarden eastward in Eden; and there soever Adam called every living he put the man whom he had formed, creature, that was the name thereof.

9 And out of the ground made the 20 And Adam gave names to all Lord God to grow every tree that cattle, and to the fowl of the air, is pleasant to the sight and good for and to every beast of the field; but food; the tree of life also in the for Adam there was not found an midst of the garden, and the tree of help meet for him. knowledge of good and evil.

21 And the Lord God caused a 10 And a river went out of Eden deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and to water the garden; and from thence he slept: and he took one of his it was parted, and became into four ribs, and closed up the flesh instead heads.

thereof; 11 The name of the first is Pison: 22 And the rib, which the LORD that is it which compasseth the whole God had taken from man, made he land of Havilah, where there is gold; a woman, and brought her unto the

12 And the gold of that land is man. good: there is bdellium and the onyx 23 And Adam said, This is now stone.

bone of my bones, and flesh of my 13 And the name of the second flesh: she shall be called Woman, river is Gihon: the same is it that because she was taken out of Man. compasseth the whole land of Ethi 24 Therefore shall a man leave opia.

his father and his mother, and shall 14 And the name of the third ri cleave unto his wife: and they shall ver is Hiddekel : that is it which go be one flesh. eth toward the east of Assyria. And 25 And they were both naked, the fourth river is Euphrates.

the man and his wife, and were not 15 And the LORD God took the ashamed. man, and put him into the garden of

CHAP. III. Eden to dress it and to keep it.

16 And the LORD God com NOW the serpent was more subtil manded the man, saying, Of every than any beast of the field which the tree of the garden thou mayest freely LORD God had made. And he said eat :

unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, 17 But of the tree of the know Ye shall not eat of every tree of the ledge of good and evil, thou shalt garden? not eat of it: for in the day that 2 And the woman said unto the thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely serpent, We may eat of the fruit of die.

the trees of the garden : 18 And the LORD God said, It is l 3 But of the fruit of the tree

which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked ; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked ? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

23 Therefore the Lord God sent

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him forth from the garden of Eden, || 10 And he said, 'What hast thou to till the ground from whence he done? the voice of thy brother's blood was taken.

crieth unto me from the ground. 24 So he drove out the man; and 11 And now art thou cursed from he placed at the east of the garden the earth, which hath opened her of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming mouth to receive thy brother's blood sword which turned every way, to from thy hand; keep the way of the tree of life.

12 When thou tillest the ground, CHAP. IV.

it shall not henceforth yield unto

thee her strength; a fugitive and a AND Adam knew Eve his wife; vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. and she conceived, and bare Cain, 13 And Cain said unto the LORD, and said, I have gotten a man from My punishment is greater than I can the LORD,

bear. 2 And she again bare his brother 14 Behold, thou hast driven me Abel. And Abel was a keeper of out this day from the face of the sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the earth; and from thy face shall I be ground.

hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a 3 And in process of time it came vagabond in the earth; and it shall to pass, that Cain brought of the come to pass, that every one that fruit of the ground an offering unto findeth me shall slay me. the LORD.

15 And the LORD said unto him, 4 And Abel, he also brought of Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, the firstlings of his flock and of the vengeance shall be taken on him sefat thereof. And the LORD had re venfold. And the Lord set a mark spect unto Abel and to his offering: upon Cain, lest any finding him

5 But unto Cain and to his offer should kill him. ing he had not respect. And Cain 16 And Cain went out from the was very wroth, and his countenance presence of the LORD, and dwelt in fell.

the land of Nod, on the east of 6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Eden. Why art thou wroth? and why is 17 And Cain knew his wife; and thy countenance fallen?

she conceived, and bare Enoch : and 7 If thou doest well, shalt thou he builded a city, and called the not be accepted ? and if thou doest name of the city, after the name of not well, sin lieth at the door. And his son, Enoch. unto thee shall be his desire, and thou 18 And unto Enoch was born shalt rule over him.

Irad : and Irad begat Mehujael : and 8 And Cain talked with Abel his Mehujael begat Methusael: and brother: and it came to pass, when Methusael begat Lamech. they were in the field, that Cain 19 And Lamech took unto him rose up against Abel his brother, two wives : the name of the one was and slew him.

Adah, and the name of the other 9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Zillah. Where is Abel thy brother? And he 20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was said, I know not: Am I my brother's the father of such as dwell in tents, keeper?

and of such as have cattle.

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21 And his brother's name was Jubal : he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.

23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt:

24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth : For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.

26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.

6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos :

7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters :

8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years : and he died.

9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:

10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:

11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years : and he died.

12 And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel :

13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters :

14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years : and he died.

15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared :

16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters :

17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years : and he died.

18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:

19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters :

20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years : and he died.

21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah :

22 And Enoch walked with God I after he begat Methuselah three

CHAP. V. THIS is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years : and he begat sons and daughters :

5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

hundred years, and begat sons and shall be an hundred and twenty daughters :

years. 23 And all the days of Enoch were 4 There were giants in the earth chree hundred sixty and five years : in those days; and also after that,

24 And Enoch walked with God: when the sons of God came in unto and he was not; for God took him. the daughters of men, and they bare

25 And Methuselah lived an hun children to them, the same became dred eighty and seven years, and be mighty men which were of old, men gat Lamech:

of renown. 26 And Methuselah lived after he 5 And God saw that the wickedbegat Lamech seven hundred eighty ness of man was great in the earth, and two years, and begat sons and and that every imagination of the daughters :

thoughts of his heart was only evil 27 And all the days of Methu continually. selah were nine hundred sixty and 6 And it repented the LORD that nine years : and he died.

he had made man on the earth, and 28 And Lamech lived an hundred it grieved him at his heart. eighty and two years, and begat a 7 And the LORD said, I will deson:

stroy man whom I have created from 29 And he called his name Noah, the face of the earth; both man, and saying, This same shall comfort us beast, and the creeping thing, and concerning our work and toil of our the fowls of the air ; for it repenteth hands, because of the ground which me that I have made them. the Lord hath cursed.

8 But Noah found grace in the 30 And Lamech lived after he eyes of the LORD. begat Noah five hundred ninety 9 These are the generations of and five years, and begat sons and Noah: Noah was a just man and daughters :

perfect in his generations, and Noah 31 And all the days of Lamech walked with God. were seven hundred seventy and 10 And Noah begat three sons, seven years : and he died.

Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 32 And Noah was five hundred 11 The earth also was corrupt years old : and Noah begat Shem, before God, and the earth was filled Ham, and Japheth.

with violence. CHAP. VI.

12 And God looked upon the

earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; AND it came to pass, when men for all Aesh had corrupted his way began to multiply on the face of upon the earth. the earth, and daughters were born 13 And God said unto Noah, The unto them,

end of all flesh is come before me; 2 That the sons of God saw the for the earth is filled with violence daughters of men that they were through them; and, behold, I will fair; and they took them wives of destroy them with the earth. all which they chose.

14 Make thee an ark of gopher 3 And the LORD said, My spirit wood; rooms shalt thou make in the shall not always strive with man, for ark, and shalt pitch it within and that he also is flesh: yet his days without with pitch.

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