In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth. 2 And the earth had become waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of Elohim moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And Elohim said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And Elohim saw the light, that it was good: and Elohim divided the light from the darkness. 5 And Elohim called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
6 And Elohim said, Let there be a firmament in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And Elohim made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 8 And Elohim called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
9 And Elohim said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. 10 And Elohim called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and Elohim saw that it was good. 11 And Elohim said, Let the earth put forth grass, herb yielding seed, and the fruit-trees bearing fruit after their kind, in which there is seed, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, herb yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, in which there is seed, after their kind: and Elohim saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning a third day.
14 And Elohim said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years: 15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16 And Elohim made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17 And Elohim set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and Elohim saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there morning a fourth day.
20 And Elohim said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 21 And Elohim created the great sea-monsters, and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind: and Elohim saw that it was good. 22 And Elohim blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth. 23 And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.
24 And Elohim said, Let the earth bring forth the living creatures after their kind, cattle, and creeping things, and beast of the earth after their kind: and it was so. 25 And Elohim made the beast of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and every thing that creeps upon the ground after its kind: and Elohim saw that it was good. 26 And Elohim 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 heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. 27 And Elohim created man in his own image, in the image of Elohim created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And Elohim blessed them: and Elohim said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth. 29 And Elohim said, Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food: 30 and to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the heavens, and to every thing that creeps upon the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food: and it was so. 31 And Elohim saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
And the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day Elohim finished his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3 And Elohim blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it: because that in it he rested from all his work which Elohim had created and made.
4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that Yahweh Elohim made earth and heaven. 5 And no plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for Yahweh Elohim had not caused it to rain upon the earth; and there was not a man to till the ground; 6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. 7 And Yahweh Elohim formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 8 And Yahweh Elohim planted a garden eastward, in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 And out of the ground made Yahweh Elohim to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the middle of the garden, and the tree of knowing the of good and [knowing the] evil. 10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it was parted, and became four heads. 11 The name of the first is Pishon: that is it which compasses the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; 12 and the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. 13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasses the whole land of Cush. 4 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goes front of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. 15 And Yahweh Elohim took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 16 And Yahweh Elohim commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of knowing the good and [knowing the] evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.
18 And Yahweh Elohim said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him. 19 And out of the ground Yahweh Elohim formed every beast of the field, and every bird of the heavens; and brought them unto the man to see what he would call them: and whatever the man called every living creature, that was the name of it. 20 And the man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the heavens, and to every beast of the field; but for man there was not found a help meet for him. 21 And Yahweh Elohim caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead of it: 22 And the rib, which Yahweh Elohim had taken from the man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And the man said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which Yahweh Elohim had made. And he said unto the woman, Has Elohim said, You shall not eat of any tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the Serpent, Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat: 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, Elohim said, You shall not eat it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, You shall not surely die: 5 for Elohim knows that in the day you eat of it, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as Elohim, knowing good and evil. 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit of it, and did eat; and she 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 Yahweh Elohim walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh Elohim among the trees of the garden.
9 And Yahweh Elohim called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where are you? 10 And he said, I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. 11 And he said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you that you should not eat? 12 And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. 13 And Yahweh Elohim said unto the woman, What is this that you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. 14 And Yahweh Elohim said unto the serpent, Because you have done this, cursed are you above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life: 15 and I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed: he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel. 16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your pain and your conception; in pain you shall bring forth children; and your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you. 17 And unto Adam he said, Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it: cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil shall you eat of it all the days of your life; 18 thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to you; and you shall eat the herb of the field; 19 in the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return unto the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are, and unto dust shall you return. 20 And the man called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. 21 And Yahweh Elohim made for Adam and for his wife coats of skins, and clothed them.
22 And Yahweh Elohim 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 Yahweh Elohim sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from where he was taken. 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden the Cherubim, and a flame of a sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.