A quick disclaimer from the Blog’s owner: This will be a posting of the King James Bible word for word. The Bible and all texts encoded within are copyrighted by God, although we are allowed to transcribe the Bible for the purposes of Evangelization.
I will post this disclaimer on every Chapter of the Bible I post. I do not profess to have good knowledge of Scripture, which is why I am transcribing the Bible here. That said: God bless, and happy reading!
Thus the heavens and the Earth were finished, and all the host with them
And on the seventh day, God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he made.
And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
These are the generations of the heavens and of the Earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the Earth and the Heavens,
And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
But there went up a mist from the Earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
And out of the ground made the LORD God 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 knowledge of good and evil.
And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die”.
And the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him”.
And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her to the man.
And Adam 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**.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh”.
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
*Original Hebrew is “Ish-sha”
**Original Hebrew is “Ish”
I put the Hebrew notes there because the Bible was originally written in Hebrew, and therefore would make less sense in most other languages where “Man” and “Woman” are entirely different things to note.
Things of note: Why did God say not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? Simple, The simple act of looking into a tragic event that happened to a friend is the very same as eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It only brings dispair into those that partake of it.
God created woman, not just as someone to breed with man, but as someone to assist him in his endeavors. This clearly means that the man is meant to be the guide to the woman, and the woman to assist in what the man does. You don’t even want to begin to imagine what would happen if that dynamic of “God commands; man does; woman helps” were to break.
Duly note the usage of “Seventh” In ancient times, there was a rest day for the Hebrews, it would correspond to our Saturday, but in modern day, due to Jesus’ resurrection, that has been shifted to Sunday.
Keep Assyria, Ethiopia, and Euphrates in mind, they will be important landmarks later.
For any Scholars of the Holy Scriptures, I would appreciate edification as I go along with this that I don’t lead anyone astray.