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The Torah, or Pentateuch of Moses:

Chapter Two

St. Pachomius Library Translation of the Septuagint

Chapter 2

  1. And the heaven and the earth were finished, and all the adornment of them. COMMENTARY
  2. And on the sixth day God ended his works which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his works which he had made. COMMENTARY
  3. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his works which God began to do. COMMENTARY
  4. This is the book of the generations of heaven and earth when they came to be, in the day that the LORD God made the heaven and the earth, COMMENTARY
  5. And every green thing of the field before it was upon the earth, and every herb of the field before it sprang up: for [the LORD] God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to dress it. COMMENTARY
  6. But there went up a fountain from the earth, and watered the whole face of the land. COMMENTARY
  7. And [the LORD] God formed man, dust from the ground, and breathed into his face the breath of life; and man became a living soul. COMMENTARY
  8. And [the LORD] God planted a paradise eastward in Edem; and there he put the man whom he had formed. COMMENTARY
  9. 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 paradise, and the tree of learning that which is to be known of good and evil. COMMENTARY
  10. And a river went out of Edem to water paradise; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
  11. The name of the first is Phison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Evilat, where there is gold; COMMENTARY
  12. And the gold of that land is good: there is carbuncle and the light-green stone. COMMENTARY
  13. And the name of the second river is Gehon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Aethiopia. COMMENTARY
  14. And the name of the third river is Tigris: that is it which goeth over against the Assyrians. And the fourth river is Euphrates. COMMENTARY
  15. And the LORD God took the man whom he had formed, and put him in the paradise of delight to dress it and to keep it. COMMENTARY
  16. And the LORD God commanded Adam, saying, Of every tree of paradise thou mayest freely eat: COMMENTARY
  17. 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. COMMENTARY
  18. And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. COMMENTARY
  19. And out of the earth [the LORD] God formed yet farther every beast of the field, and every bird of the heaven; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living soul, that was the name thereof.
  20. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to all the fowl of the heaven, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help like to him. COMMENTARY
  21. And [the LORD] God caused a trance to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; COMMENTARY
  22. And the rib, which [the LORD] God had taken from Adam, he built up into woman, and brought her unto Adam. COMMENTARY
  23. 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 her Man. COMMENTARY
  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 the two were naked, both Adam and his wife, and were not ashamed.



The St. Pachomius Orthodox Library, St. Leontius of Tripoli, 2006.

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