‘Then the Lord God said,
“It is not good for the man to live alone. I will make a suitable companion
to help him.”
So he took some soil from the ground
and formed all the animals and all the birds. Then he brought them to the man
to see what he would name them
; and that is how they all got their names.
So the man named all the birds
and all the animals
; but not one of them was
a suitable companion to help him.
Then the Lord God made the man
fall into a deep sleep,
and while he was sleeping,
he took out one of the man’s ribs
and closed up the flesh.
He formed a woman
out of the rib and brought her to him.
Then the man said, /
“At last, here is one of my own kind
— /Bone taken from my bone,
and flesh from my flesh. /
“Woman’ is her name
because she was taken out of man.”
That is why a man leaves his father
and mother and is united with his wife,
and they become one.
The man and the woman were both naked,
but they were not embarrassed.