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And he caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam; and while he slept, he took one of Adam's ribs, and closed up the Flesh instead thereof. And of the rib, which he had taken from the man, he made a woman, and brought her unto Adam.

And Adam called his wife's name Eve; and said, "This is now bone of my bone, 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 mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh."

4. The Fall of Man.

Now the serpent did tempt Eve to eat of the tree of knowledge, of which the LORD

had commanded them not to eat. And she took of the fruit thereof and did eat; and she gave also unto her husband, and he did eat.

And because they had not kept the command of the LORD, he drove them forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence they were taken.

And after this, Eve bore unto Adam two sons; Cain, and Abel: and Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a tiller of the ground.

5. The Murder of Abel.

And Cain brought of the fruit of the ground for an offering to the LORD: and Abel brought also of the firstlings of his flock.

And Abel, being a good

man, made his offering with a pious and devout mind; and it was excepted of the LORD,

But Cain's sacrifice being made without a due sense of GoD or any sincere love for him, it was not accepted. Then Cain, instead of repenting of his sin, became angry; and rose up against his brother and slew him. And the LORD said unto

Cain, "What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now thou art cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth, to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand. When thou tillest the ground it shall not yield unto thee her strength: a fugitive and

a vagabond shalt thou be on And Cain said

the earth."
unto the LORD, "My pun-
ishment is more than I am
able to bear."

6. Noah is commanded to build
the Ark!

AAnd Eve bare unto Adam another son named Seth, and other sons and daughters. And after the death of Adam, the wickedness of man became very great; and the earth was filled with violence.

But Noah was a good man, and found grace in the eyes of the LORD; and he had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

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And the LORD GOD said unto Noah, "The end of all men is come; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold I will deA2

stroy them with the earth Make thee, therefore, an ark of wood. Rooms shalt thou make in the ark; and thou shall come into the ark; thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy son's wives with thee; and two of every sort of living creatures, thou shalt bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee. They shall be male and female." Thus did Noah ; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.


7. The History of the Flood. And the LORD commanded Noah to go into the ark. Then he went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives, and two of every living creature.

And it rained upon the

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