21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep;(A) and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs[a] and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib[b](B) he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

23 The man said,

“This is now bone of my bones
    and flesh of my flesh;(C)
she shall be called(D) ‘woman,’
    for she was taken out of man.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 2:21 Or took part of the man’s side
  2. Genesis 2:22 Or part
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