God creates man and woman
Genesis 2:7, 18-25
These few verses tell not only of the creation of man and woman, but of their relationship. Seldom has more been communicated in so few words. Man and woman were created for companionship for each other. Made from one flesh, a man shall leave his parents and become one flesh with his wife, the divinely ordained way human society is to be formed and grow. Jesus quoted from this passage in Matthew 19:4-6 and Mark 10:6-8, and added, “what therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
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 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 unto 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.