The Yahwistic Creation Story
Genesis 2:4b-3:24; McGinn translation, adapted from the NRSV

(Gen 2) {4b}In the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, {5} when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up--for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no one to till the ground; {6} but a stream would rise from the earth, and water the whole face of the ground-- {7} then the LORD God formed a human ('adam) from the dust of the ground ('adamah), and breathed into its nostrils the breath of life; and the human ('adam) became a living being. {8} And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there God put the human ('adam) whom God had formed.

{9} Out of the ground the LORD God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. {10} A river flows out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it divides and becomes four branches. {11} The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one that flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; {12} and the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there. {13} The name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one that flows around the whole land of Cush. {14} The name of the third river is Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

{15} The LORD God took the human ('adam) and put it in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. {16} And the LORD God commanded the human ('adam), "You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; {17} but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die."

{18} Then the LORD God said, "It is not good that the human ('adam) should be alone; I will make it a helper for a partner." {19} So out of the ground the LORD God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the human ('adam) to see what it would call them; and whatever the human ('adam) called every living creature, that was its name. {20} The human (qara ha'adam shemoth) gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every animal of the field; but for the human ('adam) there was not found a helper for a partner.

{21} So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the human ('adam), and it slept; then God took one of its ribs and closed up its place with flesh. {22} And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the human ('adam) God made into a woman ('ishsha) and brought her to the human ('adam). {23} Then the human ('adam) said, "This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one shall be called Woman ('ishsha), for out of Man ('ish) this one was taken." {24} Therefore a man ('ish) leaves his father and his mother and clings to his woman ('ishsha), and they become one flesh. {25} And the human ('adam) and his woman ('ishsha) were both naked, and were not ashamed.

(Gen 3)  Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God say, 'You shall not eat from any tree in the garden'?" {2} The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; {3} but God said, 'You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, nor shall you touch it, or you shall die.'" {4} But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not die; {5} for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

{6} So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her man ('ish), who was with her, and he ate. {7} Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.

{8} They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the human ('adam) and his woman ('ishsha) hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. {9} But the LORD God called to the human ('adam), and said to him, "Where are you?" {10} He said, "I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself." {11} God said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?" {12} The human ('adam) said, "The woman ('ishsha) whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate." {13} Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this that you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent tricked me, and I ate."

{14} The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, cursed are you among all animals and among all wild creatures; upon your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. {15} I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will strike your head, and you will strike his heel." {16} To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase your pangs in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your man ('ish), and he shall rule over you." {17} And to the human ('adam) he said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your woman ('ishsha), and have eaten of the tree about which I commanded you, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life; {18} thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. {19} By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; you are dust, and to dust you shall return." {20} The human named his woman Eve (qara ha'adam shem 'ishto hevah), because she was the mother of all the living. {21} And the LORD God made garments of skins for the human ('adam) and for his wife ('ishsha), and clothed them.

{22} Then the LORD God said, "See, the human ('adam) has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever"— {23} therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. {24} God drove out the human ('adam); and at the east of the garden of Eden God placed the cherubim, and a sword flaming and turning to guard the way to the tree of life.