G E N E S I S
This chapter is an appendix to the history of the
creation, more particularly explaining and enlarging upon that part
of the history which relates immediately to man, the favourite of
this lower world. We have in it, I. The institution and
sanctification of the sabbath, which was made for man, to further
his holiness and comfort (ver.
1-3). II. A more particular account of man's creation,
as the centre and summary of the whole work (ver. 1-7). III. A description of the garden
of Eden, and the placing of man in it under the obligations of a
law and covenant (ver.
8-17). IV. The creation of the woman, her marriage to
the man, and the institution of the ordinance of marriage
(ver. 18, &c.).