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This chapter is an appendix to the history of the creation, explaining, and enlarging on that part of it, which relates immediately to man. We have in it,

I. The institution 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 summary of the whole work, ver. 4-7.

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. 18-25.

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