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What men and other creatures would eatGen 1:29 Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground--everything that has the breath of life in it --I give every green plant for food." And it was so.
It is clear from this that neither man nor any other creature were to eat flesh or each other. Man was created with a digestive system designed to deal with plant material, not meat or even fish. We'll see later that God had to "downgrade" men and other creature's diets and how killing and spilling blood started
Concept of clean/unclean animalsGen 7:2 Take with you seven of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, 3 and also seven of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. NIV Gen 7:2 Bring in the animals, too-a pair of each, except those kinds I have chosen for eating and for sacrifice: take seven pairs of each of them, TLB
Gen 9:1 God blessed Noah and his sons and told them to have many children and to repopulate the earth.
2 "All wild animals and birds and fish will be afraid of you," God told him; "for I have placed them in your power, and they are yours to use for food, in addition to grain and vegetables. 4 But never eat animals unless their life-blood has been drained off. TLB

Never eat BloodGen 9:4 But never eat animals unless their life-blood has been drained off. 5 And murder is forbidden. Man-killing animals must die, and any man who murders shall be killed; for to kill a man is to kill one made like God. 7 Yes, have many children and repopulate the earth and subdue it." TLB

Bearing the potential to be basically equal to Elohim, qualifies man to rule over his (their) creation: Gen 1:26...and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
King David confirmed this reality: Ps 8:3 When I look up into the night skies and see the work of your fingers-the moon and the stars you have made- 4 I cannot understand how you can bother with mere puny man, to pay any attention to him! TLB
5 And yet you have made him only a little lower than the angels and placed a crown of glory and honor upon his head.
6 You have put him in charge of everything you made; everything is put under his authority: 7 all sheep and oxen, and wild animals too, 8 the birds and fish, and all the life in the sea. 9 O Jehovah, our Lord, the majesty and glory of your name fills the earth. TLB

Man is in control of nature
In Gen 1:31 God repeats his ruling in verses 26 & 28 (above), just to make sure that we understand, that man is in control of nature - no untouchable "holy cows" when it comes to the God of Creation, or as he later defined himself, the God of Israel -- See God's people.
Gen 2:18-20 also bears out the fact that man isdifferent from animals and in authority over them -to name them: The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." 19 Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. Gen 2:20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. But for Adam no suitable helper was found.
Gen 9:1 God blessed Noah and his sons and told them to have many children and to repopulate the earth.
2 "All wild animals and birds and fish will be afraid of you," God told him; "for I have placed them in your power, and they are yours to use for food, in addition to grain and vegetables. 4 But never eat animals unless their life-blood has been drained off. TLB
Man's SkillsGen 4:19 Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah. 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock. 21 His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play the harp and flute. 22 Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged all kinds of tools out of bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain's sister was Naamah. NIV


(He opened the first foundry forging instruments of bronze and iron. TLB) Adam was still around at the time: Gen 4:25 Adam lay with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth NIV
Sexuality & ShameGen 3:6-7 The woman was convinced. How lovely and fresh looking it was! And it would make her so wise! So she ate some of the fruit and gave some to her husband, and he ate it too. 7 And as they ate it, suddenly they became aware of their nakedness, and were embarrassed. So they strung fig leaves together to cover themselves around the hips. TLB Acquiring consciousness of right & wrong turned completely natural, inhibited sex for pleasure and procreation into something unnatural, ameans to exert an agenda, viz. favor, control, punishment, rebellion, consolation, etc.
God also set his standard concerning the sexual orientation of man right from the start: that of MALE and FEMALE; there is nothing in between, and it isn't something we can decide about ourselves.
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created

Gen 2:23 "This is it!" Adam exclaimed. "She is part of my own bone and flesh! Her name is 'woman' because she was taken out of a man." 24 This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife in such a way that the two become one person. TLB
Last Word: Eph 5:25-33 And you husbands, show the same kind of love to your wives as Christ showed to the Church when he died for her, 26 to make her holy and clean, washed by baptism and God's Word; 27 so that he could give her to himself as a glorious Church without a single spot or wrinkle or any other blemish, being holy and without a single fault. 28 That is how husbands should treat their wives, loving them as parts of themselves. For since a man and his wife are now one, a man is really doing himself a favor and loving himself when he loves his wife! 29 No one hates his own body but lovingly cares for it, just as Christ cares for his body the Church, of which we are parts. 31(That the husband and wife are one body is proved by the Scripture, which says, "A man must leave his father and mother when he marries so that he can be perfectly joined to his wife, and the two shall be one.") 32 I know this is hard to understand, but it is an illustration of the way we are parts of the body of Christ. 33 So again I say, a man must love his wife as a part of himself; and the wife must see to it that she deeply respects her husband-obeying, praising, and honoring him. TLB
See also: Old Man#Sexuality
God created them MAN & WOMAN, and that is the norm form sexual relationships for mankind. It is not something we can decide about and changing God's norm unless we are given over to our own decadence:

Rom 1:24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. ...26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. 28 Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. NIV


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Gen 15:4 Then the word of the LORD came to him: "This man will not be your heir, but a son coming from your own body will be your heir." NIV (Actually his wife's with whom he is one and came from his own people). 
Submitted to husbandGen 16:1 Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian maidservant named Hagar; 2 so she said to Abram, "The LORD has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my maidservant; perhaps I can build a family through her."
Abram agreed to what Sarai said. NIV
Sara blamed Abram for her wrong decision.
Fallen women: Gen 3:16 To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you." NIV In other words, wives need to submit to their husbands
Seventh dayGen 1:31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day.
Gen 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. 2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. NIV
In blessing the seventh day and making it holy, God set it apart from other days. The argument of some Christians it doesn't matter what day you make your Sabbath, therefore, doesn't wash. Christmas day, yes, you can make any day because God didn't set such a day apart, it's a man-made day, a compromise with pagans (between pagans in most cases).
Seven & FortyGen 7:4 Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made." NIV

Work Gen 2:15 The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden as its gardener, to tend and care for it.
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It is clear that man was supposed to work from the beginning, but probably the way God worked, by speaking out what he wanted done - as against later when he sinned.
Gen 3:17 And to Adam, God said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate the fruit when I told you not to, I have placed a curse upon the soil. All your life you will struggle to extract a living from it. 18 It will grow thorns and thistles for you, and you shall eat its grasses. 19 All your life you will sweat to master it, until your dying day. TLB
GroundGen 8:20 0 Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. 21 The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: "Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done. 22 "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease." NIV
LifespanGen 6:1 Now a population explosion took place upon the earth. It was at this time that beings from the spirit world looked upon the beautiful earth women and took any they desired to be their wives. 3 Then Jehovah said, "My Spirit must not forever be disgraced in man, wholly evil as he is. I will give him 120 years to mend his ways."
ConductPrinciple of Giving Gen 14:18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High,...:20 Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything. NIV
In his fairness, Godbuilt thedemocratic righttochoose intoman by putting the Tree of Consciencein the garden. It boils down to man being given the right to choose to do his OWN THING in his OWN WAY, rather than to do GOD's THING in GOD's WAY. "...you will be doomed to die" (TLB -below) or "..surely die" (NIV) probably doesn't imply that man will live forever should he not exercise this right to choose; rather that he will die SPIRITUALLY and cut his connection with his Maker -and end up in heaven when he dies.

Gen 2:16 But the Lord God gave the man this warning: "You may eat any fruit in the garden except fruit from the Tree of Conscience-for its fruit will open your eyes to make you aware of right and wrong, good and bad (shame). If you eat its fruit, you will be doomed to die." TLB

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(NIV - 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.")
Gen 2:25 The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. NIV

This is a first word about death and it will remain God's judgment forman's opting to live life their own way until, and
he gives the answer in Gen 49:10-
Many Christians, esp. liberation theologists are confused by the fact that killing prevails in spite of the "peace" they think Jesus has brought and the potential of acquiring redemption and a new life. This esp. goes for nations. It is said God will not perform "ethnic cleansing" anymore because of the potential of salvation.It's confusing for many, and we see it clearly with the so-called Palestinian Arabs. Most Christians cannot imaginethat the God of Israel could exercise his sovereign right to wipe out nations if he wanted to - because of their wicketness (as we've seen the last Palestinians are capable of), not because of Israel's righteousness. See Nations#Judge.
Many Christians also don't seem to notice that Yeshua stated himself that he hadn't come to bring PEACE and that he got pretty UPSET at times.
Man is born inclined towards evilGen 8:21..."Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. NIV
KillingGen 3:21 and the Lord God clothed Adam and his wife with garments made from skins of animals. TLB In other words, God was the first one to kill animals. (Back to Diet)
SinGen 4:6 "Why are you angry?" the Lord asked him. "Why is your face so dark with rage? 7 It can be bright with joy if you will do what you should! But if you refuse to obey, watch out. Sin is waiting to attack you, longing to destroy you. But you can conquer it!" TLB

Demons were able to have sex with women because of man's interaction with them

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Gen 6:4 In those days, and even afterwards, when the evil beings from the spirit world were sexually involved with human women, their children became giants, of whom so many legends are told. 5 When the Lord God saw the extent of human wickedness, and that the trend and direction of men's lives were only towards evil, 6 he was sorry he had made them. It broke his heart. 7 And he said, "I will blot out from the face of the earth all mankind that I created. Yes, and the animals too, and the reptiles and the birds. For I am sorry I made them." TLB
BlessAbramGen 12:I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you; and the entire world will be blessed because of you." TLB
Curses Serpent Ground Man (Not cursed, but Punished) Cain
CainGen 4:10 But the Lord said, "Your brother's blood calls to me from the ground. What have you done? 11 You are hereby banished from this ground which you have defiled with your brother's blood. 12 No longer will it yield crops for you, even if you toil on it forever! From now on you will be a fugitive and a tramp upon the earth, wandering from place to place." TLB
Gen 4:13 ain said to the LORD, "My punishment is more than I can bear. 14 Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me." 15 But the LORD said to him, "Not so; if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over." Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. NIV
After NoahGen 8:21 "I will never do it again-I will never again curse the earth, destroying all living things, even though man's bent is always toward evil from his earliest youth, and even though he does such wicked things. 22 As long as the earth remains, there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night." TLB
Lamech Gen 4:23 One day Lamech said to Adah and Zillah, "Listen to me, my wives. I have killed a youth who attacked and wounded me. 24 If anyone who kills Cain will be punished seven times, anyone taking revenge against me for killing that youth should be punished seventy-seven times!" TLB

Gen 5:28 Lamech: Lamech was 182 years old when his son Noah was born. Lamech named him Noah (meaning "Relief") because he said, "He will bring us relief from the hard work of farming this ground which God has cursed." TLB

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Shem, Ham, and JaphethGen 9:18 The names of Noah's three sons were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Ham is the ancestor of the Canaanites.) 19 From these three sons of Noah came all the nations of the earth. TLB
Gen 9:24 When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him, 25 he said, "Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers." 26 He also said,
"Blessed be the LORD, the God of
Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem and may Canaan be his slave." NIV
JerichoJosh 6:26 Then Joshua declared a terrible curse upon anyone who might rebuild Jericho, warning that when the foundation was laid, the builder's oldest son would die, and when the gates were set up, his youngest son would die. TLB
Job 2:9 His wife said to him, "Are you still trying to be godly when God has done all this to you? Curse him and die." TLB
OT:1288=Blessing not Curse
barak (baw-rak' -barach in modern Hebrew); a primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason)
(Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers)