1Eyi ne ɔkwan a Onyankopɔn faa so bɔɔ ɔsoro ne asase ne nea ɛwɔ mu nyinaa.
2Eduu da a ɛto so ason no, na Onyankopɔn awie nnwuma a ofii ase yɛe no nyinaa. Enti da a ɛto so ason no, ogyee nʼahome. 3Enti Onyankopɔn hyiraa da a ɛto so ason no, na ɔtew ho, efisɛ saa da no na Onyankopɔn gyee nʼahome fii adebɔ nnwuma no nyinaa mu.
4Eyi ne ɔsoro ne asasebɔ ho asɛm. Bere a Awurade Nyankopɔn bɔɔ ɔsoro ne asase no.
5Na afifide biara nni asase so, na wuram nnua biara nso nni hɔ. Efisɛ, na Awurade Nyankopɔn mmaa osu ntɔɔ wɔ asase so, na onipa nso nni asase so a ɔbɛyɛ so adwuma. 6Nanso nsuti puepue fifii asase mu bɛfɔw asase ani nyinaa. 7Awurade Nyankopɔn de asase no so dɔte nwen onipa, na ɔhomee nkwa home guu ne hwenem, maa onipa no bɛyɛɛ ɔteasefo.
8Afei Awurade Nyankopɔn yɛɛ turo wɔ Eden apuei fam, na ɛhɔ na ɔde onipa a ɔnwen no no tenae. 9Awurade Nyankopɔn maa nnua ahorow nyinaa fifi fii asase no mu; nnua a ɛyɛ fɛ na wodi. Na nkwa dua ne papa ne bɔnehu dua sisi turo no mfimfini.
10Na asu sen fii Eden bɛfɔw turo no mu afifide no; efi hɔ a, na saa asu no mu apaapae ayɛ nsubɔnten anan. 11Wɔtoo asu a apaapae no mu nea edi kan no din Pison. Na ɛkɔntɔn fa Hawila asase a sikakɔkɔɔ wɔ so no so nyinaa. 12Na saa asase no so sikakɔkɔɔ ye. Na ɛhyɛ a ɛyɛ huam ne apopobibiribo nso wɔ hɔ. 13Asubɔnten a ɛto so abien no din de Gihon. Na ɛno ara na ɛkɔntɔnkɔntɔn fa Kus2.13 Kus—Ɛyɛ Hebri asɛm a ɛkyerɛ ɔmantam te sɛ Sudan anaa Etiopia a ɛwowɔ Apam Dedaw mu no nyinaa. Asubɔnten a wɔbɔ din wɔ ha yi yɛ Nil. Ebinom nso ka se Kus wɔ Mesopotamia. asase ho nyinaa. 14Asu a ɛto so abiɛsa no, na wɔfrɛ no Tigris a ɛsen kɔ asase kɛse Asiria apuei fam no. Asu a ɛto so anan no nso, na wɔfrɛ no Eufrate.
15Awurade Nyankopɔn faa onipa no de no kɔtenaa Eden turo mu hɔ sɛ ɔnyɛ mu adwuma, na ɔnhwɛ so. 16Na Awurade Nyankopɔn bɔɔ onipa no kɔkɔ se, “Wowɔ ho kwan sɛ wudi dua biara so aba wɔ turo yi mu ha; 17nanso wunni ho kwan sɛ wudi papa ne bɔnehu dua no so aba. Da a wubedi no, nea ɛbɛyɛ biara no, wubewu.”
Onyankopɔn Bɔ Hawa
18Afei Awurade Nyankopɔn kae se, “Enye sɛ onipa nko tena; mɛbɔ ɔboafo a ɔfata no ama no.”
19Saa bere no na Awurade Nyankopɔn de mfutuma abɔ wuram mmoa ne wim nnomaa nyinaa. Enti, ɔde wɔn brɛɛ onipa sɛ ɔnhwehwɛ din ko a ɔde bɛtoto wɔn; na din a onipa de too abɔde a nkwa wɔ mu biara no, ɛno ara na ɛyɛɛ din a wɔde frɛɛ no. 20Enti onipa totoo nyɛmmoa, wim nnomaa ne wuram mmoa no nyinaa din.
Nanso onipa de, wannya ɔboafo a ɔfata. 21Enti Awurade Nyankopɔn maa onipa daa nnahɔɔ. Bere a onipa daa saa no, oyii ne mfe mu mparow baako, na ɔde honam taree baabi a oyii mparow hɔ no. 22Afei Awurade Nyankopɔn de mfe mu mparow baako a oyi fii onipa mu no bɔɔ ɔbea, de no maa onipa no.
23Na Adam kae se,
“Mʼankasa me dompe
ne me honam bi ni.
Wɔbɛfrɛ oyi ɔbea efisɛ
ɔbarima mu na woyii no fii.”
24Eyi nti na ɔbarima gyaw nʼagya ne ne na de ne ho kɔbɔ ne yere ho sɛnea wɔn baanu no bɛyɛ nnipa koro.
25Saa bere no, na ɔbarima ne ne yere nyinaa ho da hɔ, nanso na wɔmfɛre.
1Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.
2By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
Adam and Eve
4This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.
5Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth2:5 Or land; also in verse 6 and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no-one to work the ground, 6but streams2:6 Or mist came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. 7Then the Lord God formed a man2:7 The Hebrew for man (adam) sounds like and may be related to the Hebrew for ground (adamah); it is also the name Adam (see verse 20). from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
8Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 9The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground – trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
10A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters. 11The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12(The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin2:12 Or good; pearls and onyx are also there.) 13The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.2:13 Possibly south-east Mesopotamia 14The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
15The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16And the Lord God commanded the man, ‘You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.’
18The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’
19Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. 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. 20So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.
But for Adam2:20 Or the man no suitable helper was found. 21So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs2:21 Or took part of the man’s side and then closed up the place with flesh. 22Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib2:22 Or part he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
23The man said,
‘This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called “woman”,
for she was taken out of man.’
24That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
25Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.