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Genesis 2

The Creation of Man and Woman

1So the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts (inhabitants). And by the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested (ceased) on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. So God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it [as His own, that is, set it apart as holy from other days], because in it He rested from all His work which He had created and done.

This is the history of [the origin of] the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day [that is, days of creation] that the [a]Lord God made the earth and the heavens— no shrub or plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to [b]cultivate the ground, but a [c]mist (fog, dew, vapor) used to rise from the land and water the entire surface of the ground— then the Lord God [d]formed [that is, created the body of] man from the [e]dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being [an individual complete in body and spirit]. And the Lord God [f]planted a garden (oasis) in the east, in Eden (delight, land of happiness); and He put the man whom He had formed (created) there. And [in that garden] the Lord God caused to grow from the ground every tree that is desirable and pleasing to the sight and good (suitable, pleasant) for food; the tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the [experiential] knowledge (recognition) of [the difference between] good and evil.

10 Now a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four [branching] rivers. 11 The first [river] is named Pishon; it flows around the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 The gold of that land is good; bdellium (a fragrant, valuable resin) and the [g]onyx stone are found there. 13 The name of the second river is Gihon; it flows around the entire land of Cush [in Mesopotamia]. 14 The third river is named Hiddekel (Tigris); it flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

15 So the Lord God took the man [He had made] and settled him in the Garden of Eden to cultivate and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may freely (unconditionally) eat [the fruit] from every tree of the garden; 17 but [only] from the tree of the knowledge (recognition) of good and evil you shall not eat, otherwise on the day that you eat from it, you shall most certainly [h]die [because of your disobedience].”

18 Now the Lord God said, “It is not good (beneficial) for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper [one who balances him—a counterpart who is] [i]suitable and complementary for him.” 19 So the Lord God formed out of the ground every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. 20 And the man gave names to all the livestock, and to the birds of the air, and to every animal of the field; but for Adam there was not found a helper [that was] suitable (a companion) for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam; and while he slept, He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. 22 And the rib which the Lord God had taken from the man He made (fashioned, formed) into a woman, and He brought her and presented her to the man. 23 Then Adam said,

“This is now bone of my bones,
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman,
Because she was taken out of Man.”

24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed or embarrassed.

Notas al pie

  1. Genesis 2:4 Heb YHWH (Yahweh), the Hebrew name of God which traditionally is not pronounced by the Jews, usually rendered Lord. See front material, Principles of Translation.
  2. Genesis 2:5 Lit work.
  3. Genesis 2:6 Or flow of water.
  4. Genesis 2:7 The word is “formed” (Heb yatsar), but in 1:26, 27 the action is described with the Hebrew word “created” (Heb bara).
  5. Genesis 2:7 The essential chemical elements found in soil are also found in humans and animals. This scientific fact was not discovered until recent times, but God is displaying it here.
  6. Genesis 2:8 This is a reference, not to the creation of plant life in general, but to the planting of specific plants in the Garden of Eden (2:8, 9).
  7. Genesis 2:12 It is often difficult to match the names or descriptions of ancient gems and other materials with their contemporary equivalents. Modern research indicates this may instead be carnelian, a red gemstone.
  8. Genesis 2:17 Both spiritually and physically, physical death in the sense of becoming mortal; they were created immortal.
  9. Genesis 2:18 Lit like his opposite.

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Gênesis 2

1Assim foram concluídos os céus e a terra, e tudo o que neles há.

No sétimo dia Deus já havia concluído a obra que realizara, e nesse dia descansou. Abençoou Deus o sétimo dia e o santificou, porque nele descansou de toda a obra que realizara na criação.

A Origem da Humanidade

Esta é a história das origens[a] dos céus e da terra, no tempo em que foram criados:

Quando o Senhor Deus fez a terra e os céus, ainda não tinha brotado nenhum arbusto no campo, e nenhuma planta havia germinado, porque o Senhor Deus ainda não tinha feito chover sobre a terra, e também não havia homem para cultivar o solo. Todavia brotava água[b] da terra e irrigava toda a superfície do solo. Então o Senhor Deus formou o homem[c] do pó da terra e soprou em suas narinas o fôlego de vida, e o homem se tornou um ser vivente.

Ora, o Senhor Deus tinha plantado um jardim no Éden, para os lados do leste, e ali colocou o homem que formara. Então o Senhor Deus fez nascer do solo todo tipo de árvores agradáveis aos olhos e boas para alimento. E no meio do jardim estavam a árvore da vida e a árvore do conhecimento do bem e do mal.

10 No Éden nascia um rio que irrigava o jardim, e depois se dividia em quatro. 11 O nome do primeiro é Pisom. Ele percorre toda a terra de Havilá, onde existe ouro. 12 O ouro daquela terra é excelente; lá também existem o bdélio e a pedra de ônix. 13 O segundo, que percorre toda a terra de Cuxe, é o Giom. 14 O terceiro, que corre pelo lado leste da Assíria, é o Tigre. E o quarto rio é o Eufrates.

15 O Senhor Deus colocou o homem no jardim do Éden para cuidar dele e cultivá-lo. 16 E o Senhor Deus ordenou ao homem: “Coma livremente de qualquer árvore do jardim, 17 mas não coma da árvore do conhecimento do bem e do mal, porque no dia em que dela comer, certamente você morrerá”.

18 Então o Senhor Deus declarou: “Não é bom que o homem esteja só; farei para ele alguém que o auxilie e lhe corresponda”. 19 Depois que formou da terra todos os animais do campo e todas as aves do céu, o Senhor Deus os trouxe ao homem para ver como este lhes chamaria; e o nome que o homem desse a cada ser vivo, esse seria o seu nome. 20 Assim o homem deu nomes a todos os rebanhos domésticos, às aves do céu e a todos os animais selvagens. Todavia não se encontrou para o homem[d] alguém que o auxiliasse e lhe correspondesse.

21 Então o Senhor Deus fez o homem cair em profundo sono e, enquanto este dormia, tirou-lhe uma das costelas[e], fechando o lugar com carne. 22 Com a costela que havia tirado do homem, o Senhor Deus fez uma mulher e a levou até ele. 23 Disse então o homem:

“Esta, sim, é osso dos meus ossos
    e carne da minha carne!
Ela será chamada mulher,
    porque do homem[f] foi tirada”.

24 Por essa razão, o homem deixará pai e mãe e se unirá à sua mulher, e eles se tornarão uma só carne.

25 O homem e sua mulher viviam nus, e não sentiam vergonha.

Notas al pie

  1. 2.4 Hebraico: história da descendência; a mesma expressão aparece em 5.1; 6.9; 10.1; 11.10,27; 25.12,19; 36.1,9 e 37.2.
  2. 2.6 Ou brotavam fontes; ou ainda surgia uma neblina
  3. 2.7 Os termos homem e Adão (adam) assemelham-se à palavra terra (adamah) no hebraico.
  4. 2.20 Ou Adão
  5. 2.21 Ou parte de um dos lados do homem; também no versículo 22.
  6. 2.23 Os termos homem (ish) e mulher (ishah) formam um jogo de palavras no hebraico.