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1 Mosebog 2

1På den måde blev himlen og jorden og alt liv skabt. Skaberværket var nu fuldført, og Gud hvilede på den syvende dag. Han velsignede den og indviede den til hviledag.

Hvordan Gud skaber de to første mennesker

Da Gud skabte verden, var der først ingen grønne planter eller buske på jorden, for han havde endnu ikke ladet det regne. Der var heller ingen mennesker til at dyrke jorden. Men der vældede vand frem af jorden og vandede dens overflade.

Så formede Gud et menneske af jorden og blæste livsånde i dets næsebor, så det blev et levende væsen. Gud havde plantet en have i Eden mod øst, og dér anbragte han nu det menneske, som han havde skabt. Gud havde plantet alle slags smukke træer i haven, træer med en mængde frugt. Midt i haven stod livets træ og træet, der giver kendskab til både godt og ondt. 10 I Eden udsprang en flod, som vandede haven. Uden for haven delte den sig i fire mindre floder. 11 Den første flod hedder Pishon. Den bugter sig omkring landet Havila, hvor der findes guld 12 af fin kvalitet samt bedellium[a] og ædelsten. 13 Den anden flod kaldes Gihon. Den løber gennem landet Kush. 14 Den tredje flod kaldes Tigris. Den løber langs med Assyriens østgrænse. Den fjerde flod kaldes Eufrat.

15 Gud satte mennesket, Adam, i Edens have, for at han skulle passe den, 16-17 og han sagde til ham: „Du må spise frugten fra alle træerne i haven undtagen det træ, som giver kendskab til både godt og ondt. Hvis du spiser af den frugt, skal du dø.”

18 Derpå sagde Gud: „Det er ikke godt for Adam at være alene. Jeg vil give ham en livsledsager,[b] der passer til ham.” 19 Af jorden formede Gud nu alle slags dyr og fugle og førte dem hen til Adam for at se, hvad han ville kalde dem; og hvad Adam kaldte dem, blev deres navn. 20 Adam navngav så alle fuglene og de vilde og tamme dyr, men han fandt ikke nogen passende ledsager iblandt dem. 21 Derfor lod Gud Adam falde i en dyb søvn. Mens han sov, tog Gud et af hans ribben og lukkede stedet til igen med kød. 22 Af ribbenet byggede han en kvinde og førte hende hen til Adam.

23 „Ja!” udbrød Adam. „Det er knogler af mine knogler og kød af mit kød! Hun skal hedde kvinde, for hun er taget ud af manden.[c] 24 Derfor skal en mand forlade sin far og mor og knytte sig nært til sin kone, og de to skal blive ét.

25 Adam og hans kone var begge nøgne, men de skammede sig ikke over deres nøgenhed.

Notas al pie

  1. 2,12 Betydningen omstridt. Enten en perle eller en slags ædelsten eller en velduftende og kostbar salve fremstillet af saften fra et bestemt træ.
  2. 2,18 Mere ordret: „en hjælper, der passer til ham.” Også i v. 20.
  3. 2,23 På hebraisk er ordet for „kvinde” (isha) afledt af ordet for „mand” (ish).

New American Standard Bible

Genesis 2

The Creation of Man and Woman

1Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created [a]and made.

[b]This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made earth and heaven. Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to [c]cultivate the ground. But a [d]mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole [e]surface of the ground. Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living [f]being. The Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. Out of the ground the Lord God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

10 Now a river [g]flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four [h]rivers. 11 The name of the first is Pishon; it [i]flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 The gold of that land is good; the bdellium and the onyx stone are there. 13 The name of the second river is Gihon; it [j]flows around the whole land of Cush. 14 The name of the third river is [k]Tigris; it [l]flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the [m]Euphrates.

15 Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. 16 The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; 17 but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not [n]eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.”

18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper [o]suitable for him.” 19 Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the [p]sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the [q]sky, and to every beast of the field, but for [r]Adam there was not found a helper [s]suitable for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. 22 The Lord God [t]fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. 23 The man said,

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

24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and 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.

Notas al pie

  1. Genesis 2:3 Lit to make
  2. Genesis 2:4 Lit These are the generations
  3. Genesis 2:5 Lit work, serve
  4. Genesis 2:6 Or flow
  5. Genesis 2:6 Lit face of
  6. Genesis 2:7 Lit soul
  7. Genesis 2:10 Lit was going out
  8. Genesis 2:10 Lit heads
  9. Genesis 2:11 Lit surrounds
  10. Genesis 2:13 Lit is the one surrounding
  11. Genesis 2:14 Heb Hiddekel
  12. Genesis 2:14 Lit is the one going
  13. Genesis 2:14 Heb Perath
  14. Genesis 2:17 Lit eat from it
  15. Genesis 2:18 Lit corresponding to
  16. Genesis 2:19 Lit heavens
  17. Genesis 2:20 Lit heavens
  18. Genesis 2:20 Or man
  19. Genesis 2:20 Lit corresponding to
  20. Genesis 2:22 Lit built
  21. Genesis 2:23 Lit This one
  22. Genesis 2:23 Heb Ishshah
  23. Genesis 2:23 Lit This one
  24. Genesis 2:23 Heb Ish