1天地万物都造好了。 2第七天，上帝完成了祂的创造之工，就在第七天歇了一切的工。 3上帝赐福给第七天，将其定为圣日，因为祂在这一天歇了祂一切的创造之工。 4这是有关创造天地的记载。
耶和华上帝创造天地的时候， 5地上还没有草木菜蔬，因为耶和华上帝还没有降雨在地上，土地也没有人耕作， 6但有水从地里涌出，浇灌大地。 7耶和华上帝用地上的尘土造了人，把生命的气息吹进他的鼻孔里，他就成了有生命的人。 8耶和华上帝在东方的伊甸开辟了一个园子，把祂所造的人安置在里面。 9耶和华上帝使地面长出各种树木，它们既好看又能结出可吃的果子。在园子的中间有生命树和分别善恶的树。
10有一条河从伊甸流出来灌溉那园子，又从那里分出四条支流。 11第一条支流叫比逊河，它环绕着哈腓拉全境。那里有金子， 12且是上好的金子，还有珍珠和红玛瑙。 13第二条支流是基训河，它环绕着古实全境。 14第三条支流名叫底格里斯河，它流经亚述的东边。第四条支流是幼发拉底河。
15耶和华上帝把那人安置在伊甸的园子里，让他在那里耕种、看管园子。 16耶和华上帝吩咐那人说：“你可以随意吃园中所有树上的果子， 17只是不可吃那棵分别善恶树的果子，因为你若吃了，当天必死。”
18耶和华上帝说：“那人独自一人不好，我要为他造一个相配的帮手。” 19耶和华上帝用尘土造了各种田野的走兽和空中的飞鸟，把它们带到那人跟前，看他怎么称呼这些动物。他叫这些动物什么，它们的名字就是什么。 20那人给所有的牲畜及田野的走兽和空中的飞鸟都起了名字。可是他找不到一个跟自己相配的帮手。 21耶和华上帝使那人沉睡，然后从他身上取出一根肋骨，再把肉合起来。 22耶和华上帝用那根肋骨造成一个女人，带到那人跟前。 23那人说：
1So the heavens and the earth and everything in them were completed.
2By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing. So on that day he rested from all his work. 3God blessed the seventh day and made it holy. He blessed it because on that day he rested from all the work he had done.
Adam and Eve
4Here is the story of the heavens and the earth when they were created. The Lord God made the earth and the heavens.
5At that time, bushes had not yet appeared on the earth. Plants had not started to grow. The Lord God had not sent rain on the earth. And there was no one to farm the land. 6But streams came from the earth. They watered the entire surface of the ground. 7Then the Lord God formed a man. He made him out of the dust of the ground. God breathed the breath of life into him. And the man became a living person.
8The Lord God had planted a garden in the east in Eden. He put in the garden the man he had formed. 9The Lord God made every kind of tree grow out of the ground. The trees were pleasing to look at. Their fruit was good to eat. There were two trees in the middle of the garden. One of them had fruit that let people live forever. The other had fruit that let people tell the difference between good and evil.
10A river watered the garden. It flowed out of Eden. From there the river separated into four other rivers. 11The name of the first river is the Pishon. It winds through the whole land of Havilah. Gold is found there. 12The gold of that land is good. Onyx and sweet-smelling resin are also found there. 13The name of the second river is the Gihon. It winds through the whole land of Cush. 14The name of the third river is the Tigris. It runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is called the Euphrates.
15The Lord God put the man in the Garden of Eden. He put him there to farm its land and take care of it. 16The Lord God gave the man a command. He said, “You may eat fruit from any tree in the garden. 17But you must not eat the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you do, you will certainly die.”
18The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.”
19The Lord God had formed all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He had made all of them out of the ground. He brought them to the man to see what names he would give them. And the name the man gave each living creature became its name. 20So the man gave names to all the livestock, all the birds in the sky, and all the wild animals.
But Adam didn’t find a helper that was just right for him. 21So the Lord God caused him to fall into a deep sleep. While the man was sleeping, the Lord God took out one of the man’s ribs. Then the Lord God closed the opening in the man’s side. 22Then the Lord God made a woman. He made her from the rib he had taken out of the man. And the Lord God brought her to the man.
23The man said,
“Her bones have come from my bones.
Her body has come from my body.
She will be named ‘woman,’
because she was taken out of a man.”
24That’s why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife. The two of them become one.
25Adam and his wife were both naked. They didn’t feel any shame.