Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

創世記 2

1天地萬物都造好了。 第七天,上帝完成了祂的創造之工,就在第七天歇了一切的工。 上帝賜福給第七天,將其定為聖日,因為祂在這一天歇了祂一切的創造之工。 這是有關創造天地的記載。


耶和華上帝創造天地的時候, 地上還沒有草木菜蔬,因為耶和華上帝還沒有降雨在地上,土地也沒有人耕作, 但有水從地裡湧出,澆灌大地。 耶和華上帝用地上的塵土造了人,把生命的氣息吹進他的鼻孔裡,他就成了有生命的人。 耶和華上帝在東方的伊甸開闢了一個園子,把祂所造的人安置在裡面。 耶和華上帝使地面長出各種樹木,它們既好看又能結出可吃的果子。在園子的中間有生命樹和分別善惡的樹。

10 有一條河從伊甸流出來灌溉那園子,又從那裡分出四條支流。 11 第一條支流叫比遜河,它環繞著哈腓拉全境。那裡有金子, 12 且是上好的金子,還有珍珠和紅瑪瑙。 13 第二條支流是基訓河,它環繞著古實全境。 14 第三條支流名叫底格里斯河,它流經亞述的東邊。第四條支流是幼發拉底河。

15 耶和華上帝把那人安置在伊甸的園子裡,讓他在那裡耕種、看管園子。 16 耶和華上帝吩咐那人說:「你可以隨意吃園中所有樹上的果子, 17 只是不可吃那棵分別善惡樹的果子,因為你若吃了,當天必死。」

18 耶和華上帝說:「那人獨自一人不好,我要為他造一個相配的幫手。」 19 耶和華上帝用塵土造了各種田野的走獸和空中的飛鳥,把牠們帶到那人跟前,看他怎麼稱呼這些動物。他叫這些動物什麼,牠們的名字就是什麼。 20 那人給所有的牲畜及田野的走獸和空中的飛鳥都起了名字。可是他找不到一個跟自己相配的幫手。 21 耶和華上帝使那人沉睡,然後從他身上取出一根肋骨,再把肉合起來。 22 耶和華上帝用那根肋骨造成一個女人,帶到那人跟前。 23 那人說:


24 因此,人要離開父母,與妻子結合,二人成為一體。 25 當時,他們夫婦二人都赤身露體,並不覺得羞恥。

The Message

Genesis 2

1Heaven and Earth were finished,
    down to the last detail.

2-4 By the seventh day
        God had finished his work.
    On the seventh day
        he rested from all his work.
    God blessed the seventh day.
        He made it a Holy Day
    Because on that day he rested from his work,
        all the creating God had done.

This is the story of how it all started,
    of Heaven and Earth when they were created.

Adam and Eve

5-7 At the time God made Earth and Heaven, before any grasses or shrubs had sprouted from the ground—God hadn’t yet sent rain on Earth, nor was there anyone around to work the ground (the whole Earth was watered by underground springs)—God formed Man out of dirt from the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life. The Man came alive—a living soul!

8-9 Then God planted a garden in Eden, in the east. He put the Man he had just made in it. God made all kinds of trees grow from the ground, trees beautiful to look at and good to eat. The Tree-of-Life was in the middle of the garden, also the Tree-of-Knowledge-of-Good-and-Evil.

10-14 A river flows out of Eden to water the garden and from there divides into four rivers. The first is named Pishon; it flows through Havilah where there is gold. The gold of this land is good. The land is also known for a sweet-scented resin and the onyx stone. The second river is named Gihon; it flows through the land of Cush. The third river is named Hiddekel and flows east of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.

15 God took the Man and set him down in the Garden of Eden to work the ground and keep it in order.

16-17 God commanded the Man, “You can eat from any tree in the garden, except from the Tree-of-Knowledge-of-Good-and-Evil. Don’t eat from it. The moment you eat from that tree, you’re dead.”

18-20 God said, “It’s not good for the Man to be alone; I’ll make him a helper, a companion.” So God formed from the dirt of the ground all the animals of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the Man to see what he would name them. Whatever the Man called each living creature, that was its name. The Man named the cattle, named the birds of the air, named the wild animals; but he didn’t find a suitable companion.

21-22 God put the Man into a deep sleep. As he slept he removed one of his ribs and replaced it with flesh. God then used the rib that he had taken from the Man to make Woman and presented her to the Man.

23-25     The Man said,
“Finally! Bone of my bone,
    flesh of my flesh!
Name her Woman
    for she was made from Man.”
    Therefore a man leaves his father and mother and embraces his wife. They become one flesh.
    The two of them, the Man and his Wife, were naked, but they felt no shame.