1天地萬物都造好了。 2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。 3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。 4這是有關創造天地的記載。
耶和華上帝創造天地的時候， 5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， 6但有水從地裡湧出，澆灌大地。 7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。 8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。 9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：
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.