1Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.2.3 created…: Heb. created to make
4¶ These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, 5And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 6But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.2.6 there…: or, a mist which went up from, etc. 7And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.2.7 of the dust…: Heb. dust of the ground
8¶ And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. 10And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. 11The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; 12And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. 13And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.2.13 Ethiopia: Heb. Cush 14And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.2.14 toward…: or, eastward to Assyria 15And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.2.15 the man: or, Adam
16And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:2.16 thou…: Heb. eating thou shalt eat 17But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.2.17 thou shalt surely…: Heb. dying thou shalt die
18¶ And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.2.18 meet…: Heb. as before him 19And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.2.19 Adam: or, the man 20And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.2.20 gave: Heb. called
21And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.2.22 made: Heb. builded 23And 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.2.23 Woman: Heb. Isha2.23 Man: Heb. Ish 24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
1Yei ne ɛkwan a Onyankopɔn faa so bɔɔ ɔsoro ne asase ne deɛ ɛwɔ mu nyinaa.
2Ɛduruu ɛda a ɛtɔ so nson no, na Onyankopɔn awie nnwuma a ɔhyɛɛ aseɛ yɛeɛ no nyinaa. Enti, ɛda a ɛtɔ so nson no, ɔgyee nʼahome. 3Onyankopɔn hyiraa ɛda a ɛtɔ so nson no, na ɔtee ho. Ɛfiri sɛ, saa ɛda no na Onyankopɔn gyee nʼahome firii adebɔ nnwuma no nyinaa ho.
4Yei ne ɔsoro ne asase bɔ ho asɛm. Ɛberɛ a Awurade Onyankopɔn bɔɔ ɔsoro ne asase no.
5Na afifideɛ biara nni asase so, na wiram nnua biara nso nni hɔ. Ɛfiri sɛ, na Awurade Onyankopɔn mmaa nsuo ntɔɔ wɔ asase so, na onipa nso nni asase so a ɔbɛyɛ so adwuma. 6Nanso, nsutire puepue fifirii asase mu bɛpetee asase ani nyinaa. 7Awurade Onyankopɔn de asase no so dɔteɛ nwonoo onipa, na ɔhomee nkwa home guu ne hwene mu, maa onipa no bɛyɛɛ ɔteasefoɔ.
8Afei, Awurade Onyankopɔn yɛɛ turo wɔ Eden apueeɛ fam, na ɛhɔ na ɔde onipa a ɔnwonoo no no tenaeɛ. 9Awurade Onyankopɔn maa nnua ahodoɔ nyinaa fifirii asase no so; nnua a ɛyɛ fɛ na wɔdie. Turo no mfimfini no na nkwa dua, ɛnna papa ne bɔnehunu dua sisie.
10Na nsuo tene firi Eden bɛgugu turo no mu afifideɛ no so; ɛfiri hɔ a, na saa nsuo no mu apaapae ayɛ nsubɔntene ɛnan. 11Wɔtoo nsuo a apaapae no mu deɛ ɛdi ɛkan no edin Pison. Na ɛkontonkonton fa Hawila asase a sikakɔkɔɔ wɔ so no so nyinaa. 12Na saa asase no so sikakɔkɔɔ yɛ. Na ɛhyɛ a ɛyɛ hwam ne apopobibirieboɔ nso wɔ hɔ. 13Asubɔnten a ɛtɔ so mmienu no din de Gihon. Na ɛno ara na abobare afa Kus2.13 Kus—Ɛyɛ Hebri asɛm a ɛkyerɛ ɔmantam te sɛ Sudan anaa Etiopia a ɛwowɔ Apam Dada mu no nyinaa. Asubɔnten a wɔbɔ ne din wɔ ha yi yɛ Nil. Ebinom nso ka sɛ Kus wɔ Mesopotamia. asase ho nyinaa. 14Asuo a ɛtɔ so mmiɛnsa no, na wɔfrɛ no Tigris a ɛtene kɔ asase kɛseɛ Asiria apueeɛ fam. Asuo a ɛtɔ so ɛnan no nso, na wɔfrɛ no Eufrate.
15Awurade Onyankopɔn faa onipa no de no kɔtenaa Eden turo mu hɔ sɛ ɔnyɛ mu adwuma, na ɔnhwɛ so. 16Na Awurade Onyankopɔn bɔɔ onipa no kɔkɔ sɛ, “Wowɔ ho ɛkwan sɛ, wodi dua biara so aba wɔ turo yi mu ha; 17nanso wonni ho ɛkwan sɛ wodi papa ne bɔnehunu dua no so aba. Ɛda a wobɛdie no, deɛ ɛbɛyɛ biara, wobɛwu.”
Onyankopɔn Bɔ Hawa
18Afei, Awurade Onyankopɔn kaa sɛ, “Ɛnyɛ sɛ onipa nko ara tena; mɛbɔ ɔboafoɔ a ɔfata no ama no.”
19Saa ɛberɛ no na, Awurade Onyankopɔn de mfuturo abɔ wiram mmoa ne ewiem nnomaa nyinaa. Enti, ɔde wɔn brɛɛ onipa sɛ ɔnhwehwɛ edin ko a ɔde bɛtoto wɔn. Edin a onipa de too abɔdeɛ a nkwa wɔ mu biara no, ɛno ara na ɛyɛɛ edin a wɔde frɛɛ no. 20Enti, onipa totoo nyɛmmoa, ewiem nnomaa ne wiram mmoa no nyinaa edin.
Nanso, onipa deɛ, wannya ɔboafoɔ a ɔfata no. 21Enti, Awurade Onyankopɔn maa onipa daa nnahɔɔ. Ɛberɛ a onipa daa saa no, ɔyii ne mfe mu mpadeɛ baako, na ɔde honam taree deɛ ɔyii mpadeɛ hɔ no. 22Afei, Awurade Onyankopɔn de mfe mu mpadeɛ baako a ɔyi firii onipa mu no bɔɔ ɔbaa, de no maa onipa no.
23Na Adam kaa sɛ,
“Mʼankasa me dompe
ne me honam bi nie.
Wɔbɛfrɛ yei ɔbaa ɛfiri sɛ,
ɔbarima mu na wɔyii no firiiɛ.”
24Yei enti na ɔbarima gya nʼagya ne ne na de ne ho kɔbata ne yere ho sɛdeɛ wɔn baanu bɛyɛ nnipa korɔ.
25Saa ɛberɛ no, na ɔbarima ne ne yere nyinaa ho da hɔ, nanso na wɔmfɛre.