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.
1Eyi ne ɔkwan a Onyankopɔn faa so bɔɔ ɔsoro ne asase ne nea ɛwɔ mu nyinaa.
2Eduu da a ɛto so ason no, na Onyankopɔn awie nnwuma a ofii ase yɛe no nyinaa. Enti da a ɛto so ason no, ogyee nʼahome. 3Enti Onyankopɔn hyiraa da a ɛto so ason no, na ɔtew ho, efisɛ saa da no na Onyankopɔn gyee nʼahome fii adebɔ nnwuma no nyinaa mu.
4Eyi ne ɔsoro ne asasebɔ ho asɛm. Bere a Awurade Nyankopɔn bɔɔ ɔsoro ne asase no.
5Na afifide biara nni asase so, na wuram nnua biara nso nni hɔ. Efisɛ, na Awurade Nyankopɔn mmaa osu ntɔɔ wɔ asase so, na onipa nso nni asase so a ɔbɛyɛ so adwuma. 6Nanso nsuti puepue fifii asase mu bɛfɔw asase ani nyinaa. 7Awurade Nyankopɔn de asase no so dɔte nwen onipa, na ɔhomee nkwa home guu ne hwenem, maa onipa no bɛyɛɛ ɔteasefo.
8Afei Awurade Nyankopɔn yɛɛ turo wɔ Eden apuei fam, na ɛhɔ na ɔde onipa a ɔnwen no no tenae. 9Awurade Nyankopɔn maa nnua ahorow nyinaa fifi fii asase no mu; nnua a ɛyɛ fɛ na wodi. Na nkwa dua ne papa ne bɔnehu dua sisi turo no mfimfini.
10Na asu sen fii Eden bɛfɔw turo no mu afifide no; efi hɔ a, na saa asu no mu apaapae ayɛ nsubɔnten anan. 11Wɔtoo asu a apaapae no mu nea edi kan no din Pison. Na ɛkɔntɔn fa Hawila asase a sikakɔkɔɔ wɔ so no so nyinaa. 12Na saa asase no so sikakɔkɔɔ ye. Na ɛhyɛ a ɛyɛ huam ne apopobibiribo nso wɔ hɔ. 13Asubɔnten a ɛto so abien no din de Gihon. Na ɛno ara na ɛkɔntɔnkɔntɔn fa Kus2.13 Kus—Ɛyɛ Hebri asɛm a ɛkyerɛ ɔmantam te sɛ Sudan anaa Etiopia a ɛwowɔ Apam Dedaw mu no nyinaa. Asubɔnten a wɔbɔ din wɔ ha yi yɛ Nil. Ebinom nso ka se Kus wɔ Mesopotamia. asase ho nyinaa. 14Asu a ɛto so abiɛsa no, na wɔfrɛ no Tigris a ɛsen kɔ asase kɛse Asiria apuei fam no. Asu a ɛto so anan no nso, na wɔfrɛ no Eufrate.
15Awurade Nyankopɔn faa onipa no de no kɔtenaa Eden turo mu hɔ sɛ ɔnyɛ mu adwuma, na ɔnhwɛ so. 16Na Awurade Nyankopɔn bɔɔ onipa no kɔkɔ se, “Wowɔ ho kwan sɛ wudi dua biara so aba wɔ turo yi mu ha; 17nanso wunni ho kwan sɛ wudi papa ne bɔnehu dua no so aba. Da a wubedi no, nea ɛbɛyɛ biara no, wubewu.”
Onyankopɔn Bɔ Hawa
18Afei Awurade Nyankopɔn kae se, “Enye sɛ onipa nko tena; mɛbɔ ɔboafo a ɔfata no ama no.”
19Saa bere no na Awurade Nyankopɔn de mfutuma abɔ wuram mmoa ne wim nnomaa nyinaa. Enti, ɔde wɔn brɛɛ onipa sɛ ɔnhwehwɛ din ko a ɔde bɛtoto wɔn; na din a onipa de too abɔde a nkwa wɔ mu biara no, ɛno ara na ɛyɛɛ din a wɔde frɛɛ no. 20Enti onipa totoo nyɛmmoa, wim nnomaa ne wuram mmoa no nyinaa din.
Nanso onipa de, wannya ɔboafo a ɔfata. 21Enti Awurade Nyankopɔn maa onipa daa nnahɔɔ. Bere a onipa daa saa no, oyii ne mfe mu mparow baako, na ɔde honam taree baabi a oyii mparow hɔ no. 22Afei Awurade Nyankopɔn de mfe mu mparow baako a oyi fii onipa mu no bɔɔ ɔbea, de no maa onipa no.
23Na Adam kae se,
“Mʼankasa me dompe
ne me honam bi ni.
Wɔbɛfrɛ oyi ɔbea efisɛ
ɔbarima mu na woyii no fii.”
24Eyi nti na ɔbarima gyaw nʼagya ne ne na de ne ho kɔbɔ ne yere ho sɛnea wɔn baanu no bɛyɛ nnipa koro.
25Saa bere no, na ɔbarima ne ne yere nyinaa ho da hɔ, nanso na wɔmfɛre.