New International Reader's Version

Genesis 2:1-25

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.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Kĩambĩrĩria 2:1-25

12:1 Gũcook 4:19; Thab 102:2; Isa 44:24Igũrũ na thĩ ikĩrĩka na ũgemu wacio wothe.

22:2 Thaam 20:11; Ahib 4:4; Ahib 4:4Naguo mũthenya wa mũgwanja wakinya, Ngai agĩkorwo arĩkĩtie wĩra ũcio aarutaga; nĩ ũndũ ũcio Ngai akĩhurũka mũthenya ũcio wa mũgwanja kuuma wĩra-inĩ wake wothe. 32:3 Thaam 16:23; Alaw 23:3Nake Ngai akĩrathima mũthenya ũcio wa mũgwanja na akĩwamũra, tondũ nĩ mũthenya ũrĩa we aahurũkire kuuma wĩra-inĩ wothe ũrĩa aarutĩte wa ũũmbi.

Adamu na Hawa

42:4 Kĩam 10:27; Ayub 38:8-11Ũcio nĩguo ũhoro ũrĩa wĩgiĩ igũrũ na thĩ rĩrĩa ciombirwo.

Rĩrĩa Jehova Ngai ombire thĩ na igũrũ-rĩ, 52:5 Kĩam 1:11; Ayub 38:28gũtiarĩ kahinga o na kamwe ga gĩthaka koonekete thĩ kana mũmera wa gĩthaka ũkamera. Nĩ tondũ Jehova Ngai ndoirĩtie mbura thĩ na gũtiarĩ mũndũ wa kũrĩma mũgũnda, 6no tũrũũĩ twoimaga na thĩ na tũkaihũgia thĩ igũrũ guothe. 72:7 Kĩam 1:27; 1Akor 15:45Nake Jehova Ngai akĩũmba mũndũ kuuma rũkũngũ-inĩ rwa thĩ, na akĩmũhuhĩra mĩhũmũ ya muoyo maniũrũ-inĩ make, nake mũndũ ũcio akĩgĩa na muoyo.

82:8 Kĩam 2:15; Isa 51:3Ningĩ Jehova Ngai nĩathondekete mũgũnda mwena wa irathĩro, o kũu Edeni; na kũu nĩkuo aigire mũndũ ũcio oombĩte. 92:9 Kĩam 3:22; Kũg 2:7Nake Jehova Ngai agĩtũma thĩ ĩmere mĩtĩ ya mĩthemba yothe na ĩkũre. Yarĩ mĩtĩ mĩega ĩkĩoneka na maitho na yaciaraga matunda mega ma kũrĩa. Gatagatĩ ka mũgũnda ũcio nĩ haarĩ na mũtĩ wa muoyo, na mũtĩ wa ũmenyo wa gũkũũrana wega na ũũru.

102:10 Thab 46:4; Ezek 47:5Na nĩ kwarĩ rũũĩ rwathereraga ruumĩte Edeni rũkaihũgia mũgũnda ũcio; ruoima Edeni rũkagayũkana rũgatuĩka njũũĩ inya. 11Rũũĩ rwa mbere rwĩtagwo Pishoni; na nĩruo rũthiũrũrũkaga bũrũri wothe wa Havila, kũrĩa kũrĩ thahabu. 12(Thahabu ya bũrũri ũcio nĩ njega; ningĩ kũu no kũrĩ maguta manungi wega metagwo bendora, na tũhiga twa goro twĩtagwo onigithi.) 13Rũũĩ rwa keerĩ rwĩtagwo Gihoni; naruo rũthiũrũrũkaga bũrũri wothe wa Kushi.2:13 Kushi thĩinĩ wa Kĩrĩkanĩro kĩrĩa Gĩkũrũ nĩ rĩĩtwa rĩa Kĩhibirania rĩa Sudani kana Ethiopia. 14Rũũĩ rwa gatatũ rwĩtagwo Hidekela naruo rũgeragĩra mwena wa irathĩro wa bũrũri wa Ashuri. Naruo rũũĩ rwa kana rwĩtagwo Farati.

152:15 Kĩam 2:8Jehova Ngai akĩoya mũndũ ũcio oombĩte, akĩmũiga mũgũnda-inĩ ũcio wa Edeni aũrĩmage na aũmenyagĩrĩre. 162:16 Kĩam 3:1-3Nake Jehova Ngai agĩatha mũndũ ũcio, akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “No ũrĩe maciaro ma mũtĩ o wothe ũrĩ mũgũnda ũyũ; 172:17 Arom 5:12; Jer 42:16no rĩrĩ, ndũkanarĩe maciaro ma mũtĩ ũrĩa wa ũmenyo wa gũkũũrana wega na ũũru, nĩgũkorwo rĩrĩa ũkaamarĩa, ti-itherũ no gũkua ũgaakua.”

182:18 1Akor 11:9; 1Tim 2:13Ningĩ Jehova Ngai akiuga atĩrĩ, “Ti wega mũndũ ũyũ aikare arĩ wiki. Nĩngũmũmbĩra mũteithia ũrĩa ũmwagĩrĩire.”

192:19 Thab 8:7; Kĩam 1:24Na rĩrĩ, Jehova Ngai nĩ oombĩte nyamũ ciothe cia gĩthaka na nyoni cia rĩera-inĩ kuuma tĩĩri-inĩ. Agĩcirehe kũrĩ mũndũ ũcio one marĩĩtwa marĩa egũcitua; na ũrĩa mũndũ ũcio aatuire kĩũmbe o gĩothe kĩ muoyo, rĩu rĩgĩtuĩka rĩĩtwa rĩakĩo. 20Nĩ ũndũ ũcio mũndũ ũcio akĩhe mahiũ mothe marĩĩtwa, o na nyoni cia rĩera-inĩ na nyamũ ciothe cia gĩthaka.

No Adamu ndooneirwo mũteithia ũmwagĩrĩire. 21Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Jehova Ngai agĩtũma mũndũ ũcio akome toro mũnene mũno; na rĩrĩa aakomete, Jehova Ngai akĩruta rũbaru rũmwe rwa mũndũ ũcio na agĩcookia nyama hau rwarĩ. 222:22 1Akor 11:8-9, 12; Aef 5:28-30Hĩndĩ ĩyo Jehova Ngai akĩũmba mũndũ-wa-nja kuuma rũbaru rũrĩa aarutĩte kũrĩ mũndũ ũcio na akĩrehe mũndũ-wa-nja ũcio kũrĩ we.

232:23 Aef 5:28-30; Kĩam 1:5Mũndũ ũcio akiuga atĩrĩ,

“Hĩ! Rĩu-rĩ, rĩĩrĩ nĩ ihĩndĩ kuuma mahĩndĩ makwa,

na nyama cia mwĩrĩ wakwa.

Arĩĩtagwo mũndũ-wa-nja,

tondũ aarutirwo kuuma kũrĩ mũndũ mũrũme.”

242:24 Math 19:5; Aef 5:31Gĩkĩ nĩkĩo gĩtũmaga mũndũ mũrũme atige ithe na nyina, na anyiitane na mũtumia wake, nao magatuĩka mwĩrĩ ũmwe.

252:25 Kĩam 3:7, 10-11; Isa 47:3Acio eerĩ, mũndũ ũcio na mũtumia wake, maarĩ njaga, na matiaconokaga.