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.
1Bwe bityo eggulu n’ensi awamu ne byonna ebigirimu ne biggwa okukolwa.
22:2 Kuv 20:11; 31:17; Beb 4:4*Ku lunaku olw’omusanvu Katonda yali amaze ebyo byonna bye yali akola; n’awummulira ku lunaku olwo ng’ava ku mirimu gye gyonna gye yakola. 32:3 Lv 23:3; Is 58:13Bw’atyo Katonda olunaku olw’omusanvu n’aluwa omukisa n’alutukuza; kubanga ku olwo Katonda kwe yawummulira emirimu gye yakola mu kutonda.
Adamu ne Kaawa
4Ebyo bye bifa ku ggulu n’ensi nga bwe byatondebwa, Mukama Katonda we yamalira okutonda eggulu n’ensi.
52:5 a Lub 1:11 b Zab 65:9-10Tewaaliwo muddo gwonna ku nsi wadde ekimera kyonna, kubanga Mukama Katonda yali tannatonnyesa nkuba ku nsi era nga tewali muntu ow’okulima ettaka. 6Naye ensulo n’eva mu ttaka n’efukirira ensi yonna. 72:7 a Lub 3:19 b Zab 103:14 c Yob 33:4 d Bik 17:25 e 1Ko 15:45*Mukama Katonda n’akola omuntu okuva mu nfuufu ey’oku nsi n’amufuuwa mu nnyindo omukka ogw’obulamu. Omuntu n’aba omulamu. 82:8 Lub 3:23, 24; Is 51:3Mukama Katonda yali asimbye ennimiro Adeni ku luuyi olw’ebuvanjuba, omuntu gwe yabumba n’amuteeka omwo. 92:9 a Lub 3:22, 24; Kub 2:7; 22:2, 14, 19 b Ez 47:12Mukama Katonda n’ameza mu ttaka buli muti ogusanyusa amaaso era omulungi okulya. N’ateeka omuti ogw’obulamu, n’omuti ogw’okumanya ekirungi n’ekibi wakati mu nnimiro.
10Omugga ne gusibuka mu nnimiro Adeni ne gukulukuta okulufukirira, ne gwanjaalira omwo ne guvaamu emigga ena. 11Erinnya ly’ogusooka Pisoni, gwe gwo ogukulukuta okwetooloola ensi ya Kavira, awali zaabu; 12ne zaabu y’ensi eyo nnungi; mulimu bideriamu n’amayinja onuku. 13Omugga ogwokubiri ye Gikoni, gwe gukulukuta okwetooloola ensi ya Kuusi.2:13 Kuusi, mu Ndagaano Enkadde, ly’erinnya ly’ekifo mu Lwebbulaniya eky’e Sudaani oba Buwesiyopya. Omugga ye Kiyira. 142:14 Dan 10:4N’erinnya ly’ogwokusatu ye Tigiriisi ogukulukutira ku buvanjuba bwa Bwasuli. Ogwokuna ye Fulaati.
15Mukama Katonda n’ateeka omuntu mu nnimiro Adeni agirimenga era agikuumenga. 16Mukama Katonda n’alagira omuntu nti, “Emiti gyonna egy’omu nnimiro olyangako, 172:17 Ma 30:15, 19; Bar 5:12; 6:23; Yak 1:15naye omuti ogw’okumanya ekirungi n’ekibi ogwo togulyangako, kubanga lw’oligulyako tolirema kufa.”
182:18 1Ko 11:9Mukama Katonda n’ayogera nti, “Si kirungi omuntu okuba yekka, nnaamukolera omubeezi amusaanira.” 192:19 a Zab 8:7 b Lub 1:24Naye olwo Mukama Katonda yali amaze okukola ensolo zonna ez’omu nsiko n’ebinyonyi eby’omu bbanga. N’abireeta eri omuntu abituume amannya. Buli kiramu omuntu nga bwe yakiyita, lye lyabeera erinnya lyakyo. 20Bw’atyo omuntu n’atuuma buli nsolo ey’awaka, n’ebinyonyi eby’omu bbanga n’ensolo ez’omu nsiko amannya.
Adamu yali tannaba kufunirwa mubeezi. 21Mukama Katonda n’aleetera omusajja otulo tungi nnyo ne yeebaka; bwe yali nga yeebase n’amuggyamu olubirizi lumu, n’azzaawo ennyama. 222:22 1Ko 11:8, 9, 12Mukama Katonda n’atonda omukazi okuva mu lubiriizi lwe yaggya mu musajja n’amumuleetera.
232:23 Lub 29:14; Bef 5:28-30Omusajja n’agamba nti,
“Lino lye ggumba ery’omu magumba gange,
ye nnyama ey’omu nnyama yange,
kubanga aggyibbwa mu musajja.”
242:24 a Mal 2:15 b Mat 19:5*; Mak 10:7-8*; 1Ko 6:16*; Bef 5:31*Noolwekyo omusajja ky’anaavanga aleka kitaawe ne nnyina ne yeegatta ne mukazi we, ne bafuuka omubiri gumu.
252:25 Lub 3:7, 10-11Omusajja n’omukazi baali tebambadde, naye nga tewali akwatirwa munne nsonyi.