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.

Tagalog Contemporary Bible

Genesis 2:1-25

1Natapos likhain ng Dios ang kalangitan, ang mundo at ang lahat ng naroon. 2Natapos niya ito sa loob ng anim na araw at nagpahinga siya sa ikapitong araw. 3Binasbasan niya ang ikapitong araw at itinuring na di-pangkaraniwang araw, dahil sa araw na ito nagpahinga siya nang matapos niyang likhain ang lahat. 4Ito ang salaysay tungkol sa paglikha ng Dios sa kalangitan at sa mundo.

Si Adan at si Eva

Nang likhain ng Panginoong Dios ang mundo at ang kalangitan, 5wala pang tanim sa mundo at wala pang binhi ng anumang halaman ang nabubuhay, dahil hindi pa siya nagpapaulan at wala pang tao na mag-aalaga ng lupa. 6Pero kahit wala pang ulan, ang mga bukal sa mundo ang siyang bumabasa sa lupa.

7Nilikha ng Panginoong Dios ang tao mula sa lupa. Hiningahan niya sa ilong ang tao ng hiningang nagbibigay-buhay. Kaya ang tao ay naging buhay na nilalang.

8Pagkatapos, nilikha rin ng Panginoong Dios ang isang halamanan sa Eden, sa bandang silangan, at doon niya pinatira ang tao na nilikha niya. 9At pinatubo ng Panginoong Dios ang lahat ng uri ng puno na magagandang tingnan at may masasarap na bunga. Sa gitna ng halamanan ay may puno na nagbibigay ng buhay, at may puno rin doon na nagbibigay ng kaalaman kung ano ang mabuti at masama.

10Sa Eden ay may ilog na dumadaloy na siyang nagbibigay ng tubig sa halamanan. Nagsanga-sanga ito sa apat na ilog. 11Ang pangalan ng unang ilog ay Pishon. Dumadaloy ito sa buong lupain ng Havila kung saan mayroong ginto. 12Sa lugar na iyon makikita ang purong ginto, ang mamahaling pabango na bediliyum, at ang mamahaling bato na onix. 13Ang pangalan ng ikalawang ilog ay Gihon. Dumadaloy ito sa buong lupain ng Cush. 14Ang pangalan ng ikatlong ilog ay Tigris. Dumadaloy ito sa silangan ng Asiria. At ang ikaapat na ilog ay ang Eufrates.

15Pinatira ng Panginoong Dios sa halamanan ng Eden ang taong nilikha niya para mag-alaga nito. 16At sinabi niya sa tao, “Makakakain ka ng kahit anong bunga ng punongkahoy sa halamanan, 17maliban lang sa bunga ng punongkahoy na nagbibigay ng kaalaman kung ano ang mabuti at masama. Sapagkat sa oras na kainin mo ito, tiyak na mamamatay ka.”

18Pagkatapos, sinabi ng Panginoong Dios, “Hindi mabuting mabuhay ang tao nang nag-iisa lang, kaya igagawa ko siya ng kasama na tutulong sa kanya at nararapat sa kanya.” 19Nilikha ng Panginoong Dios mula sa lupa ang lahat ng uri ng hayop na nakatira sa lupa pati ang lahat ng uri ng hayop na lumilipad. Pagkatapos, dinala niya ang mga ito sa tao para tingnan kung ano ang ipapangalan nito sa kanila. At kung ano ang itatawag ng tao sa kanila, iyon ang magiging pangalan nila. 20Kaya pinangalanan ng tao ang mga hayop na nakatira sa lupa pati ang mga hayop na lumilipad. Pero para kay Adan,2:20 kay Adan: o, sa tao. wala kahit isa sa kanila ang nararapat na maging kasama niya na makakatulong sa kanya. 21Kaya pinatulog ng Panginoong Dios ang tao nang mahimbing. At habang natutulog siya, kinuha ng Panginoong Dios ang isa sa mga tadyang ng lalaki at pinaghilom agad ang pinagkuhanan nito. 22Ang tadyang na kinuha ng Panginoong Dios sa lalaki ay nilikha niyang babae, at dinala niya sa lalaki.

23Sinabi ng lalaki,

“Narito na ang isang tulad ko!

Buto na kinuha sa aking mga buto, at laman na kinuha sa aking laman.

Tatawagin siyang ‘babae,’ dahil kinuha siya mula sa lalaki.”2:23 Ang salitang Hebreo na “isha” (babae) ay mula sa salitang “ish” (lalaki).

24Iyan ang dahilan na iiwan ng lalaki ang kanyang amaʼt ina at makikipag-isa sa kanyang asawa, at silang dalawa ay magiging isa.

25Nang panahong iyon, kahit huboʼt hubad silang dalawa, hindi sila nahihiya.