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.

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Mwanzo 2:1-25

12:1 Kum 4:19; 17:3; 2Fal 17:16; 21:3; Za 104:2; Isa 44:24; 45:12; 48:13; 51:13Kwa hiyo mbingu na dunia zikakamilika, pamoja na vyote vilivyomo.

22:2 Kum 5:14; Ebr 4:4; Kut 20:11; 31:17; 34:21; Yn 5:17Katika siku ya saba Mungu alikuwa amekamilisha kazi aliyokuwa akiifanya, hivyo siku ya saba akapumzika kutoka kazi zake zote. 32:3 Kut 16:23; 20:10; 23:12; 31:15; 35:2; Law 23:3; Ebr 4:11; Neh 9:14; Mwa 1:1; Za 95:11; Isa 58:13; Yer 17:22Mungu akaibariki siku ya saba akaifanya takatifu, kwa sababu katika siku hiyo alipumzika kutoka kazi zote za kuumba alizokuwa amefanya.

Adamu Na Eva

42:4 Mwa 5:1; 6:9; 1:1; 10:1; 11:10; 27:25; Ay 38:8-11Haya ndiyo maelezo ya mbingu na dunia wakati zilipoumbwa.

Bwana Mungu alipoziumba mbingu na dunia, 52:5 Mwa 1:11; Ay 38:28; Za 65:9-10; Yer 10:13hapakuwepo na mche wa shambani uliokuwa umejitokeza ardhini, wala hapakuwepo na mmea wa shamba uliokuwa umeota, kwa kuwa Bwana Mungu alikuwa hajanyeshea mvua juu ya nchi, na hapakuwepo mtu wa kuilima ardhi, 6lakini umande ulitokeza kutoka ardhini na kunyesha uso wote wa nchi: 72:7 Isa 29:16; 43:1, 21; 44:2; Mwa 1:27; 3:19; 18:27; 5:23; 4:2; Ay 4:19; 10:9; 17:16; 34:15; Za 103:14; 90:3; Mhu 3:20; 12:7Bwana Mungu alimuumba mtu kutoka mavumbi2:7 Neno la Kiebrania la mavumbi ya ardhi ndilo kiini cha jina Adamu. ya ardhi, akampulizia pumzi ya uhai puani mwake, naye mtu akawa kiumbe hai.

82:8 Mwa 3:23-24; 4:16; 13:10; Isa 51:3; Eze 28:13; 36:35; 31:9, 16; Yoe 2:3Basi Bwana Mungu alikuwa ameotesha bustani upande wa mashariki, katika Edeni, huko akamweka huyo mtu aliyemuumba. 92:9 Eze 31:8; 47:12; Mit 3:18; 11:30; Ufu 2:7; Mwa 3:22, 24Bwana Mungu akafanya aina zote za miti ziote kutoka ardhini, miti yenye kupendeza macho na mizuri kwa chakula. Katikati ya bustani ulikuwepo mti wa uzima na mti wa kujua mema na mabaya.

102:10 Hes 24:6; Eze 47:5; Za 46:4Mto wa kunyeshea bustani ulitiririka toka Edeni, kuanzia hapa ukagawanyika kuwa mito minne. 112:11 Mwa 10:7; 25:18Mto wa kwanza uliitwa Pishoni, nao huzunguka nchi yote ya Havila ambako kuna dhahabu. 122:12 Hes 11:7(Dhahabu ya nchi hiyo ni nzuri, bedola na vito shohamu pia hupatikana huko.) 13Jina la mto wa pili ni Gihoni, ambao huzunguka nchi yote ya Kushi. 142:14 Mwa 15:18; 41:1; 31:21; Dan 10:4; Kut 23:31; Hes 22:5; Ufu 9:14; 1Fal 4:21; 2Sam 8:3; Kum 11:24; 2Fal 23:29; 24:7; 1Nya 5:9; 18:3; 2Nya 35:20; Yer 13:4; 42:6; 51:63Jina la mto wa tatu ni Tigrisi, unaopita mashariki ya Ashuru. Mto wa nne ni Frati.

15Bwana Mungu akamchukua huyo mtu, akamweka kwenye Bustani ya Edeni ailime na kuitunza. 162:16 Mwa 3:1-2Bwana Mungu akamwagiza huyo mtu, akamwambia, “Uko huru kula matunda ya mti wowote katika bustani, 172:17 Mwa 3:11, 17; 9:29; Yer 42:16; Kum 30:15, 19; Eze 3:18; Rum 5:13; 6:23lakini kamwe usile matunda ya mti wa kujua mema na mabaya, kwa maana siku utakapokula matunda yake, hakika utakufa.”

182:18 Mit 11:31; 1Kor 11:9; 1Tim 2:13Bwana Mungu akasema, “Si vyema huyu mtu awe peke yake. Nitamfanyia msaidizi wa kumfaa.”

192:19 Za 8:7; Mwa 1:5, 20, 24Basi Bwana Mungu alikuwa amefanyiza kutoka ardhi wanyama wote wa porini na ndege wote wa angani. Akawaleta kwa huyu mtu aone atawaitaje, nalo jina lolote alilokiita kila kiumbe hai, likawa ndilo jina lake. 202:20 Mwa 3:20; 4:1Hivyo Adamu akawapa majina wanyama wote wa kufugwa, ndege wa angani, na wanyama wote wa porini.

Lakini kwa Adamu hakupatikana msaidizi wa kumfaa. 212:21 Mwa 15:12; 1Sam 26:12; Ay 33:15Hivyo Bwana Mungu akamfanya Adamu kulala usingizi mzito, naye alipokuwa amelala akachukua moja ya mbavu zake, akapafunika mahali pale kwa nyama. 222:22 1Kor 11:8-9, 12; 1Tim 2:12Kisha Bwana Mungu akamfanya mwanamke kutoka kwenye ule ubavu aliouchukua kutoka kwa huyo mwanaume, akamleta huyo mwanamke kwa huyo mwanaume.

232:23 Mwa 29:14; Efe 5:28-30; 1Kor 11:8Huyo mwanaume akasema,

“Huyu sasa ni mfupa wa mifupa yangu

na nyama ya nyama yangu,

ataitwa ‘mwanamke,’2:23 Jina la Kiebrania la mwanamke linafanana na lile la mwanaume.

kwa kuwa alitolewa katika mwanaume.”

242:24 Mal 2:15; Mt 19:5; Mk 10:7-8; Efe 5:31; 1Kor 6:16Kwa sababu hii mwanaume atamwacha baba yake na mama yake na kuambatana na mkewe, nao watakuwa mwili mmoja.

252:25 Mwa 3:7, 10-11; Isa 47:3; Mao 1:8Adamu na mkewe wote wawili walikuwa uchi, wala hawakuona aibu.