1Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.
2By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
Adam and Eve
4This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.
5Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth2:5 Or land; also in verse 6 and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no-one to work the ground, 6but streams2:6 Or mist came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. 7Then the Lord God formed a man2:7 The Hebrew for man (adam) sounds like and may be related to the Hebrew for ground (adamah); it is also the name Adam (see verse 20). from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
8Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 9The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground – trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
10A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters. 11The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12(The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin2:12 Or good; pearls and onyx are also there.) 13The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.2:13 Possibly south-east Mesopotamia 14The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
15The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16And the Lord God commanded the man, ‘You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.’
18The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’
19Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.
But for Adam2:20 Or the man no suitable helper was found. 21So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs2:21 Or took part of the man’s side and then closed up the place with flesh. 22Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib2:22 Or part he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
23The man said,
‘This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called “woman”,
for she was taken out of man.’
24That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
25Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.
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.
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.