1Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.2.3 created…: Heb. created to make
4¶ These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, 5And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 6But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.2.6 there…: or, a mist which went up from, etc. 7And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.2.7 of the dust…: Heb. dust of the ground
8¶ And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. 10And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. 11The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; 12And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. 13And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.2.13 Ethiopia: Heb. Cush 14And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.2.14 toward…: or, eastward to Assyria 15And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.2.15 the man: or, Adam
16And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:2.16 thou…: Heb. eating thou shalt eat 17But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.2.17 thou shalt surely…: Heb. dying thou shalt die
18¶ And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.2.18 meet…: Heb. as before him 19And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.2.19 Adam: or, the man 20And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.2.20 gave: Heb. called
21And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.2.22 made: Heb. builded 23And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.2.23 Woman: Heb. Isha2.23 Man: Heb. Ish 24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
1Eyi ne ɔkwan a Onyankopɔn faa so bɔɔ ɔsoro ne asase ne nea ɛwɔ mu nyinaa.
2Eduu da a ɛto so ason no, na Onyankopɔn awie nnwuma a ofii ase yɛe no nyinaa. Enti da a ɛto so ason no, ogyee nʼahome. 3Enti Onyankopɔn hyiraa da a ɛto so ason no, na ɔtew ho, efisɛ saa da no na Onyankopɔn gyee nʼahome fii adebɔ nnwuma no nyinaa mu.
4Eyi ne ɔsoro ne asasebɔ ho asɛm. Bere a Awurade Nyankopɔn bɔɔ ɔsoro ne asase no.
5Na afifide biara nni asase so, na wuram nnua biara nso nni hɔ. Efisɛ, na Awurade Nyankopɔn mmaa osu ntɔɔ wɔ asase so, na onipa nso nni asase so a ɔbɛyɛ so adwuma. 6Nanso nsuti puepue fifii asase mu bɛfɔw asase ani nyinaa. 7Awurade Nyankopɔn de asase no so dɔte nwen onipa, na ɔhomee nkwa home guu ne hwenem, maa onipa no bɛyɛɛ ɔteasefo.
8Afei Awurade Nyankopɔn yɛɛ turo wɔ Eden apuei fam, na ɛhɔ na ɔde onipa a ɔnwen no no tenae. 9Awurade Nyankopɔn maa nnua ahorow nyinaa fifi fii asase no mu; nnua a ɛyɛ fɛ na wodi. Na nkwa dua ne papa ne bɔnehu dua sisi turo no mfimfini.
10Na asu sen fii Eden bɛfɔw turo no mu afifide no; efi hɔ a, na saa asu no mu apaapae ayɛ nsubɔnten anan. 11Wɔtoo asu a apaapae no mu nea edi kan no din Pison. Na ɛkɔntɔn fa Hawila asase a sikakɔkɔɔ wɔ so no so nyinaa. 12Na saa asase no so sikakɔkɔɔ ye. Na ɛhyɛ a ɛyɛ huam ne apopobibiribo nso wɔ hɔ. 13Asubɔnten a ɛto so abien no din de Gihon. Na ɛno ara na ɛkɔntɔnkɔntɔn fa Kus2.13 Kus—Ɛyɛ Hebri asɛm a ɛkyerɛ ɔmantam te sɛ Sudan anaa Etiopia a ɛwowɔ Apam Dedaw mu no nyinaa. Asubɔnten a wɔbɔ din wɔ ha yi yɛ Nil. Ebinom nso ka se Kus wɔ Mesopotamia. asase ho nyinaa. 14Asu a ɛto so abiɛsa no, na wɔfrɛ no Tigris a ɛsen kɔ asase kɛse Asiria apuei fam no. Asu a ɛto so anan no nso, na wɔfrɛ no Eufrate.
15Awurade Nyankopɔn faa onipa no de no kɔtenaa Eden turo mu hɔ sɛ ɔnyɛ mu adwuma, na ɔnhwɛ so. 16Na Awurade Nyankopɔn bɔɔ onipa no kɔkɔ se, “Wowɔ ho kwan sɛ wudi dua biara so aba wɔ turo yi mu ha; 17nanso wunni ho kwan sɛ wudi papa ne bɔnehu dua no so aba. Da a wubedi no, nea ɛbɛyɛ biara no, wubewu.”
Onyankopɔn Bɔ Hawa
18Afei Awurade Nyankopɔn kae se, “Enye sɛ onipa nko tena; mɛbɔ ɔboafo a ɔfata no ama no.”
19Saa bere no na Awurade Nyankopɔn de mfutuma abɔ wuram mmoa ne wim nnomaa nyinaa. Enti, ɔde wɔn brɛɛ onipa sɛ ɔnhwehwɛ din ko a ɔde bɛtoto wɔn; na din a onipa de too abɔde a nkwa wɔ mu biara no, ɛno ara na ɛyɛɛ din a wɔde frɛɛ no. 20Enti onipa totoo nyɛmmoa, wim nnomaa ne wuram mmoa no nyinaa din.
Nanso onipa de, wannya ɔboafo a ɔfata. 21Enti Awurade Nyankopɔn maa onipa daa nnahɔɔ. Bere a onipa daa saa no, oyii ne mfe mu mparow baako, na ɔde honam taree baabi a oyii mparow hɔ no. 22Afei Awurade Nyankopɔn de mfe mu mparow baako a oyi fii onipa mu no bɔɔ ɔbea, de no maa onipa no.
23Na Adam kae se,
“Mʼankasa me dompe
ne me honam bi ni.
Wɔbɛfrɛ oyi ɔbea efisɛ
ɔbarima mu na woyii no fii.”
24Eyi nti na ɔbarima gyaw nʼagya ne ne na de ne ho kɔbɔ ne yere ho sɛnea wɔn baanu no bɛyɛ nnipa koro.
25Saa bere no, na ɔbarima ne ne yere nyinaa ho da hɔ, nanso na wɔmfɛre.