1Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?3.1 Yea…: Heb. Yea, because, etc. 2And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.3.6 pleasant: Heb. a desire 7And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.3.7 aprons: or, things to gird about 8And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.3.8 cool: Heb. wind
9And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? 12And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. 13And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
14And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. 16Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.3.16 to thy…: or, subject to thy husband
17And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;3.18 bring…: Heb. cause to bud 19In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. 20And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.3.20 Eve: Heb. Chavah: that is Living 21Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
22¶ And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 23Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Kuchimwa kwa Munthu
1Ndipo njoka inali yochenjera kuposa nyama yakuthengo iliyonse imene Yehova Mulungu anapanga. Njokayo inati kwa mkaziyo, “Kodi Mulungu ananenadi kuti, ‘Inu musadye zipatso za mtengo uliwonse mʼmundamu?’ ”
2Mkaziyo anati kwa njokayo, “Tikhoza kudya zipatso za mʼmitengo ya mʼmundawu, 3koma Mulungu anati, ‘Musadye zipatso za mu mtengo umene uli pakati pa munda, ndipo musadzawukhudze kuti mungadzafe.’ ”
4“Ndithudi simudzafa,” inatero njokayo kwa mkaziyo. 5“Pakuti Mulungu akudziwa kuti tsiku limene mudzadye zipatso za mu mtengowo, maso anu adzatsekuka, ndipo mudzakhala ngati Mulungu, wodziwa zabwino ndi zoyipa.”
6Pamene mkaziyo anaona kuti mtengowo unali wabwino kudya ndi wokongola ndi kuti unali wopatsa nzeru, anatengako zipatso zake nadya. Zina anamupatsako mwamuna wake amene anali naye pomwepo ndipo naye anadyanso. 7Kenaka maso awo anatsekuka, ndipo anazindikira kuti anali maliseche. Choncho anasoka masamba a mkuyu nadzipangira zovala.
8Kenaka munthu uja ndi mkazi wake anamva mtswatswa wa Yehova Mulungu akuyendayenda mʼmundamo madzulo a tsikulo, ndipo iwo anabisala pamaso pa Yehova Mulungu pakati pa mitengo ya mʼmundamo. 9Yehova Mulungu anayitana munthu uja kuti, “Uli kuti?”
10Iye anayankha, “Ndinakumvani mʼmundamo, ndipo ndimaopa chifukwa ndinali maliseche; choncho ndinabisala.”
11Ndipo anamufunsa, “Ndani anakuwuza kuti uli maliseche? Kodi wadya zipatso za mtengo umene ndinakulamulira kuti usadye?”
12Koma munthu uja anati, “Mkazi amene munandipatsa kuti ndizikhala nayeyu anandipatsako chipatso cha mtengowo ndipo ndinadya.”
13Tsono Yehova Mulungu anati kwa mkaziyo, “Wachitachi nʼchiyani?”
Mkaziyo anati, “Njoka inandinamiza, ndipo ndinadya.”
14Choncho Yehova Mulungu anati kwa njokayo, “Popeza wachita zimenezi,
“Ndiwe wotembereredwa kuposa ziweto zonse
ndi nyama zakuthengo zonse.
ndipo udzadya fumbi
masiku onse a moyo wako.
15Ndipo ndidzayika chidani
pakati pa iwe ndi mkaziyo,
pakati pa mbewu yako ndi mbewu yake;
Iye adzaphwanya mutu wako
ndipo iwe udzaluma chidendene chake.”
16Kwa mkaziyo Iye anati,
“Ndidzachulukitsa ululu wako kwambiri pamene uli ndi pakati;
ndipo udzamva ululu pa nthawi yako yobereka ana.
Udzakhumba mwamuna wako,
17Ndipo kwa Adamu Mulungu anati, “Chifukwa wamvera mkazi wako ndipo wadya zipatso za mu mtengo umene ndinakulamulira kuti, ‘Usadye.’
“Nthaka yatembereredwa chifukwa cha iwe,
movutikira udzadya zochokera mʼnthakamo
masiku onse a moyo wako.
18Mʼnthakamo mudzamera minga ndi nthula
ndipo udzadya zomera zakuthengo.
19Kuti upeze chakudya udzayenera
mpaka utabwerera ku nthaka
pakuti unachokera kumeneko;
pakuti ndiwe fumbi
ku fumbi komweko udzabwerera.”
20Munthu uja anatcha mkazi wake Hava, chifukwa iyeyu adzakhala mayi wa anthu onse amoyo.
21Yehova Mulungu anapangira Adamu ndi mkazi wake zovala zachikopa ndipo anawaveka. 22Ndipo Yehova Mulungu anati, “Tsopano munthu uyu wasanduka mmodzi wa ife, wodziwa zabwino ndi zoyipa. Iyeyu asaloledwe kutambasula dzanja ndi kutengako zipatso za mu mtengo wopatsa moyo uja kuti angakhale ndi moyo mpaka muyaya.” 23Kotero Yehova Mulungu anatulutsa Adamu Mʼmunda wa Edeni kuti azilima mʼnthaka imene anachokera. 24Atamuthamangitsa munthu uja, Yehova anayika Akerubi mbali ya kummawa kwa Munda wa Edeni ndi lupanga lamoto limene limayendayenda ponsepo, kuteteza njira ya ku mtengo wopatsa moyo.