Kuanguka Kwa Mwanadamu
13:1 Ay 1:7; 2:2; 2Kor 11:3; Ufu 12:9; 20:2; Mwa 2:17Basi nyoka alikuwa mwerevu kuliko wanyama wote wa porini ambao Bwana Mungu aliwafanya. Nyoka akamwambia mwanamke, “Ati kweli Mungu alisema, ‘Kamwe msile matunda ya mti wowote wa bustanini’?”
23:2 Mwa 2:16-17Mwanamke akamjibu nyoka, “Tunaweza kula matunda ya miti iliyoko bustanini, 3lakini Mungu alisema, ‘Kamwe msile tunda la mti ulio katikati ya bustani, wala kuugusa, la sivyo mtakufa.’ ”
43:4 Yn 8:44; 2Kor 11:3Lakini nyoka akamwambia mwanamke, “Hakika hamtakufa. 53:5 Mwa 1:26; 14:18-19; Za 7:8; Isa 14:14; Eze 28:2Kwa maana Mungu anajua ya kuwa wakati mtakapoyala, macho yenu yatafumbuliwa, nanyi mtakuwa kama Mungu, mkijua mema na mabaya.”
63:6 Yak 1:14-15; 1Yn 2:16; Hes 30:7-8; Yer 44:15, 19, 24; 2Kor 11:3; 1Tim 2:14Mwanamke alipoona ya kuwa tunda la mti huo lilikuwa zuri kwa chakula na la kupendeza macho, tena linatamanika kwa kujipatia hekima, basi akachuma katika matunda yake, akala, pia akampa mumewe, aliyekuwa pamoja naye, naye akala. 73:7 Mwa 2:25Ndipo macho yao wote wawili yakafumbuliwa, wakajiona kwamba walikuwa uchi; hivyo wakashona majani ya mtini, wakajifunika.
83:8 Law 26:12; Kum 23:14; Ay 13:16; 23:7; 34:22-23; Isa 29:15; Za 139:7-12; Yer 16:17; 23:24; 49:10; Ufu 6:15-16Ndipo yule mwanaume na mkewe, waliposikia sauti ya Bwana Mungu alipokuwa akitembea bustanini jioni, wakajificha kutoka mbele za Bwana Mungu katikati ya miti ya bustani. 93:9 Mwa 4:9; 16:8; 18:9; 1Fal 19:9-13Lakini Bwana Mungu akamwita Adamu, “Uko wapi?”
103:10 Kut 19:16; 20:18; Kum 5:5; Mwa 2:25; 1Sam 12:18Naye akajibu, “Nilikusikia katika bustani nikaogopa kwa sababu nilikuwa uchi, hivyo nikajificha.”
113:11 Mwa 2:17, 25Mungu akamuuliza, “Ni nani aliyekuambia ya kuwa ulikuwa uchi? Je, umekula matunda ya mti niliokuamuru usile?”
123:12 Mwa 2:22Adamu akasema, “Huyu mwanamke uliyenipa awe pamoja nami alinipa sehemu ya tunda kutoka kwenye huo mti, nami nikala.”
133:13 Rum 7:11; 2Kor 11:3; 1Tim 2:14Ndipo Bwana Mungu akamuuliza mwanamke, “Ni nini hili ambalo umelifanya?” Mwanamke akajibu, “Nyoka alinidanganya, nami nikala.”
143:14 Za 72:9; Mik 7:17; Kum 28:15-20; Isa 49:23; 65:25Hivyo Bwana Mungu akamwambia nyoka, “Kwa kuwa umefanya hili,
“Umelaaniwa kuliko wanyama wote
wa kufugwa na wa porini!
Utatambaa kwa tumbo lako
na kula mavumbi
siku zote za maisha yako.
153:15 Yn 8:44; 1Yn 3:8; Mdo 13:10; Mwa 16:11; Amu 13:5; Ebr 2:14; Isa 7:14; 8:3; 9:6; Mt 1:23; Lk 1:31; Gal 4:4; Ufu 12:17; Rum 16:20Nami nitaweka uadui
kati yako na huyo mwanamke,
na kati ya uzao wako na wake,
yeye atakuponda kichwa,
nawe utamuuma kisigino.”
163:16 Za 48:5-6; Isa 13:8; 21:3; 26:17; Yer 4:31; 6:24; Mik 4:9; 1Kor 11:3; Efe 5:22; 1Tim 2:15Kwa mwanamke akasema,
“Nitakuzidishia sana utungu wakati wa kuzaa kwako;
kwa utungu utazaa watoto.
Tamaa yako itakuwa kwa mumeo
173:17 Mwa 2:17; 5:29; 6:13; 8:21; 47:9; 29:32; 31:42; Hes 35:33; Za 66:11; 106:39; 127:2; Isa 24:5; Rum 8:20-22; Isa 54:9; Kut 3:7; Mhu 1:13; 2:23; Ay 5:7; 14:1; Yer 20:18Kwa Adamu akasema, “Kwa sababu umemsikiliza mke wako na ukala kutoka kwenye mti niliokuamuru, ‘Msile tunda lake,’
“Ardhi imelaaniwa kwa sababu yako,
kwa kazi ngumu utakula chakula kitokacho humo
siku zote za maisha yako.
183:18 Za 104:14; Ay 31:40; Isa 5:6; Ebr 6:8Itazaa miiba na mibaruti kwa ajili yako,
nawe utakula mimea ya shambani.
193:19 Mwa 2:7; 14:18; Kum 8:3, 9; 23:4; Rum 1:6; 2:14; 2The 3:10; Ay 7:21; Ebr 9:27; Za 146:4; 104:23; Rut 1:6; 2:14; 1Kor 15:47Kwa jasho la uso wako
utakula chakula chako
hadi utakaporudi ardhini,
kwa kuwa ulitwaliwa kutoka humo,
kwa kuwa wewe u mavumbi
na mavumbini wewe utarudi.”
203:20 Mwa 2:20; 2Kor 11:3; 1Tim 2:13Adamu akamwita mkewe Eva, kwa kuwa atakuwa mama wa wote walio hai.
21Bwana Mungu akawatengenezea Adamu na mkewe mavazi ya ngozi, akawavika. 223:22 Mwa 2:9; 1:26; Ufu 2:7Kisha Bwana Mungu akasema, “Sasa mtu huyu amekuwa kama mmoja wetu, kwa kujua mema na mabaya. Sharti asiruhusiwe kunyoosha mkono wake na kuchuma pia kutoka mti wa uzima akala, naye akaishi milele.” 233:23 Mwa 2:7-8Hivyo Bwana Mungu akamfukuzia mbali kutoka Bustani ya Edeni, akalime ardhi ambamo alitolewa. 243:24 Kut 25:18-22; 1Sam 4:4; 2Sam 6:2; 22:11; 1Fal 6:27; 8:6; 2Fal 19:15; 2Nya 5:8; Za 18:10; 104:4; Isa 27:1; 37:16; Eze 10:1; Mwa 2:9; Ay 40:19Baada ya kumfukuzia mbali Adamu, Mungu akaweka makerubi mashariki ya Bustani ya Edeni, pamoja na upanga wa moto ukimulika huku na huko kulinda njia ya kuuendea mti wa uzima.
Adam and Eve Fall Into Sin
1The serpent was more clever than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. The serpent said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat fruit from any tree in the garden’?”
2The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden. 3But God did say, ‘You must not eat the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden. Do not even touch it. If you do, you will die.’ ”
4“You will certainly not die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5“God knows that when you eat fruit from that tree, you will know things you have never known before. Like God, you will be able to tell the difference between good and evil.”
6The woman saw that the tree’s fruit was good to eat and pleasing to look at. She also saw that it would make a person wise. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her. And he ate it. 7Then both of them knew things they had never known before. They realized they were naked. So they sewed together fig leaves and made clothes for themselves.
8Then the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking in the garden. It was during the coolest time of the day. They hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9But the Lord God called out to the man. “Where are you?” he asked.
10“I heard you in the garden,” the man answered. “I was afraid, because I was naked. So I hid.”
11The Lord God said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten fruit from the tree I commanded you not to eat from?”
12The man said, “It’s the fault of the woman you put here with me. She gave me some fruit from the tree. And I ate it.”
13Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What have you done?”
The woman said, “The serpent tricked me. That’s why I ate the fruit.”
14So the Lord God spoke to the serpent. He said, “Because you have done this,
“You are set apart from all livestock
and all wild animals.
I am putting a curse on you.
You will crawl on your belly.
You will eat dust
all the days of your life.
15I will make you and the woman hate each other.
Your children and her children will be enemies.
Her son will crush your head.
And you will bite his heel.”
16The Lord God said to the woman,
“I will increase your pain when you give birth.
You will be in great pain when you have children.
You will long for your husband.
And he will rule over you.”
17The Lord God said to Adam, “You listened to your wife’s suggestion. You ate fruit from the tree I warned you about. I said, ‘You must not eat its fruit.’
“So I am putting a curse on the ground because of what you did.
All the days of your life you will have to work hard.
It will be painful for you to get food from the ground. 18You will eat plants from the field,
even though the ground produces thorns and prickly weeds.
19You will have to work hard and sweat a lot
to produce the food you eat.
You were made out of the ground.
You will return to it when you die.
You are dust,
and you will return to dust.”
20Adam named his wife Eve. She would become the mother of every living person.
21The Lord God made clothes out of animal skins for Adam and his wife to wear. 22The Lord God said, “Just like one of us, the man can now tell the difference between good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out and pick fruit from the tree of life and eat it. If he does, he will live forever.” 23So the Lord God drove the man out of the Garden of Eden. He sent the man to farm the ground he had been made from. 24The Lord God drove him out and then placed angels on the east side of the garden. He also placed there a flaming sword that flashed back and forth. The angels and the sword guarded the way to the tree of life.