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.
1Yei ne ɛkwan a Onyankopɔn faa so bɔɔ ɔsoro ne asase ne deɛ ɛwɔ mu nyinaa.
2Ɛduruu ɛda a ɛtɔ so nson no, na Onyankopɔn awie nnwuma a ɔhyɛɛ aseɛ yɛeɛ no nyinaa. Enti, ɛda a ɛtɔ so nson no, ɔgyee nʼahome. 3Onyankopɔn hyiraa ɛda a ɛtɔ so nson no, na ɔtee ho. Ɛfiri sɛ, saa ɛda no na Onyankopɔn gyee nʼahome firii adebɔ nnwuma no nyinaa ho.
4Yei ne ɔsoro ne asase bɔ ho asɛm. Ɛberɛ a Awurade Onyankopɔn bɔɔ ɔsoro ne asase no.
5Na afifideɛ biara nni asase so, na wiram nnua biara nso nni hɔ. Ɛfiri sɛ, na Awurade Onyankopɔn mmaa nsuo ntɔɔ wɔ asase so, na onipa nso nni asase so a ɔbɛyɛ so adwuma. 6Nanso, nsutire puepue fifirii asase mu bɛpetee asase ani nyinaa. 7Awurade Onyankopɔn de asase no so dɔteɛ nwonoo onipa, na ɔhomee nkwa home guu ne hwene mu, maa onipa no bɛyɛɛ ɔteasefoɔ.
8Afei, Awurade Onyankopɔn yɛɛ turo wɔ Eden apueeɛ fam, na ɛhɔ na ɔde onipa a ɔnwonoo no no tenaeɛ. 9Awurade Onyankopɔn maa nnua ahodoɔ nyinaa fifirii asase no so; nnua a ɛyɛ fɛ na wɔdie. Turo no mfimfini no na nkwa dua, ɛnna papa ne bɔnehunu dua sisie.
10Na nsuo tene firi Eden bɛgugu turo no mu afifideɛ no so; ɛfiri hɔ a, na saa nsuo no mu apaapae ayɛ nsubɔntene ɛnan. 11Wɔtoo nsuo a apaapae no mu deɛ ɛdi ɛkan no edin Pison. Na ɛkontonkonton fa Hawila asase a sikakɔkɔɔ wɔ so no so nyinaa. 12Na saa asase no so sikakɔkɔɔ yɛ. Na ɛhyɛ a ɛyɛ hwam ne apopobibirieboɔ nso wɔ hɔ. 13Asubɔnten a ɛtɔ so mmienu no din de Gihon. Na ɛno ara na abobare afa Kus2.13 Kus—Ɛyɛ Hebri asɛm a ɛkyerɛ ɔmantam te sɛ Sudan anaa Etiopia a ɛwowɔ Apam Dada mu no nyinaa. Asubɔnten a wɔbɔ ne din wɔ ha yi yɛ Nil. Ebinom nso ka sɛ Kus wɔ Mesopotamia. asase ho nyinaa. 14Asuo a ɛtɔ so mmiɛnsa no, na wɔfrɛ no Tigris a ɛtene kɔ asase kɛseɛ Asiria apueeɛ fam. Asuo a ɛtɔ so ɛnan no nso, na wɔfrɛ no Eufrate.
15Awurade Onyankopɔn faa onipa no de no kɔtenaa Eden turo mu hɔ sɛ ɔnyɛ mu adwuma, na ɔnhwɛ so. 16Na Awurade Onyankopɔn bɔɔ onipa no kɔkɔ sɛ, “Wowɔ ho ɛkwan sɛ, wodi dua biara so aba wɔ turo yi mu ha; 17nanso wonni ho ɛkwan sɛ wodi papa ne bɔnehunu dua no so aba. Ɛda a wobɛdie no, deɛ ɛbɛyɛ biara, wobɛwu.”
Onyankopɔn Bɔ Hawa
18Afei, Awurade Onyankopɔn kaa sɛ, “Ɛnyɛ sɛ onipa nko ara tena; mɛbɔ ɔboafoɔ a ɔfata no ama no.”
19Saa ɛberɛ no na, Awurade Onyankopɔn de mfuturo abɔ wiram mmoa ne ewiem nnomaa nyinaa. Enti, ɔde wɔn brɛɛ onipa sɛ ɔnhwehwɛ edin ko a ɔde bɛtoto wɔn. Edin a onipa de too abɔdeɛ a nkwa wɔ mu biara no, ɛno ara na ɛyɛɛ edin a wɔde frɛɛ no. 20Enti, onipa totoo nyɛmmoa, ewiem nnomaa ne wiram mmoa no nyinaa edin.
Nanso, onipa deɛ, wannya ɔboafoɔ a ɔfata no. 21Enti, Awurade Onyankopɔn maa onipa daa nnahɔɔ. Ɛberɛ a onipa daa saa no, ɔyii ne mfe mu mpadeɛ baako, na ɔde honam taree deɛ ɔyii mpadeɛ hɔ no. 22Afei, Awurade Onyankopɔn de mfe mu mpadeɛ baako a ɔyi firii onipa mu no bɔɔ ɔbaa, de no maa onipa no.
23Na Adam kaa sɛ,
“Mʼankasa me dompe
ne me honam bi nie.
Wɔbɛfrɛ yei ɔbaa ɛfiri sɛ,
ɔbarima mu na wɔyii no firiiɛ.”
24Yei enti na ɔbarima gya nʼagya ne ne na de ne ho kɔbata ne yere ho sɛdeɛ wɔn baanu bɛyɛ nnipa korɔ.
25Saa ɛberɛ no, na ɔbarima ne ne yere nyinaa ho da hɔ, nanso na wɔmfɛre.