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Genesis 3

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The Temptation and the Fall
1Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You can’t eat from any tree in the garden’? ” # Mt 10:16; 2Co 11:3; Rv 12:9; 20:2
2The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit from the trees in the garden. 3But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, ‘You must not eat it or touch it, or you will die.’ ” # Gn 2:17
4“No! You will not die,” the serpent said to the woman. # Jn 8:44 5“In fact, God knows that when # Lit on the day you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, # Or gods, or divine beings knowing good and evil.” 6Then the woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. # 1Tm 2:14; Jms 1:14-15; 1Jn 2:16 7Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.
Sin’s Consequences
8Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, # Lit at the wind of the day and they hid themselves from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. # Jb 34:22-23 9So the Lord God called out to the man and said to him, “Where are you? ”
10And he said, “I heard You # Lit the sound of You in the garden and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.”
11Then He asked, “Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from? ”
12Then the man replied, # Jb 31:33; Pr 28:13 “The woman You gave to be with me — she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate.”
13So the Lord God asked the woman, “What is this you have done? ”
And the woman said, “It was the serpent. He deceived me, and I ate.” # Rm 7:11; 2Co 11:3; 1Tm 2:14
14Then the Lord God said to the serpent:
Because you have done this,
you are cursed more than any livestock
and more than any wild animal.
You will move on your belly
and eat dust all the days of your life. # Is 65:25; Mc 7:17
15I will put hostility between you and the woman,
and between your seed and her seed.
He will strike your head,
and you will strike his heel. # Heb 2:14; 1Jn 3:8
16He said to the woman:
I will intensify your labor pains;
you will bear children in anguish. # Jn 16:21; 1Tm 2:15
Your desire # Gn 4:7 will be for your husband,
yet he will rule over you.
17And He said to Adam, “Because you listened to your wife’s voice and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘Do not eat from it’:
The ground is cursed because of you. # Gn 5:29; Rm 8:20-22; Heb 6:8
You will eat from it by means of painful labor # Lit it through pain
all the days of your life.
18It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field. # Gn 2:5
19You will eat bread # Or food by the sweat of your brow
until you return to the ground, # Ps 90:3; 104:29; Ec 12:7
since you were taken from it.
For you are dust,
and you will return to dust.”
20Adam named his wife Eve # Lit Living, or Life because she was the mother of all the living. 21The Lord God made clothing out of skins for Adam and his wife, and He clothed them.
22The Lord God said, “Since man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil, he must not reach out, take from the tree of life, eat, and live forever.” # Gn 2:9; Rv 2:7 23So the Lord God sent him away from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. 24He drove man out and stationed the cherubim and the flaming, whirling sword east of the garden of Eden to guard the way to the tree of life. # Ex 25:18-22; Ps 104:4; Ezk 10:1-20; Heb 1:7
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The Fall
1#2Co 11:3; Rev 12:9Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God said, ‘You shall not eat of any tree of the garden’?”
2And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit from the trees of the garden; 3but from the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You will not eat of it, nor will you touch it, or else you will die.’ ”
4#Jn 8:44; 2Co 11:3; Ge 3:13Then the serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! 5#Eze 28:2; Ge 2:17For God knows that on the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
6#1Ti 2:14; 1Jn 2:16When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasing to the eyes and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7#Ge 2:25; 3:5Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. So they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
8#Job 31:33; Ps 139:1–12Then they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9#Ge 4:9The Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”
10#Ge 2:25; 3:7He said, “I heard Your voice in the garden and was afraid because I was naked, so I hid myself.”
11And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?”
12#Job 31:33; Ge 2:18The man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.”
13#2Co 11:3; 1Ti 2:14Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What have you done?”
And the woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
14#Isa 65:25; Mic 7:17The Lord God said to the serpent: “Because you have done this,
You are cursed above all livestock,
and above every beast of the field;
you will go on your belly,
and you will eat dust
all the days of your life.
15#Ro 16:20; Isa 7:14 I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and her offspring;
he will bruise your head,
and you will bruise his heel.”
16#1Co 11:3; 14:34To the woman He said,
“I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth,
and in pain you will bring forth children;
your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.”
17#Ge 5:29; Ro 8:20–22And to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it,’
Cursed is the ground on account of you;
in hard labor you will eat of it
all the days of your life.
18Thorns and thistles it will bring forth for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.
19#Ps 104:29; Ge 2:7; Ecc 12:7 By the sweat of your face
you will eat bread
until you return to the ground,
because out of it you were taken;
for you are dust,
and to dust you will return.”
20#Ge 2:20; 2:23The man called his wife’s name Eve because she was the mother of all the living.
21The Lord God made garments of skins for both Adam and his wife and clothed them. 22#Ge 1:26; 2:9The Lord God said, “The man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. And now, he might reach out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”— 23#Ge 2:5; 4:2therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. 24#Heb 1:7; Ps 104:4; Ex 25:18–22He drove the man out, and at the east of the garden of Eden He placed the cherubim and a flaming sword which turned in every direction, to guard the way to the tree of life.