The serpent deceiveth Eve. Man's fall. God calleth them to account. The serpent is cursed, and his overthrow by the seed of the woman foretold. The punishment of mankind. Their first clothing. Their expulsion out of paradise.
1 NOW the aserpent was more b*subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And che said unto the woman, 1Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But 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 dtouch it, lest ye die.
- d: Ge. 2:17
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then fyour eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman gsaw that the tree was good for food, and that it was 2pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and hgave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
7 And ithe eyes of them both were opened, jand they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves 3aprons.
8 And they heard the kvoice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the 4cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
9 And the lLORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
12 And the man said, The woman mwhom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, nWhat is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
14 And 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 odust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
15 And pI will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; qit shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his rheel.
16 Unto 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 5to thy husband, and he shall srule over thee.
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, tof which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: ucursed is the ground for thy sake; vin sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it 6bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
- 6: Heb. cause to bud.
19 In 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 wunto dust shalt thou return.
20 And Adam called his wife's name 7Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
- 7: Heb. Chavah, that is, Living.
21 Unto 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, xand take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
- x: Ge. 2:9
23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to *till the ground from whence he was taken.
- *: till-cultivate.