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 the fruit of any tree that is in the garden’?”2The woman said to the serpent, “We can eat the fruit of the trees that are in the garden.3But God did say, ‘You must not eat the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden. Do not even touch it. If you do, you will die.’ ”4“You can be sure that you won't die,” the serpent said to the woman.5“God knows that when you eat the fruit of that tree, you will know things you have never known before. You will be able to tell the difference between good and evil. You will be like God.”6The woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good to eat. It was also pleasing to look at. And 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 fig leaves together and made clothes for themselves.8Then the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking in the garden. It was 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. I was naked, so I hid.”11The Lord God said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten the fruit of the tree I commanded you not to eat?”12The man said, “It was 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, “I am putting a curse on you. You are cursed more than all of the livestock and all of the wild animals. You will crawl on the ground. You will eat dust all of the days of your life.15I will put hatred between you and the woman. Your children and her children will be enemies. Her son will crush your head. And you will crush his heel.”16The Lord God said to the woman, “I will greatly increase your pain when you give birth. You will be in 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. You ate the fruit of the tree that I commanded 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 to get food from the ground.18You will eat the plants of the field, even though the ground produces thorns and thistles.19You will have to work hard and sweat a lot to produce the food you eat. You were made out of the ground. And you will return to it. You are dust. So you will return to it.”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, “The man has become like one of us. He can now tell the difference between good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand 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 to work the ground he had been made out of.24The Lord God drove him out and then placed cherubim on the east side of the Garden of Eden. He also placed a flaming sword there. It flashed back and forth. The cherubim and the sword guarded the way to the tree of life.
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1Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” (Mt 10:16; 2Co 11:3; Re 12:9; Re 20:2)2And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden,3but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” (Ge 2:17)4But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. (Ge 3:13; Joh 8:44; 2Co 11:3)5For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”6So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. (Ge 3:12; Ge 3:17; Ho 6:7; 1Ti 2:14)7Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. (Ge 2:25; Ge 3:5)8And 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. (Ps 139:1; Jer 23:23)9But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”10And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” (Ge 2:25; Ge 3:7)11He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?”12The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” (Ge 2:18; Job 31:33)13Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” (Ge 3:4; 2Co 11:3; 1Ti 2:14)14The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field; on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. (Isa 65:25; Mic 7:17)15I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” (Isa 7:14; Mic 5:3; Mt 1:23; Mt 1:25; Lu 1:34; Ro 16:20; Ga 4:4; 1Ti 2:15; Heb 2:14; Re 20:1; Re 20:10)16To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be contrary to your husband, but he shall rule over you.” (Ge 4:7; So 7:10; Joh 16:21; 1Co 11:3; 1Co 14:34; Eph 5:22; Col 3:18; 1Ti 2:11; Tit 2:5; 1Pe 3:1; 1Pe 3:5)17And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; (Ge 2:17; Ge 5:29; Ec 2:22; Ro 8:20)18thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field.19By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” (Ge 2:7; Job 34:15; Ps 103:14; Ps 104:29; Ec 3:20; Ec 12:7; Ro 5:12)20The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.21And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.22Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—” (Ge 2:9; Ge 3:5)23therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. (Ge 2:5)24He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life. (Ex 25:18; Ps 18:10; Ps 104:4; Eze 28:11; Heb 1:7)