THE FIRST BOOK OF
G E N E S I S
Genesis 3 ©
The devil tempts the woman via the serpent, vs. 1. The woman is deceived, and trespasses, as also the man, 6. Whereof they have an immediate apprehension, 7. Upon both their confession, God pronounces sentence upon the serpent, the woman, and the man, with the inserted promise of the Savior, 8. Adam calls his wife Eve, 20. They are both clothed by God; He mocks them, debars them from the tree of life, and banishes them out of Paradise, 21.
NOW the 1serpent was more subtila than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And 2he said unto the woman, 3Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
And the woman said unto the serpent, We 4may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
But of the fruit of the 5tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, 6neither shall ye touch it, 7lest ye die.
And the serpent said untob the woman, 8Ye shall not surely 9die:
For Godc doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as 10gods, 11knowing good and evil.
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be 12desired 13to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband 14with her; andd15he did eat.
And the 16eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked;e and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves 17aprons.
And they heard the 18voice of the LORD God walking in the garden 19in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
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?
And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be 20with me, she gave me 21of the tree, and I did eat.
And the LORD God said unto the woman, 22What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, Thef serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
And the LORD God said 23unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, 24thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
25And I will put enmityg between thee and the woman, and between 26thy seed and 27her seed; ith shall bruise thy head, 28and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Unto the woman 29he said, 30I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth 31children; and thy 32desire shall be to thy husband, andi33he shall rule over thee.
And unto Adam he said, 34Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: 35cursed is the ground for thy sake; 36in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat 37the herb of the field;
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat 38bread, 39till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
And Adam called his wife's name 40Eve; because she was the mother of 41all living.
Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
¶And the LORD God said, 42Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, 43lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden 44Cherubims, and 45a flaming sword 46which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.