The Temptation and the Fall
2The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit from the trees in the garden.
5“In fact, God knows that when3:5 Lit on the day you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
6The 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.3:6 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 coverings for themselves.
8Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze,3:8 Lit at the wind of the day and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.3:8 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 you3:10 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?”
13So the Lord God asked the woman, “What have you done?”
14So 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
15I will put hostility between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and her offspring.3:15 Lit your seed and her seed
He will strike your head,
16He said to the woman:
I will intensify your labor pains;
Your desire3:16 Gn 4:7 will be for your husband,
yet he will rule over you.
17And he said to the man, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘Do not eat from it’:
You will eat from it by means of painful labor3:17 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.3:18 Gn 2:5
19You will eat bread3:19 Or food by the sweat of your brow
since you were taken from it.
For you are dust,
and you will return to dust.”
20The man named his wife Eve3:20 Lit Living, or Life because she was the mother of all the living.
21The Lord God made clothing from skins for the man and his wife, and he clothed them.
22The Lord God said, “Since the 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.”3:22 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.