The serpent deceives
1 - Now the serpent was more subtle than any animal of the field which Yahweh
God had made. He said to the woman, "Has God really said, 'You shall not eat of
any tree of the garden?'"
2 - The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees of the
3 - but not the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden. God has
said, 'You shall not eat of it. You shall not touch it, lest you die.'"
4 - The serpent said to the woman, "You won't really die,
5 - for God knows that in the day you eat it, your eyes will be opened, and you
will be like God, knowing good and evil."
Adam and Eve sin and
death enters the world
6 - 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 some of its fruit, and ate; and she gave some to her husband with her, and
he ate it, too.
7 - Their eyes were opened, and they both knew that they were naked. They sewed
fig leaves together, and made coverings for themselves.
8 - They heard Yahweh God's voice walking in the garden in the cool of the day,
and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God among
the trees of the garden.
requires the man and woman
to give an answer
9 - Yahweh God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?"
10 - The man said, "I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because
I was naked; and I hid myself."
11 - God said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree
that I commanded you not to eat from?"
12 - The man said, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit
from the tree, and I ate it."
13 - Yahweh God said to the woman, "What have you done?"The woman said, "The
serpent deceived me, and I ate."
curses the serpent and give
us the promise of a Redeemer
14 - Yahweh God said to the serpent,"Because you have done this,you are cursed
above all livestock,and above every animal of the field.You shall go on your
bellyand you shall eat dust all the days of your life.
15 - I will put hostility between you and the woman,and between your offspring
and her offspring.He will bruise your head,and you will bruise his heel."
God's curse and
punishment upon mankind
16 - To the woman he said,"I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth.In
pain you will bear children. Your desire will be for your husband,and he will
rule over you."
17 - To Adam he said,"Because you have listened to your wife's voice,and ate
from the tree,about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it,
'the ground is cursed for your sake. You will eat from it with much labor all
the days of your life.
18 - It will yield thorns and thistles to you;and you will eat the herb of the
19 - By the sweat of your face will you eat bread until you return to the
ground,for out of it you were taken. For you are dust,and to dust you shall
God provides a
covering for sin
20 - The man called his wife Eve because she would be the mother of all the
21 - Yahweh God made coats of animal skins for Adam and for his wife, and
God drives Adam and
Eve out of the Garden of Eden
22 - Yahweh God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good
and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand, and also take of the tree of life,
and eat, and live forever-"
23 - Therefore Yahweh God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to till the
ground from which he was taken.
24 - So he drove out the man; and he placed cherubim at the east of the garden
of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the
tree of life