3:3 but concerning the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the orchard God said, ‘You must not eat from it, and you must not touch it, 1 or else you will die.’” 2 3:4 The serpent said to the woman, “Surely you will not die, 3 3:5 for God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will open 4 and you will be like divine beings who know 5 good and evil.” 6
3:6 When 7 the woman saw that the tree produced fruit that was good for food, 8 was attractive 9 to the eye, and was desirable for making one wise, 10 she took some of its fruit and ate it. 11 She also gave some of it to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. 12 3:7 Then the eyes of both of them opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
The Judgment Oracles of God at the Fall
3:8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God moving about 13 in the orchard at the breezy time 14 of the day, and they hid 15 from the Lord God among the trees of the orchard. 3:9 But the Lord God called to 16 the man and said to him, “Where are you?” 17 3:10 The man replied, 18 “I heard you moving about 19 in the orchard, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.” 3:11 And the Lord God 20 said, “Who told you that you were naked? 21 Did you eat from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” 22 3:12 The man said, “The woman whom you gave me, she gave 23 me some fruit 24 from the tree and I ate it.” 3:13 So the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this 25 you have done?” And the woman replied, “The serpent 26 tricked 27 me, and I ate.”
3:14 The Lord God said to the serpent, 28
“Because you have done this,
cursed 29 are you above all the wild beasts
and all the living creatures of the field!
On your belly you will crawl 30
and dust you will eat 31 all the days of your life.
3:15 And I will put hostility 32 between you and the woman
and between your offspring and her offspring; 33
her offspring will attack 34 your head,
and 35 you 36 will attack her offspring’s heel.” 37