The Prophet Warns the People
2:1 Bunch yourselves together like straw, 1 you undesirable 2 nation,
2:2 before God’s decree becomes reality 3 and the day of opportunity disappears like windblown chaff, 4
before the Lord’s raging anger 5 overtakes 6 you –
before the day of the Lord’s angry judgment overtakes you!
2:3 Seek the Lord’s favor, 7 all you humble people 8 of the land who have obeyed his commands! 9
Strive to do what is right! 10 Strive to be humble! 11
Maybe you will be protected 12 on the day of the Lord’s angry judgment.
3:9 But the Lord God called to 1 the man and said to him, “Where are you?” 2 3:10 The man replied, 3 “I heard you moving about 4 in the orchard, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.” 3:11 And the Lord God 5 said, “Who told you that you were naked? 6 Did you eat from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” 7 3:12 The man said, “The woman whom you gave me, she gave 8 me some fruit 9 from the tree and I ate it.” 3:13 So the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this 10 you have done?” And the woman replied, “The serpent 11 tricked 12 me, and I ate.”
3:14 The Lord God said to the serpent, 13
“Because you have done this,
cursed 14 are you above all the wild beasts
and all the living creatures of the field!
On your belly you will crawl 15
and dust you will eat 16 all the days of your life.
3:15 And I will put hostility 17 between you and the woman
and between your offspring and her offspring; 18
her offspring will attack 19 your head,
and 20 you 21 will attack her offspring’s heel.” 22
3:16 To the woman he said,
“I will greatly increase 23 your labor pains; 24
with pain you will give birth to children.
You will want to control your husband, 25
but he will dominate 26 you.”
3:17 But to Adam 27 he said,
“Because you obeyed 28 your wife
and ate from the tree about which I commanded you,
‘You must not eat from it,’
cursed is the ground 29 thanks to you; 30
in painful toil you will eat 31 of it all the days of your life.
3:18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
but you will eat the grain 32 of the field.
3:19 By the sweat of your brow 33 you will eat food
until you return to the ground, 34
for out of it you were taken;
for you are dust, and to dust you will return.” 35
3:20 The man 36 named his wife Eve, 37 because 38 she was the mother of all the living. 39