Bible: Gen 3:6-19

3:6 When 1  the woman saw that the tree produced fruit that was good for food, 2  was attractive 3  to the eye, and was desirable for making one wise, 4  she took some of its fruit and ate it. 5  She also gave some of it to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. 6  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 7  in the orchard at the breezy time 8  of the day, and they hid 9  from the Lord God among the trees of the orchard. 3:9 But the Lord God called to 10  the man and said to him, “Where are you? 11  3:10 The man replied, 12 I heard you moving about 13  in the orchard, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.” 3:11 And the Lord God 14  said, “Who told you that you were naked? 15  Did you eat from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from? 16  3:12 The man said, “The woman whom you gave me, she gave 17  me some fruit 18  from the tree and I ate it.” 3:13 So the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this 19  you have done?” And the woman replied, “The serpent 20  tricked 21  me, and I ate.”

3:14 The Lord God said to the serpent, 22 

“Because you have done this,

cursed 23  are you above all the wild beasts

and all the living creatures of the field!

On your belly you will crawl 24 

and dust you will eat 25  all the days of your life.

3:15 And I will put hostility 26  between you and the woman

and between your offspring and her offspring; 27 

her offspring will attack 28  your head,

and 29  you 30  will attack her offspring’s heel.” 31 

3:16 To the woman he said,

I will greatly increase 32  your labor pains; 33 

with pain you will give birth to children.

You will want to control your husband, 34 

but he will dominate 35  you.”

3:17 But to Adam 36  he said,

Because you obeyed 37  your wife

and ate from the tree about which I commanded you,

‘You must not eat from it,’

cursed is the ground 38  thanks to you; 39 

in painful toil you will eat 40  of it all the days of your life.

3:18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,

but you will eat the grain 41  of the field.

3:19 By the sweat of your brow 42  you will eat food

until you return to the ground, 43 

for out of it you were taken;

for you are dust, and to dust you will return.” 44 

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