Bible: Genesis 3:14-24

3:14 The Lord God said to the serpent, 1 

“Because you have done this,

cursed 2  are you above all the wild beasts

and all the living creatures of the field!

On your belly you will crawl 3 

and dust you will eat 4  all the days of your life.

3:15 And I will put hostility 5  between you and the woman

and between your offspring and her offspring; 6 

her offspring will attack 7  your head,

and 8  you 9  will attack her offspring’s heel.” 10 

3:16 To the woman he said,

I will greatly increase 11  your labor pains; 12 

with pain you will give birth to children.

You will want to control your husband, 13 

but he will dominate 14  you.”

3:17 But to Adam 15  he said,

Because you obeyed 16  your wife

and ate from the tree about which I commanded you,

‘You must not eat from it,’

cursed is the ground 17  thanks to you; 18 

in painful toil you will eat 19  of it all the days of your life.

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

but you will eat the grain 20  of the field.

3:19 By the sweat of your brow 21  you will eat food

until you return to the ground, 22 

for out of it you were taken;

for you are dust, and to dust you will return.” 23 

3:20 The man 24  named his wife Eve, 25  because 26  she was the mother of all the living. 27  3:21 The Lord God made garments from skin 28  for Adam and his wife, and clothed them. 3:22 And the Lord God said, “Now 29  that the man has become like one of us, 30  knowing 31  good and evil, he must not be allowed 32  to stretch out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” 3:23 So the Lord God expelled him 33  from the orchard in Eden to cultivate the ground from which he had been taken. 3:24 When he drove 34  the man out, he placed on the eastern side 35  of the orchard in Eden angelic sentries 36  who used the flame of a whirling sword 37  to guard the way to the tree of life.

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