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Commentaries for Genesis Chapter 3

The serpent deceives Eve.

Satan assaulted our first parents, to draw them to sin, and the temptation proved fatal to them...
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Adam and Eve transgress the Divine command, and fall into sin and misery.

Observe the steps of the transgression: not steps upward, but downward toward the pit...
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God calls upon Adam and Eve to answer.

Observe the startling question, Adam, where art thou? Those who by sin go astray from God, should seriously consider where they are; they are afar off from all good, in the midst of their enemies, in bondage to Satan, and in the high road to utter ruin...
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The serpent cursed, The promised Seed.

God passes sentence; and he begins where the sin began, with the serpent...
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The punishment of mankind.

The woman, for her sin, is condemned to a state of sorrow, and of subjection; proper punishments of that sin, in which she had sought to gratify the desire of her eye, and of the flesh, and her pride...
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The first clothing of mankind.

God named the man, and called him Adam, which signifies red earth; Adam named the woman, and called her Eve, that is, life...
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Adam and Eve are driven out from paradise.

God bid man go out; told him he should no longer occupy and enjoy that garden: but man liked the place, and was unwilling to leave it, therefore God made him go out...
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