3:7 naked. Nakedness in the Old Testament suggests weakness, need, and humiliation (Deut. 28:48; Job 1:21; Is. 58:7). The Hebrew word for “naked” sounds like the Hebrew for “crafty” in 3:1. The intimacy of marriage is shattered (cf. 2:21, 24 and notes); trust is replaced by distrust. The first experience of guilt was expressed in terms of an awareness of nakedness. Redemption is linked to God’s providing a covering for human sin (v. 21 and notes; cf. Ex. 25:17 note).