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And they heard (A)the [a]sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the [b]cool of the day, and Adam and his wife (B)hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”

10 So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, (C)and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.”

11 And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?”

12 Then the man said, (D)“The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.”

13 And the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”

The woman said, (E)“The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

14 So the Lord God said to the serpent:

“Because you have done this,
You are cursed more than all cattle,
And more than every beast of the field;
On your belly you shall go,
And (F)you shall eat dust
All the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between (G)your seed and (H)her Seed;
(I)He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.”

16 To the woman He said:

“I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception;
(J)In pain you shall bring forth children;
(K)Your desire shall be [c]for your husband,
And he shall (L)rule over you.”

17 Then to Adam He said, (M)“Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree (N)of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’:

(O)“Cursed is the ground for your sake;
(P)In toil you shall eat of it
All the days of your life.
18 Both thorns and thistles it shall [d]bring forth for you,
And (Q)you shall eat the herb of the field.
19 (R)In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread
Till you return to the ground,
For out of it you were taken;
(S)For dust you are,
And (T)to dust you shall return.”

20 And Adam called his wife’s name (U)Eve,[e] because she was the mother of all living.

21 Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.

22 Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”— 23 therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden (V)to till the ground from which he was taken.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 3:8 Or voice
  2. Genesis 3:8 Or wind, breeze
  3. Genesis 3:16 Lit. toward
  4. Genesis 3:18 cause to grow
  5. Genesis 3:20 Lit. Life or Living

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