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

(C)“Cursed is the ground for your sake;
(D)In toil you shall eat of it
All the days of your life.
18 Both thorns and thistles it shall [a]bring forth for you,
And (E)you shall eat the herb of the field.
19 (F)In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread
Till you return to the ground,
For out of it you were taken;
(G)For dust you are,
And (H)to dust you shall return.”

20 And Adam called his wife’s name (I)Eve,[b] 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 (J)to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 So (K)He drove out the man; and He placed (L)cherubim (M)at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of (N)life.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 3:18 cause to grow
  2. Genesis 3:20 Lit. Life or Living

17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’;

(A)Cursed is the ground because of you;
(B)With [a]hard labor you shall eat from it
All the days of your life.
18 Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you;
Yet you shall eat the [b]plants of the field;
19 By the sweat of your face
You shall eat bread,
Until you (C)return to the ground,
Because (D)from it you were taken;
For you are dust,
And to dust you shall return.”

20 Now the man named his wife [c](E)Eve, because she was the mother of all the living. 21 And the Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.

22 Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of (F)Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might reach out with his hand, and take fruit also from (G)the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”— 23 therefore the Lord God sent him out of the Garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken. 24 So (H)He drove the man out; and at the (I)east of the Garden of Eden He stationed the (J)cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to (K)the tree of life.

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  1. Genesis 3:17 Or hardship
  2. Genesis 3:18 Lit plant
  3. Genesis 3:20 I.e., living; or life

17 Then to Adam the Lord God said, “Because you have listened [attentively] to the voice of your wife, and have eaten [fruit] from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’;

The ground is [now] under a curse because of you;
In sorrow and toil you shall eat [the fruit] of it
All the days of your life.
18 
“Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you;
And you shall eat the plants of the field.
19 
“By the sweat of your face
You will eat bread
Until you return to the ground,
For from it you were taken;
For you are dust,
And to dust you shall return.”

20 The man named his wife Eve (life spring, life giver), because she was the mother of all the living. 21 The Lord God made tunics of [animal] skins for Adam and his wife and clothed them.

22 And the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit), knowing [how to distinguish between] good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take from the tree of life as well, and eat [its fruit], and live [in this fallen, sinful condition] forever”— 23 therefore the Lord God sent Adam away from the Garden of Eden, to till and cultivate the ground from which he was taken. 24 So God drove the man out; and at the east of the Garden of Eden He [permanently] stationed the [a]cherubim and the sword with the flashing blade which turned round and round [in every direction] to protect and guard the way (entrance, access) to the tree of life.(A)

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  1. Genesis 3:24 Cherubim are ministering angelic beings who avenge assaults on God’s holiness.

17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’(A)

“Cursed(B) is the ground(C) because of you;
    through painful toil(D) you will eat food from it
    all the days of your life.(E)
18 It will produce thorns and thistles(F) for you,
    and you will eat the plants of the field.(G)
19 By the sweat of your brow(H)
    you will eat your food(I)
until you return to the ground,
    since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
    and to dust you will return.”(J)

20 Adam[a] named his wife Eve,[b](K) because she would become the mother of all the living.

21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.(L) 22 And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us,(M) knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life(N) and eat, and live forever.” 23 So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden(O) to work the ground(P) from which he had been taken. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side[c] of the Garden of Eden(Q) cherubim(R) and a flaming sword(S) flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.(T)

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  1. Genesis 3:20 Or The man
  2. Genesis 3:20 Eve probably means living.
  3. Genesis 3:24 Or placed in front

17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

22 And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

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