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)

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18 It will produce thorns and thistles(A) for you,
    and you will eat the plants of the field.(B)

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I will make it a wasteland,(A)
    neither pruned nor cultivated,
    and briers and thorns(B) will grow there.
I will command the clouds
    not to rain(C) on it.”

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    I am not angry.
If only there were briers and thorns confronting me!
    I would march against them in battle;
    I would set them all on fire.(A)

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