17 And he said to the man, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘Do not eat from it’:

The ground is cursed because of you.(A)
You will eat from it by means of painful labor[a]
all the days of your life.

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Footnotes

  1. 3:17 Lit it through pain

Judgment Decreed

When the Lord saw that human wickedness was widespread on the earth and that every inclination of the human mind was nothing but evil all the time,(A)

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11 Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with wickedness.[a] 12 God saw how corrupt the earth was, for every creature had corrupted its way on the earth.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 6:11 Or injustice, also in v. 13

33 “Do not defile the land where you live, for bloodshed defiles the land,(A) and there can be no atonement for the land because of the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of the person who shed it.

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17 Therefore the Lord does not rejoice
over[a] Israel’s young men
and has no compassion
on its fatherless and widows,
for everyone is a godless evildoer,(A)
and every mouth speaks folly.
In all this, his anger has not turned away,
and his hand is still raised to strike.

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Footnotes

  1. 9:17 DSS read not spare

I will send him against a godless nation;
I will command him to go
against a people destined for my rage,
to take spoils, to plunder,(A)
and to trample them down like clay(B) in the streets.

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