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.

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  1. Genesis 3:20 Or The man
  2. Genesis 3:20 Eve probably means living.

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