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.

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

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