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

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Footnotes

  1. 3:17 Lit it through pain

10 You soften it with showers and bless its growth,
soaking its furrows and leveling its ridges.(A)

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I will make it a wasteland.(A)
It will not be pruned or weeded;
thorns and briers will grow up.(B)
I will also give orders to the clouds
that rain should not fall on it.

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