17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’;

(A)Cursed is the ground because of you;
(B)With [a]hard labor you shall eat from it
All the days of your life.
18 Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you;
Yet you shall eat the [b]plants of the field;
19 By the sweat of your face
You shall eat bread,
Until you (C)return to the ground,
Because (D)from it you were taken;
For you are dust,
And to dust you shall return.”

20 Now the man named his wife [c](E)Eve, because she was the mother of all the living. 21 And the Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.

22 Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of (F)Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might reach out with his hand, and take fruit also from (G)the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”— 23 therefore the Lord God sent him out of the Garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken. 24 So (H)He drove the man out; and at the (I)east of the Garden of Eden He stationed the (J)cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to (K)the tree of life.

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  1. Genesis 3:17 Or hardship
  2. Genesis 3:18 Lit plant
  3. Genesis 3:20 I.e., living; or life

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