Genesis 3:1-24 Reading the Passage

Reverently Heed God’s Word – Genesis 3:1-24

3 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which Jehovah God had made. And he said to the woman, Indeed, has God said, You shall not eat from any tree of the garden? (2) And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; (3) but concerning the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, God has said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, or else you will die. (4) But the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die; (5) for God knows that in the day you eat the fruit of that tree your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be like God, knowing good and evil.

(6) And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired as a means of making one wise, she took of its fruit, and ate it; and she also gave some to her husband with her, and he ate it. (7) Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized that they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. (8) Then they heard the voice of Jehovah God walking in the garden in the cool of the day; and the man and his wife hid themselves among the trees of the garden from the presence of Jehovah God.

(9) And Jehovah God called to the man, and asked, Where are you? (10) And the man said, I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; so I hid myself.

(11) And Jehovah God said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree, the one of which I commanded you not to eat? (12) And the man said, The woman whom you gave me to be with me, she gave me some of the fruit of that tree, and I ate. (13) And Jehovah God said to the woman, What is this you have done? And the woman said, The serpent deceived me, and I ate. (14) And Jehovah God said to the serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursed beyond all cattle, and beyond every beast of the field; upon your belly shall you crawl, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life. (15) And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall crush your head, and you shall bruise his heel. (16) To the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing: in pain you shall give birth to children; and your desire shall be for your husband, but he shall rule over you.

(17) And to Adam he said, Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree, the one of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it; cursed is the ground on account of you; by toil shall you eat the produce of it all the days of your life. (18) Both thorns and thistles shall it produce for you; but you shall eat the plants of the field. (19) By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, until you return to the ground; for out of it were you taken; for you are dust, and unto dust shall you return.

(20) And the man named his wife Eve; because she would become the mother of all living.

(21) And Jehovah God made for Adam and for his wife garments made of skins, and so he clothed them. (22) And Jehovah God said, Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, in order that he does not stretch out his hand, and also take the fruit of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever—(23) therefore Jehovah God banished him from the garden of Eden, causing him to till the ground from which he was taken. (24) So he drove the man out; and he placed the Cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and also a flaming sword which turned in every direction, to guard the way to the tree of life.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.