Genesis 3
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1And the serpent has been cunning above every beast of the field which YHWH God has made, and he says to the woman, “Is it true that God has said, You do not eat from every tree of the garden?” 2And the woman says to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we eat, 3but from the fruit of the tree which [is] in the midst of the garden, God has said, You do not eat of it, nor touch it, lest you die.” 4And the serpent says to the woman, “Dying, you do not die, 5for God knows that in the day of your eating of it—your eyes have been opened, and you have been as God, knowing good and evil.” 6And the woman sees that the tree [is] good for food, and that it [is] pleasant to the eyes, and the tree is desirable to make [one] wise, and she takes from its fruit and eats, and also gives [some] to her husband with her, and he eats; 7and the eyes of them both are opened, and they know that they [are] naked, and they sew fig-leaves, and make girdles for themselves.

8And they hear the sound of YHWH God walking up and down in the garden at the breeze of the day, and the man and his wife hide themselves from the face of YHWH God in the midst of the trees of the garden. 9And YHWH God calls to the man and says to him, “Where [are] you?” 10And he says, “I have heard Your sound in the garden, and I am afraid, for I am naked, and I hide myself.” 11And He says, “Who has declared to you that you [are] naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I have commanded you not to eat?” 12And the man says, “The woman whom You placed with me—she has given to me from the tree, and I eat.” 13And YHWH God says to the woman, “What [is] this you have done?” And the woman says, “The serpent has caused me to forget, and I eat.”

14And YHWH God says to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed [are] you above all the livestock, and above every beast of the field: on your belly you go, and dust you eat, [for] all days of your life;

15and I put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He bruises your head, and you bruise His heel.”

16To the woman He said, “Multiplying I multiply your sorrow and your conception; you will bear children in sorrow, and your desire [is] toward your Man [[or husband]], and He [[or he]] will rule over you.”

17And to the man He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and eat from the tree concerning which I have charged you, saying, You do not eat of it, cursed [is] the ground on your account; in sorrow you eat of it [for] all days of your life,

18and it brings forth thorn and bramble for you, and you have eaten the herb of the field;

19by the sweat of your face you eat bread until your return to the ground, for you have been taken out of it, for dust you [are], and to dust you return.”

20And the man calls his wife’s name Eve, for she has been mother of all living.

21And YHWH God makes coats of skin [for] the man and his wife, and clothes them.

22And YHWH God says, “Behold, the man was as one of Us, as to the knowledge of good and evil; and now, lest he send forth his hand, and has also taken from the Tree of Life, and eaten, and lived for all time.” 23YHWH God sends him forth from the Garden of Eden to serve the ground from which he has been taken; 24indeed, He casts out the man, and causes the cherubim to dwell at the east of the Garden of Eden with the sword of flame whirling around to guard the way of the Tree of Life.

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