Genesis 3

1The serpent deceiveth Eve. 6Man's fall. 9God calleth them to account. 14The serpent is cursed, and his overthrow by the seed of the woman foretold. 16The punishment of mankind. 21Their first clothing. 22Their expulsion out of paradise.

1 Now the 1serpent was more 2subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And 3he said unto the woman, aYea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye 1touch it, lest ye die.

4 And the 1serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then 1your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

6 And when the woman 1saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was apleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and 2gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

7 And 1the eyes of them both were opened, 2and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aaprons.

8 And they heard the 1voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the acool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.

9 And the 1Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

12 And the man said, The woman 1whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, 1What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and 1dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

15 And 1I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; 2it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his 3heel.

16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be ato thy husband, and he shall 1rule over thee.

17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, 1of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: 2cursed is the ground for thy sake; 3in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

18 Thorns also and thistles shall it abring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and 1unto dust shalt thou return.

20 And Adam called his wife's name aEve; because she was the mother of all living.

21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

22 ¶ And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, 1and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming 1sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.