Genesis 3


The Fall

1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field
which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman,
Yea, 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 touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the
woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 for God doth know that in the day
ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as
gods, knowing good and evil. 6 And when the woman saw that the
tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a
tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof,
and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did
eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that
they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made
themselves aprons. 8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God
walking in the garden in the cool 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 LORD 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 whom 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, What 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 dust shalt
thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 and I will put enmity between
thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall
bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. 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 to thy
husband, and he shall rule over thee. 17 And unto Adam he said,
Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast
eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt
not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou
eat of it all the days of thy life; 18 thorns also and thistles shall it
bring 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 unto
dust shalt thou return. 20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve;
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
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,
and 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 sword which turned every way, to keep
the way of the tree of life.