Genesis 3:16

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorowe and thy conception. In sorow thou shalt bring forth children: and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and hee shall rule ouer thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

To the woman He said, "I will greatly multiply Your pain in childbirth, In pain you will bring forth children; Yet your desire will be for your husband, And he will rule over you."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy pain and thy conception; in pain thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

To the woman he said, Great will be your pain in childbirth; in sorrow will your children come to birth; still your desire will be for your husband, but he will be your master.
- Basic English Bible

To the woman he said, I will greatly increase thy travail and thy pregnancy; with pain thou shalt bear children; and to thy husband shall be thy desire, and he shall rule over thee.
- Darby Bible

To 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.
- Webster's Bible

To the woman he said, "I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth. In pain you will bring forth children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you."
- World English Bible

Unto the woman He said, `Multiplying I multiply thy sorrow and thy conception, in sorrow dost thou bear children, and toward thy husband [is] thy desire, and he doth rule over thee.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Unto the woman He said: 'I will greatly multiply thy pain and thy travail; in pain thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 3:16


3:16 We have here the sentence past upon the woman; she is condemned to a state of sorrow and a state of subjection: proper punishments of a sin in which she had gratified her pleasure and her pride. She is here put into a state of sorrow; one particular of which only is instanced in, that in bringing forth children, but it includes all those impressions of grief and fear which the mind of that tender sex is most apt to receive, and all the common calamities which they are liable to. It is God that multiplies our sorrows, I will do it: God, as a righteous Judge, doth it, which ought to silence us under all our sorrows; as many as they are we have deserved them all, and more: nay, God as a tender Father doth it for our necessary correction, that we may be humbled for sin, and weaned from it. She is here put into a state of subjection: the whole sex, which by creation was equal with man, is for sin made inferior.


Discussion for Genesis 3

  • Mary christy
    Thats the reason...why we live with sin....
  • Conseatta Stewart
    All languages were created by God. There was a time when mankind spoke only one language. It wasn't until mankind became too curious about God and heaven. Mankind's decided to build a tower towards heaven. God saw what man was doing, God said mankind should not know everything. So God broke up the languages. Mankind separated to different parts of the world. Read- The Tower of Bibel
  • Dusty
    I. Who recorded these conversations?
    2. Did man talk or were they using sound gestures?.
    3. Did the serpent and man speak the same language.?
    4. Did the serpent leant to talk or did it have innate intelligence.
    5.second greatest story.too far fetched.
  • Norm
    Psalms 104:29 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust. Ecclesiastes 3:20 All go unto one place all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Jeremiah 32:27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?
  • Josephine
    God did not create Animals from dirt
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    We should learn how to obey God than our selfishdesire

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