Genesis 3:10

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden: and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid my selfe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He said, "I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, Hearing your voice in the garden I was full of fear, because I was without clothing: and I kept myself from your eyes.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I feared, because I am naked; and I hid myself.
- Darby Bible

And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden: and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
- Webster's Bible

The man said, "I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself."
- World English Bible

and he saith, `Thy sound I have heard in the garden, and I am afraid, for I am naked, and I hide myself.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said: 'I heard Thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 3:10


3:10 I heard thy voice in the garden: and I was afraid - Adam was afraid because he was naked; not only unarmed, and therefore afraid to contend with God, but unclothed and therefore afraid so much as to appear before him.


Discussion for Genesis 3

  • Donna Cromb
    Insight and disciple, u bring up some good points that sin is making a choice to disobey God, to willfully turn from God, and sin is death in a spiritual sense. I never understood that and my father said it's just a story. I don't think so any longer. God is saying how we were separated from Him by Adam's sin, how we lost the garden of Eden. And it was not all Eve, Adam made a choice.
  • A disciple
    Hi Cynthia; That is a very interesting point you bring up. Going over the whole thing we can see that neither the man nor his wife actually said they were sorry; but the LORD didn't hammer on it, and released them anyway to live the rest of their lives under toil and sorrow until they died; upon the Word of the Saviour the Seed of the woman to come, to break the serpent's head by His own bruising.
  • Cynthia
    All I can say is that women tend to love flattery so it could be that Eve caved to the guile of satan or rather Satan played on her naivety, luring her into a false sense than she would become as wise as God.
  • Karyssa
    Adem really loved eve and nothing can split them apart
  • A disciple
    Insight; Paul never said that Adam was innocent; Adam caused an alienated from God sin-nature and death to pass to all men; that is not innocence! The woman being deceived was in transgression; and the man hearkened to the voice of his wife, and disobeyed the LORD God. When sin conceived, they knew that they were naked, and ran to hide in shame; afraid of the holy voice of God. So we all must die.
  • Insight777
    Explain how Adam is innocent of sin. I do not see that. No matter how I view this, Adam knew he was not supposed to eat yet he willfully chose to turn against his Lord God. Some think it was because he loved Eve more than God. Adam wanted to do as he pleased without restrictions. Paul says Adam is without sin but Eve should be punished for sin. How is that righteous, male sin is not sin?

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