Genesis 3:12

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 3:12

And the man said, The woman whom thou gauest to be with mee, shee gaue me of the tree, and I did eate.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The man said, "The woman whom You gave {to be} with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me the fruit of the tree and I took it.
- Basic English Bible

And Man said, The woman, whom thou hast given [to be] with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.
- Darby Bible

And the man said, The woman, whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.
- Webster's Bible

The man said, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate."
- World English Bible

and the man saith, `The woman whom Thou didst place with me -- she hath given to me of the tree -- and I do eat.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the man said: 'The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 3:12

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 3:12


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.

3:11 Who told thee that thou wast naked? - That is, how camest thou to be sensible of thy nakedness as thy shame? Hast thou eaten of the tree? - Tho' God knows all our sins, yet he will know them from us, and requires from us an ingenuous confession of them, not that he may be informed, but that we may be humbled. Whereof I commanded thee not to eat of it, I thy maker, I thy master, I thy benefactor, I commanded thee to the contrary. Sin appears most plain and most sinful in the glass of the commandment.

3:13 What is this that thou hast done? - Wilt thou own thy fault? Neither of them does this fully. Adam lays all the blame upon his wife: She gave me of the tree - Nay, he not only lays the blame upon his wife, but tacitly on God himself. The woman thou gavest me, and gavest to be with me as my companion, she gave me of the tree. Eve lays all the blame upon the serpent; the serpent beguiled me. The prisoners being found guilty by their own confession, besides the infallible knowledge of the Judge, and nothing material being offered in arrest of judgment, God immediately proceeds to pass sentence, and in these verses he begins (where the sin began) with the serpent. God did not examine the serpent, nor ask him what he had done, but immediately sentenced him, (1.) Because he was already convicted of rebellion against God. (2.) Because he was to be for ever excluded from pardon; and why should any thing be said to convince and humble him, who was to find no place for repentance?

3:14 To testify a displeasure against sin, God fastens a curse upon the serpent, Thou art cursed above all cattle - Even the creeping things, when God made them, were blessed of him, #Ge 1:22|, but sin turned the blessing into a curse. Upon thy belly shalt thou go - No longer upon feet, or half erect, but thou shalt crawl along, thy belly cleaving to the earth. Dust thou shalt eat - Which signifies a base and despicable condition.


Discussion for Genesis 3:12

  • SISTER KATE on Genesis 3:12
    INSTEAD OF ADAM TO ADMIT HIS FAULT AND REPENT FROM HIS SIN HE WAS BLAMING GOD FOR GIVING HIM A WIFE .WHEN WE SIN WE SHOULD NOT BLAME GOD WE SHOULD ASK GOD FOR FORGIVENES AND REPENT
  • Rose on Genesis 3:12
    Adam, oh Adam, no accountability for his action, blames the woman, and place the blame also with God. "Thou woman which whom you gaveth to me" cause me to eat of this tree. Accountability is a must here.


 

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