Genesis 3:13

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the LORD God said vnto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The Serpent beguiled me, and I did eate.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done? And the woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah God said unto the woman, What is this thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord God said to the woman, What have you done? And the woman said, I was tricked by the deceit of the snake and I took it.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah Elohim said to the woman, What is this thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent deceived me, and I ate.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD God said to the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I ate.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."
- World English Bible

And Jehovah God saith to the woman, `What [is] this thou hast done?' and the woman saith, `The serpent hath caused me to forget -- and I do eat.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD God said unto the woman: 'What is this thou hast done?' And the woman said: 'The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 3:13


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?


Discussion for Genesis 3:13

  • The Snake did it. Sole liability of the serpent. Case Closed. Eve and Adam, Acquitted :) So much for original sin BTW...

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