Genesis 3:17

“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;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And vnto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened vnto the voyce of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commaunded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eate of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake: in sorow shalt thou eate of it all the dayes of thy life.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it'; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you will eat of it All the days of your life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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 toil shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And to Adam he said, Because you gave ear to the voice of your wife and took of the fruit of the tree which I said you were not to take, the earth is cursed on your account; in pain you will get your food from it all your life.
- Basic English Bible

And to Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed be the ground on thy account; with toil shalt thou eat [of] it all the days of thy life;
- Darby Bible

And to Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened to 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;
- Webster's Bible

To Adam he said, "Because you have listened to your wife's voice, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground for your sake. In toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.
- World English Bible

And to the man He said, `Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and dost eat of the tree concerning which I have charged thee, saying, Thou dost not eat of it, cursed [is] the ground on thine account; in sorrow thou dost eat of it all days of thy life,
- Youngs Literal Bible

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 toil shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 3:17


3:17 Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife - He excused the fault, by laying it on his wife, but God doth not admit the excuse; tho' it was her fault to persuade him to eat it, it was his fault to hearken to her. Cursed is the ground for thy sake - And the effect of that curse is, Thorns and thistles shall it bring forth unto thee - The ground or earth, by the sin of man, is made subject to vanity, the several parts of it being not so serviceable to man's comfort and happiness, as they were when they were made. Fruitfulness was its blessing for man's service, #Ge 1:11 |- 29, and now barrenness was its curse for man's punishment.


Discussion for Genesis 3

  • Bruce
    Irene:Snake in Hebrew:Nachash / Snake in Greek:Ophis. Translated as serpent. 8 times in the New Testament,26 times in the Old
  • Irene123
    Gloria - childbirth is part of life; it always has been. I don't understand why you question it.
  • Irene123
    I just got curious about the - serpent. Nowhere in the Bible is the word - snake. So, I th'ot - lots of reptiles crawl on their belly. Eve talked with the serpent so at that time he probably appeared to her as something she could handle in her mind - not 'scary'. satan was the 'Angel of Light' before being cast out - and still is, 2 Cor. 11:14. We do a lot of 'creating' in our minds about things.
  • Irene123
    " ... it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel". The first "it" is Jesus, on the cross, sin (satan) put Him there. When Jesus said, "It is finished" and DIED - then Jesus bruised satan's head. Jesus then had the power to enter hell and get the KEYS. He then could give those keys to Peter (spiritually) when Peter preached Acts 2:38, the 3 keys to salvation.
  • Gloria
    I know that Jesus, is our redemption, our savior, remission for our sins. On verse 16. Is that to do with child birth pain? If so why do we women still go through great sorrow during labor?
    Am I misunderstanding?
  • Steve morrow
    GEN 3:2 AND THE WOMAN SAID UNTO THE SERPENT WE MAY EAT OF THE FRUIT OF THE TREES OF THE GARDEN 3:3 BUT OF THE FRUIT OF THE TREE WHICH IS IN THE MIDST OF THE GARDEN GOD HATH SAID YOU SHALL NOT EAT OF IT NEITHER SHALL YOU TOUCH IT LEST YOU DIE 1 TIMOTHY 2:14 AND ADAM WAS NOT DECEIVED BUT THE WOMAN BEING DECEIVED WAS IN THE TRANSGRESION 2:11 LET THE WOMAN LEARN IN SILENCE WITH ALL SUBJECTION

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