Genesis Chapter 3
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 The serpent deceiueth Eue. 6 Mans shamefull fall. 9 God arraigneth them. 14 The serpent is cursed. 15 The promised Seed. 16 The punishment of Mankind. 21 Their first clothing. 22 Their casting out of Paradise.
The fall of man.
Now the serpent was more subtill then any beast of the field, which the LORD God had made, and he said vnto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of euery tree of the garden?1
And the woman said vnto the serpent, Wee may eate of the fruite of the trees of the garden:
But of the fruit of the tree, which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shal not eate of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
And the Serpent said vnto the woman, Ye shall not surely die.4
For God doeth know, that in the day ye eate thereof, then your eyes shalbee opened: and yee shall bee as Gods, knowing good and euill.
And when the woman saw, that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she tooke of the fruit thereof, and did eate, and gaue also vnto her husband with her, and hee did eate.6
And the eyes of them both were opened, & they knew that they were naked, and they sewed figge leaues together, and made themselues aprons.7
And they heard the voyce of the LORD God, walking in the garden in the coole of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselues from the presence of the LORD God, amongst the trees of the garden.8
And the LORD God called vnto Adam, and said vnto him, Where art thou?
And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden: and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid my selfe.
And he said, Who told thee, that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee, that thou shouldest not eate?
And the man said, The woman whom thou gauest to be with mee, shee gaue me of the tree, and I did eate.
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.
The promised seed.
And the LORD God said vnto the Serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed aboue all cattel, and aboue euery beast of the field: vpon thy belly shalt thou goe, and dust shalt thou eate, all the dayes of thy life.
And I will put enmitie betweene thee and the woman, and betweene thy seed and her seed: it shal bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heele.
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.16
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.
Thornes also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee: and thou shalt eate the herbe of the field.18
In the sweate of thy face shalt thou eate bread, till thou returne vnto the ground: for out of it wast thou taken, for dust thou art, and vnto dust shalt thou returne.
And Adam called his wiues name Eue, because she was the mother of all liuing.20
Unto Adam also, and to his wife, did the LORD God make coates of skinnes, and cloathed them.
¶ And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of vs, to know good & euill. And now lest hee put foorth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eate and liue for euer:
Therefore the LORD God sent him foorth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground, from whence he was taken.
So he droue out the man: and he placed at the East of the garden of Eden, Cherubims, and a flaming sword, which turned euery way, to keepe the way of the tree of life.
Genesis Chapter 3 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Heb. Yea, because, &c.
4 2.Cor. 11 3. 1.tim. 2.14.
6 Heb. a desire. , Ecclus.25 26. 1.tim. 2.14.
7 Or, things to gird about.
8 Heb. wind.
16 Or, subiect to thy husband. , 1.Corin. 14.34.
18 Heb. cause to bud.
20 Heb. Chanah.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania