1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any living thing of the field which Jehovah
God had made. And he said to the woman, Has God indeed said, You shall not eat of
every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden;
3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, You shall
not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.
4 And the serpent said to the woman, You shall not die the death.
5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be as
God, knowing good and evil.
6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the
eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave
to her husband with her, and he ate.
7 And the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and
they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.
8 And they heard the sound of Jehovah God walking around in the garden in the cool of
the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Jehovah God
among the trees of the garden.
9 And Jehovah God called to the man and said to him, Where are you?
10 And he said, I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was
naked; and I hid myself.
11 And He said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of
which I commanded you not to eat?
12 And the man said, The woman whom You gave to be with me, she has given to me of
the tree, and I ate.
13 And Jehovah God said to the woman, What is this you have done? And the woman
said, The serpent deceived me, and I ate.
14 So Jehovah God said to the serpent: Because you have done this, you are cursed
more than all beasts, and more than every living thing of the field; on your belly you shall
go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her
Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.
16 To the woman He said: I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in
pain you shall bring forth children; your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule
17 And to Adam He said, Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have
eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it: Cursed is
the ground for your sake; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life.
18 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, and you shall eat the plants of the
19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it
you have been taken; for dust you are, and to dust you shall return.
20 And the man called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.
21 Also for the man and his wife Jehovah God made tunics of skins, and clothed them.
22 And Jehovah God said, Behold, the man has become as one of Us, to know good and
evil. And now, that he not put forth his hand and take also of the Tree of Life, and eat, and
23 therefore Jehovah God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from
which he was taken.
24 So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the Garden of Eden,
and a flaming sword turning this way and that, to guard the way to the Tree of Life.