Monthly Archives: November, 2008

Genesis 3.20->

The man called his wife’s name ‘Eve’, because she was the mother of all living. And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins, and clothed them.

Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil! And now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever!”- -Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken.

He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden He placed the cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.

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The Human Condition according to Genesis 3.14-19

The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you beyond all cattle; and above all wild animals; upon your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life.

“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.”

To the woman, he said, “I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”

And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I said, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth to you; and you shall eat the plants of the field.

“In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread til you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. You are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

Busted! (Genesis 3.8-13

And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and the wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?”

And he said, “I heard the sound of thee in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; so I hid myself.”

And God said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree which I told you not to eat from?”

The man said, “The woman you gave to keep me company, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.”

Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What have you done?”

The woman said, “The serpent beguiled me, and I ate.”

Genesis 3.1-8

Now the serpent was more subtle than any other wild creature that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden?’ “

And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden; neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’ “

But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing Good and Evil.”

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, and he ate.

Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked, and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons.

Genesis 2.18->

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make a suitable helper for him.”

So out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man, to see what he would call them.

And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field, but for the man there was no helper fit for him.

So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh; and the rib which the Lord God had taken from the man He made into a woman and brought her to the man.

Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘Woman’ because she was taken out of Man.”

Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh.

And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed.