Now the snake was the most cunning animal that the Lord God had made. The snake asked the woman, "Did God really tell you not to eat fruit from any tree in the garden?" 12
"We may eat the fruit of any tree in the garden," the woman answered,
"except the tree in the middle of it. God told us not to eat the fruit of that tree or even touch it; if we do, we will die."
The snake replied, "That's not true; you will not die.
God said that because he knows that when you eat it, you will be like God a and know what is good and what is bad." b6
The woman saw how beautiful the tree was and how good its fruit would be to eat, and she thought how wonderful it would be to become wise. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, and he also ate it.