Genesis 3 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The snake was the most intelligent of all the wild animals that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say that you shouldn't eat from any tree in the garden?" 1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?"
2 The woman said to the snake, "We may eat the fruit of the garden's trees 2 The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,
3 but not the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden. God said, ‘Don't eat from it, and don't touch it, or you will die.'" 3 but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.' "
4 The snake said to the woman, "You won't die! 4 "You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman.
5 God knows that on the day you eat from it, you will see clearly and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." 5 "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
6 The woman saw that the tree was beautiful with delicious food and that the tree would provide wisdom, so she took some of its fruit and ate it, and also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
7 Then they both saw clearly and knew that they were naked. So they sewed fig leaves together and made garments for themselves. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
8 During that day's cool evening breeze, they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden; and the man and his wife hid themselves from the LORD God in the middle of the garden's trees. 8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
9 The LORD God called to the man and said to him, "Where are you?" 9 But the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?"
10 The man replied, "I heard your sound in the garden; I was afraid because I was naked, and I hid myself." 10 He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid."
11 He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree, which I commanded you not to eat?" 11 And he said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?"
12 The man said, "The woman you gave me, she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate." 12 The man said, "The woman you put here with me--she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it."
13 The LORD God said to the woman, "What have you done?!" And the woman said, "The snake tricked me, and I ate." 13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."
14 The LORD God said to the snake, "Because you did this, you are the one cursed out of all the farm animals, out of all the wild animals. On your belly you will crawl, and dust you will eat every day of your life. 14 So the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, "Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.
15 I will put contempt between you and the woman, between your offspring and hers. They will strike your head, but you will strike at their heels." 15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel."
16 To the woman he said, "I will make your pregnancy very painful; in pain you will bear children. You will desire your husband, but he will rule over you." 16 To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you."
17 To the man he said, "Because you listened to your wife's voice and you ate from the tree that I commanded, ‘You will not eat from it,'cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you will eat from it every day of your life. 17 To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat of it,' "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.
18 Weeds and thistles will grow for you, even as you eat the field's plants; 18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.
19 by the sweat of your face you will eat bread— until you return to the fertile land, since from it you were taken; you are soil, to the soil you will return." 19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return."
20 The man named his wife Eve because she is the mother of everyone who lives. 20 Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.
21 The LORD God made the man and his wife leather clothes and dressed them. 21 The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.
22 The LORD God said, "The human being has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Now so he doesn't stretch out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat and live forever," 22 And the LORD God said, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever."
23 the LORD God sent him out of the garden of Eden to farm the fertile land from which he was taken. 23 So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.
24 He drove out the human. To the east of the garden of Eden, he stationed winged creatures wielding flaming swords to guard the way to the tree of life. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.