Genesis 3:8-13

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 But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?”
10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”
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 put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”
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.”

Genesis 3:8-13 Meaning and Commentary


In this chapter an account is given of the temptation of our first parents, of the instrument of it, and of their fall into it, and of the effect of it, Ge 3:1-7 their summons upon it to appear before God, against whom they had sinned, Ge 3:8-10 their examination by him, and the excuses they made, Ge 3:11-13 the various sentences passed of the serpent, the woman, and the man, Ge 3:14-19 some incidental things recorded, expressive of faith and hope in man, and of favour to him, Ge 3:20,21 and his expulsion from the garden of Eden, Ge 3:22-24.

Cross References 9

  • 1. Leviticus 26:12; Deuteronomy 23:14
  • 2. Job 13:16; Job 23:7; Job 31:33; Job 34:22,23; Psalms 5:5; Psalms 139:7-12; Isaiah 29:15; Jeremiah 16:17; Jeremiah 23:24; Jeremiah 49:10; Revelation 6:15-16
  • 3. Genesis 4:9; Genesis 16:8; Genesis 18:9; 1 Kings 19:9,13
  • 4. Exodus 19:16; Exodus 20:18; Deuteronomy 5:5; 1 Samuel 12:18
  • 5. Genesis 2:25
  • 6. Genesis 2:25
  • 7. S Genesis 2:17
  • 8. Genesis 2:22
  • 9. Romans 7:11; 2 Corinthians 11:3; 1 Timothy 2:14
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