6 | Genesis
Genesis | 6
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his
wife, and they become one flesh.
Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.
Now the serpent was more c rafty 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’?”
The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the t rees in
the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat f ruit from the tree that is
in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ ”
“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman.
“For God k
nows that when you eat from it your eyes will be o
and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for
food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wis
dom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband,
who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were
opened, and they realized they were naked; so they s ewed fig leaves
together and made coverings for themselves.
Then the man and his wife h
eard 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 a mong the t rees of the garden. But the Lord God
called to the man, “Where are you?”
He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid be
cause I was naked; so I hid.”
And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you
eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”
The man said, “The woman you put here with me — she gave
me some f ruit from the tree, and I ate it.”
Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done
“Cursed are you above all livestock
and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
and you will eat dust
all the days of your life.