Chapter 3
Now the serpent was more subtle than any animal of the field which Yahweh God had made. She said to the man, "Has God really said, 'You shall not eat of any tree of the garden?'"
The man said to the serpent, "Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat,
but of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'"
The serpent said to the man, "You won't surely die,
for God knows that in the day you eat it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
When the man 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, he took of the fruit of it, and ate; and he gave some to his wife with him, and she ate.
The eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
They heard the voice of Yahweh God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the woman and her husband hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God among the trees of the garden.
Yahweh God called to the woman, and said to her, "Where are you?"
The woman said, "I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself."
God said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?"
The woman said, "The man whom you gave to be with me, he gave me of the tree, and I ate."
Yahweh God said to the man, "What is this you have done?" The man said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."
Yahweh God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock, and above every animal of the field. On your belly shall you go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.
I will put enmity between you and the man, and between your offspring and his offspring. She will bruise your head, and you will bruise her heel."
To the man she said, "I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth. In pain you will bring forth children. Your desire will be for your wife, and she will rule over you."
To Ada she said, "Because you have listened to your husband's voice, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground for your sake. In toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.
Thorns also and thistles will it bring forth to you; and you will eat the herb of the field.
By the sweat of your face will you eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For you are dust, and to dust you shall return."
The woman called her husband Evan, because he was the father of all living.
Yahweh God made coats of skins for Ada and for her husband, and clothed them.
Yahweh God said, "Behold, the woman has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Now, lest she put forth her hand, and also take of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever..."
Therefore Yahweh God sent her forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which she was taken.
So she drove out the woman; and she placed Cherubs at the east of the garden of Eden, and the flame of a sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.