1在耶和华上帝所造的田野的各种动物中，蛇最狡猾。蛇对女人说：“上帝真的说过不许你们吃园中所有树上的果子吗？” 2女人回答说：“我们可以吃园中树上的果子， 3只是不可以吃园子中间那棵树的果子。上帝曾经吩咐说，‘你们不可吃那果子，也不可摸，否则你们就会死。’” 4蛇对女人说：“你们一定不会死！ 5上帝那样说是因为祂知道你们吃了那树的果子以后，眼睛就会明亮，像上帝一样懂得分辨善恶。” 6女人见那棵树上的果子可口，赏心悦目，可以使人有智慧，就摘下来吃了。她也把果子给跟她在一起的丈夫，他也吃了。 7二人的眼睛果然明亮起来，这才发觉自己原来赤身露体，便把无花果树的叶子编起来遮体。
8傍晚天凉时，夫妇二人听见耶和华上帝在园中行走的声音，就藏在园子的树丛中，想躲开耶和华上帝。 9耶和华上帝呼唤那人说：“你在哪里？” 10那人说：“我听见你在园中行走的声音，就害怕得躲了起来，因为我赤身露体！” 11耶和华上帝问：“谁说你赤身露体？难道你吃了我吩咐你不可吃的果子吗？” 12那人说：“你赐给我作伴的女人摘了那树上的果子给我，我就吃了。” 13耶和华上帝对女人说：“你这做的是什么事？”女人说：“是蛇诱骗我，我才吃的。”
20亚当给他的妻子取名叫夏娃，因为她是众生之母。 21耶和华上帝做了皮衣给他们夫妇穿。 22耶和华上帝说：“看啊，那人已经与我们相似，能分辨善恶。现在，恐怕他会伸手去摘生命树的果子吃，那样他就会永远活着。” 23因此，耶和华上帝就把亚当赶出伊甸园，让他去开垦土地——他的本源。 24上帝赶走了亚当以后，就派遣基路伯天使驻守在伊甸园东边，又用一把旋转的火剑守护在通往生命树的路上。
Adam and Eve Fall Into Sin
1The serpent was more clever than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. The serpent said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat fruit from any tree in the garden’?”
2The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden. 3But God did say, ‘You must not eat the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden. Do not even touch it. If you do, you will die.’ ”
4“You will certainly not die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5“God knows that when you eat fruit from that tree, you will know things you have never known before. Like God, you will be able to tell the difference between good and evil.”
6The woman saw that the tree’s fruit was good to eat and pleasing to look at. She also saw that it would make a person wise. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her. And he ate it. 7Then both of them knew things they had never known before. They realized they were naked. So they sewed together fig leaves and made clothes for themselves.
8Then the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking in the garden. It was during the coolest time of the day. They hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9But the Lord God called out to the man. “Where are you?” he asked.
10“I heard you in the garden,” the man answered. “I was afraid, because I was naked. So I hid.”
11The Lord God said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten fruit from the tree I commanded you not to eat from?”
12The man said, “It’s the fault of the woman you put here with me. She gave me some fruit from the tree. And I ate it.”
13Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What have you done?”
The woman said, “The serpent tricked me. That’s why I ate the fruit.”
14So the Lord God spoke to the serpent. He said, “Because you have done this,
“You are set apart from all livestock
and all wild animals.
I am putting a curse on you.
You will crawl on your belly.
You will eat dust
all the days of your life.
15I will make you and the woman hate each other.
Your children and her children will be enemies.
Her son will crush your head.
And you will bite his heel.”
16The Lord God said to the woman,
“I will increase your pain when you give birth.
You will be in great pain when you have children.
You will long for your husband.
And he will rule over you.”
17The Lord God said to Adam, “You listened to your wife’s suggestion. You ate fruit from the tree I warned you about. I said, ‘You must not eat its fruit.’
“So I am putting a curse on the ground because of what you did.
All the days of your life you will have to work hard.
It will be painful for you to get food from the ground. 18You will eat plants from the field,
even though the ground produces thorns and prickly weeds.
19You will have to work hard and sweat a lot
to produce the food you eat.
You were made out of the ground.
You will return to it when you die.
You are dust,
and you will return to dust.”
20Adam named his wife Eve. She would become the mother of every living person.
21The Lord God made clothes out of animal skins for Adam and his wife to wear. 22The Lord God said, “Just like one of us, the man can now tell the difference between good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out and pick fruit from the tree of life and eat it. If he does, he will live forever.” 23So the Lord God drove the man out of the Garden of Eden. He sent the man to farm the ground he had been made from. 24The Lord God drove him out and then placed angels on the east side of the garden. He also placed there a flaming sword that flashed back and forth. The angels and the sword guarded the way to the tree of life.