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Genesis 3:1-24

The Fall

1Now 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’?”

2The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3but 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“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5“For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

6When 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. 7Then 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.

8Then 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. 9But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”

10He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”

11And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

12The man said, “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 is this you have done?”

The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

14So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,

“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.

15And I will put enmity

between you and the woman,

and between your offspring3:15 Or seed and hers;

he will crush3:15 Or strike your head,

and you will strike his heel.”

16To the woman he said,

“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;

with painful labor you will give birth to children.

Your desire will be for your husband,

and he will rule over you.”

17To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’

“Cursed is the ground because of you;

through painful toil you will eat food from it

all the days of your life.

18It will produce thorns and thistles for you,

and you will eat the plants of the field.

19By 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.”

20Adam3:20 Or The man named his wife Eve,3:20 Eve probably means living. because she would become the mother of all the living.

21The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. 22And 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.” 23So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side3:24 Or placed in front of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 3:1-24

Bɔne A Adam Yɛeɛ Ne Akyire Asɛm

1Na ɔwɔ yɛ ɔdaadaafoɔ wɔ wiram mmoadoma a Awurade Onyankopɔn abɔ wɔn no nyinaa mu. Ɔwɔ no kɔɔ ɔbaa no nkyɛn kɔbisaa no sɛ, “Enti, ɛyɛ ampa ara sɛ, Onyankopɔn se, ‘Monnni turo yi mu aduaba biara?’ ”

2Ɔbaa no buaa ɔwɔ sɛ, “Yɛtumi di nnua a ɛwɔ turo yi mu no so aduaba biara, 3nanso Onyankopɔn kaa sɛ, ‘Ɛnsɛ sɛ yɛdi dua a ɛsi turo no mfimfini no so aduaba, na ɛnsɛ sɛ yɛde yɛn nsa mpo ka, anyɛ saa a, yɛbɛwuwu.’ ”

4Na ɔwɔ no ka kyerɛɛ ɔbaa no sɛ, “Morenwuwu. 5Onyankopɔn nim sɛ, ɛda a mobɛdi no ara pɛ, mo ani bɛba mo ho so, ama moayɛ sɛ Onyankopɔn, na moahunu papa ne bɔne.”

6Ɛberɛ a ɔbaa no hunuu sɛ dua a ɛsi mfimfini no so aba no wɔdi a, ɛbɛyɛ yie, na ɛyɛ akɔnnɔ, na afei ɛte ani no, ɔtee bi diiɛ, de bi ma ne kunu a na ɔne no wɔ hɔ maa ɔno nso diiɛ. 7Wɔdi wieeɛ no, wɔn baanu ani baa wɔn ho so, na wɔhunuu sɛ wɔn nyinaa da adagya. Enti, wɔkekaa nhahan sisii animu de kataa wɔn adagya so.

8Ɛda no anwummerɛ, wɔtee Awurade Onyankopɔn nka sɛ ɔnam turo no mu. Enti, Adam ne ne yere Hawa de wɔn ho kɔsiee nnua a ɛwɔ turo mu hɔ no mu sɛdeɛ Awurade Onyankopɔn renhunu wɔn. 9Enti, Awurade Onyankopɔn frɛɛ Adam bisaa no sɛ, “Mowɔ he?”

10Adam buaa sɛ, “Metee wo nka wɔ turo no mu hɔ, nanso na mesuro, ɛfiri sɛ, na meda adagya enti mekɔtɛeɛ.”

11Na Onyankopɔn bisaa no sɛ, “Hwan na ɔka kyerɛɛ wo sɛ na woda adagya? Gyama dua a meka kyerɛɛ wo sɛ, nni so aba no, woadi nʼaba no bi?”

12Adam kaa sɛ, “Aane. Ɔbaa no a wode no maa me sɛ me ne no ntena no na ɔde aduaba a ɔte firii dua no so no brɛɛ me ma mediiɛ.”

13Enti, Awurade Onyankopɔn bisaa ɔbaa no sɛ, “Ɛdeɛn na woayɛ yi?”

Ɔbaa no buaa sɛ, “Ɔwɔ no na ɔdaadaa me ma mediiɛ.”

14Enti, Awurade Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ ɔwɔ no sɛ, “Esiane saa adeɛ a woayɛ yi enti,

“Wɔadome wo wɔ mmoa nyinaa

ne nkekaboa mu.

Wobɛwea wʼafuru so,

na wo nkwa nna

nyinaa woadi mfuturo.

15Mede ɔtan bɛto

wo ne ɔbaa no

ne wʼasefoɔ ne nʼasefoɔ ntam.

Ɔno na ɔbɛbɔ wo tire,

na wo nso woaka ne nantin.”

16Afei, Awurade Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ ɔbaa no nso sɛ,

“Wobɛte ɔyea pa ara wɔ wʼawoɔ mu;

ɔyea mu na wobɛwo mma.

Yei nyinaa akyiri no,

wʼani bɛgyina wo kunu na ɔbɛdi wo so.”

17Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Adam nso sɛ, “Esiane sɛ wotiee wo yere asɛm, na wodii dua a mehyɛɛ wo sɛ, ‘Nni so aba no’ enti,

“Madome asase,

na ɔbrɛ ne ɔhaw mu na wobɛdidi so

wo nkwa nna nyinaa.

18Ɛbɛfifiri nkasɛɛ ne nkyɛkyerɛ

ama wo na woadi wiram nhahan.

19Wobɛsiam wʼanim fifire

ansa na woanya aduane adi,

kɔsi sɛ wobɛwu akɔ dɔteɛ mu, ɛfiri sɛ,

dɔteɛ no mu na menwonoo wo firiiɛ;

woyɛ dɔteɛ,

na dɔteɛ mu na wobɛsane akɔ.”

20Adam too ne yere no edin Hawa, ɛfiri sɛ, ɔno na ɔbɛyɛ ateasefoɔ nyinaa na.

21Awurade Onyankopɔn de aboa nwoma yɛɛ ntadeɛ maa Adam ne ne yere Hawa de kataa wɔn ho. 22Awurade Onyankopɔn kaa sɛ, “Afei, onipa no abɛyɛ sɛ yɛn ara a, wahunu papa ne bɔne. Ɛnsɛ sɛ yɛma no ɛkwan na ɔtene ne nsa kɔte nkwa dua no so aba no bi die, na ɔtena ase afebɔɔ.” 23Enti, Awurade Onyankopɔn pamoo no firii Eden turo no mu sɛ ɔnkɔyɛ adwuma wɔ asase a, wɔnwonoo no firii mu no so. 24Ɔpamoo onipa no. Na Eden turo no apueeɛ fam hɔ no, ɔde Kerubim ne afena a ɛredɛre twa ne ho fa baabiara no sii hɔ sɛ, ɛnwɛn ɛkwan a ɛkɔ nkwa dua no ho.