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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.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 3:1-24

Bɔne A Adam Yɛe Ne Akyi Asɛm

1Na ɔwɔ yɛ ɔdaadaafo wɔ wuram mmoadoma a Awurade Nyankopɔn abɔ wɔn no nyinaa mu. Ɔwɔ no kɔɔ ɔbea no nkyɛn kobisaa no se, “Enti ɛyɛ ampa ara sɛ, Onyankopɔn se, ‘Munnni turo yi mu aduaba biara?’ ”

2Ɔbea no buaa ɔwɔ se, “Yetumi di nnua a ɛwɔ turo yi mu no so aduaba biara, 3nanso Onyankopɔn kae se, ‘Ɛnsɛ sɛ yedi dua a esi turo no mfimfini no so aduaba, na ɛnsɛ sɛ yɛde yɛn nsa mpo ka, anyɛ saa a yebewu.’ ”

4Na ɔwɔ no ka kyerɛɛ ɔbea no se, “Morenwuwu. 5Mmom, Onyankopɔn nim sɛ, da a mubedi no ara pɛ, mo ani bɛba mo ho so, ama moayɛ sɛ Onyankopɔn, na moahu papa ne bɔne.”

6Bere a ɔbea no huu sɛ dua a esi mfimfini no so aba no wodi a, ɛbɛyɛ yie, na ɛyɛ akɔnnɔ, na afei ɛtew ani no, ɔtew bi dii, de bi maa ne kunu a na ɔne no wɔ hɔ no, maa ɔno nso dii. 7Wodi wiee no, wɔn baanu ani baa wɔn ho so, na wohuu sɛ wɔn nyinaa da adagyaw. Enti wɔkekaa nhaban sisii anim, de kataa wɔn adagyaw so.

8Da no anwummere, wɔtee Awurade Nyankopɔn nka sɛ ɔnam turo no mu; enti Adam ne ne yere Hawa de wɔn ho kosiee nnua a ɛwɔ turo mu hɔ no mu sɛnea Awurade Nyankopɔn renhu wɔn. 9Na Awurade Nyankopɔn frɛɛ Adam bisaa no se, “Mowɔ he?”

10Adam buae se, “Metee wo nka wɔ turo no mu hɔ, nanso na misuro, efisɛ na meda adagyaw nti mekɔtɛwee.”

11Na Onyankopɔn bisaa no se, “Hena na ɔka kyerɛɛ wo se na woda adagyaw? Woadi dua a meka kyerɛɛ wo se nni so aba no bi ana?”

12Adam kae se, “Yiw, nanso ɔbea no a wode no maa me sɛ me ne no ntena no na ɔde aduaba a ɔtew fii dua no so no brɛɛ me maa midii.”

13Enti Awurade Nyankopɔn bisaa ɔbea no se, “Dɛn na woayɛ yi?”

Ɔbea no buae se, “Ɔwɔ no na ɔdaadaa me ma midii.”

14Enti Awurade Nyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ ɔwɔ no se, “Esiane saa ade a woayɛ yi nti,

“Wɔadome wo wɔ mmoa

nyinaa ne nkekaboa mu.

Wobɛwea wʼafuru so,

na wo nkwanna

nyinaa woadi mfutuma.

15Mede ɔtan bɛto

wo ne ɔbea no

ne wʼasefo ne nʼasefo ntam.

Ɔno na ɔbɛbɔ wo ti,

na wo nso woaka ne nantin.”

16Afei, Awurade Nyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ ɔbea no nso se,

“Wobɛte ɔyaw pa ara wɔ wʼawo mu;

ɔyaw mu na wobɛwo mma.

Eyi nyinaa akyi no,

wʼani begyina wo kunu na obedi wo so.”

17Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Adam nso se, “Esiane sɛ wutiee wo yere asɛm, na wudii dua a mehyɛɛ wo se, ‘nni so aba no’ nti,

“Madome asase,

na ɔbrɛ ne ɔhaw mu na wubedidi so

wo nkwanna nyinaa.

18Ebefifi nsɔe ne nkyɛkyerɛ

ama wo na woadi wuram nhaban.

19Wubesiam wʼanim fifiri

ansa na woanya aduan adi,

kosi sɛ wubewu akɔ dɔte mu,

efisɛ dɔte no mu na menwen wo fii;

woyɛ dɔte,

na dɔte mu na wobɛsan akɔ.”

20Adam too ne yere no din Hawa, efisɛ ɔno na ɔbɛyɛ ateasefo nyinaa na.

21Awurade Nyankopɔn de aboa nhoma yɛɛ ntade maa Adam ne ne yere Hawa de kataa wɔn ho. 22Awurade Nyankopɔn kae se, “Afei, onipa no abɛyɛ sɛ yɛn ara a, wahu papa ne bɔne. Ɛnsɛ sɛ yɛma no kwan na ɔteɛ ne nsa kɔtew nkwa dua no so aba no bi di, na ɔtena ase afebɔɔ.” 23Enti Awurade Nyankopɔn pam no fii Eden turo no mu sɛ ɔnkɔyɛ adwuma wɔ asase a wɔnwenee no fii mu no so. 24Ɔpam onipa no, ɔde Kerubim ne afoa a ɛdɛw twaa ne ho fa baabiara no sii Eden turo no apuei fam sɛ ɛnwɛn ɔkwan a ɛkɔ nkwa dua no ho no.