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.
Kuanguka Kwa Mwanadamu
13:1 Ay 1:7; 2:2; 2Kor 11:3; Ufu 12:9; 20:2; Mwa 2:17Basi nyoka alikuwa mwerevu kuliko wanyama wote wa porini ambao Bwana Mungu aliwafanya. Nyoka akamwambia mwanamke, “Ati kweli Mungu alisema, ‘Kamwe msile matunda ya mti wowote wa bustanini’?”
23:2 Mwa 2:16-17Mwanamke akamjibu nyoka, “Tunaweza kula matunda ya miti iliyoko bustanini, 3lakini Mungu alisema, ‘Kamwe msile tunda la mti ulio katikati ya bustani, wala kuugusa, la sivyo mtakufa.’ ”
43:4 Yn 8:44; 2Kor 11:3Lakini nyoka akamwambia mwanamke, “Hakika hamtakufa. 53:5 Mwa 1:26; 14:18-19; Za 7:8; Isa 14:14; Eze 28:2Kwa maana Mungu anajua ya kuwa wakati mtakapoyala, macho yenu yatafumbuliwa, nanyi mtakuwa kama Mungu, mkijua mema na mabaya.”
63:6 Yak 1:14-15; 1Yn 2:16; Hes 30:7-8; Yer 44:15, 19, 24; 2Kor 11:3; 1Tim 2:14Mwanamke alipoona ya kuwa tunda la mti huo lilikuwa zuri kwa chakula na la kupendeza macho, tena linatamanika kwa kujipatia hekima, basi akachuma katika matunda yake, akala, pia akampa mumewe, aliyekuwa pamoja naye, naye akala. 73:7 Mwa 2:25Ndipo macho yao wote wawili yakafumbuliwa, wakajiona kwamba walikuwa uchi; hivyo wakashona majani ya mtini, wakajifunika.
83:8 Law 26:12; Kum 23:14; Ay 13:16; 23:7; 34:22-23; Isa 29:15; Za 139:7-12; Yer 16:17; 23:24; 49:10; Ufu 6:15-16Ndipo yule mwanaume na mkewe, waliposikia sauti ya Bwana Mungu alipokuwa akitembea bustanini jioni, wakajificha kutoka mbele za Bwana Mungu katikati ya miti ya bustani. 93:9 Mwa 4:9; 16:8; 18:9; 1Fal 19:9-13Lakini Bwana Mungu akamwita Adamu, “Uko wapi?”
103:10 Kut 19:16; 20:18; Kum 5:5; Mwa 2:25; 1Sam 12:18Naye akajibu, “Nilikusikia katika bustani nikaogopa kwa sababu nilikuwa uchi, hivyo nikajificha.”
113:11 Mwa 2:17, 25Mungu akamuuliza, “Ni nani aliyekuambia ya kuwa ulikuwa uchi? Je, umekula matunda ya mti niliokuamuru usile?”
123:12 Mwa 2:22Adamu akasema, “Huyu mwanamke uliyenipa awe pamoja nami alinipa sehemu ya tunda kutoka kwenye huo mti, nami nikala.”
133:13 Rum 7:11; 2Kor 11:3; 1Tim 2:14Ndipo Bwana Mungu akamuuliza mwanamke, “Ni nini hili ambalo umelifanya?” Mwanamke akajibu, “Nyoka alinidanganya, nami nikala.”
143:14 Za 72:9; Mik 7:17; Kum 28:15-20; Isa 49:23; 65:25Hivyo Bwana Mungu akamwambia nyoka, “Kwa kuwa umefanya hili,
“Umelaaniwa kuliko wanyama wote
wa kufugwa na wa porini!
Utatambaa kwa tumbo lako
na kula mavumbi
siku zote za maisha yako.
153:15 Yn 8:44; 1Yn 3:8; Mdo 13:10; Mwa 16:11; Amu 13:5; Ebr 2:14; Isa 7:14; 8:3; 9:6; Mt 1:23; Lk 1:31; Gal 4:4; Ufu 12:17; Rum 16:20Nami nitaweka uadui
kati yako na huyo mwanamke,
na kati ya uzao wako na wake,
yeye atakuponda kichwa,
nawe utamuuma kisigino.”
163:16 Za 48:5-6; Isa 13:8; 21:3; 26:17; Yer 4:31; 6:24; Mik 4:9; 1Kor 11:3; Efe 5:22; 1Tim 2:15Kwa mwanamke akasema,
“Nitakuzidishia sana utungu wakati wa kuzaa kwako;
kwa utungu utazaa watoto.
Tamaa yako itakuwa kwa mumeo
173:17 Mwa 2:17; 5:29; 6:13; 8:21; 47:9; 29:32; 31:42; Hes 35:33; Za 66:11; 106:39; 127:2; Isa 24:5; Rum 8:20-22; Isa 54:9; Kut 3:7; Mhu 1:13; 2:23; Ay 5:7; 14:1; Yer 20:18Kwa Adamu akasema, “Kwa sababu umemsikiliza mke wako na ukala kutoka kwenye mti niliokuamuru, ‘Msile tunda lake,’
“Ardhi imelaaniwa kwa sababu yako,
kwa kazi ngumu utakula chakula kitokacho humo
siku zote za maisha yako.
183:18 Za 104:14; Ay 31:40; Isa 5:6; Ebr 6:8Itazaa miiba na mibaruti kwa ajili yako,
nawe utakula mimea ya shambani.
193:19 Mwa 2:7; 14:18; Kum 8:3, 9; 23:4; Rum 1:6; 2:14; 2The 3:10; Ay 7:21; Ebr 9:27; Za 146:4; 104:23; Rut 1:6; 2:14; 1Kor 15:47Kwa jasho la uso wako
utakula chakula chako
hadi utakaporudi ardhini,
kwa kuwa ulitwaliwa kutoka humo,
kwa kuwa wewe u mavumbi
na mavumbini wewe utarudi.”
203:20 Mwa 2:20; 2Kor 11:3; 1Tim 2:13Adamu akamwita mkewe Eva, kwa kuwa atakuwa mama wa wote walio hai.
21Bwana Mungu akawatengenezea Adamu na mkewe mavazi ya ngozi, akawavika. 223:22 Mwa 2:9; 1:26; Ufu 2:7Kisha Bwana Mungu akasema, “Sasa mtu huyu amekuwa kama mmoja wetu, kwa kujua mema na mabaya. Sharti asiruhusiwe kunyoosha mkono wake na kuchuma pia kutoka mti wa uzima akala, naye akaishi milele.” 233:23 Mwa 2:7-8Hivyo Bwana Mungu akamfukuzia mbali kutoka Bustani ya Edeni, akalime ardhi ambamo alitolewa. 243:24 Kut 25:18-22; 1Sam 4:4; 2Sam 6:2; 22:11; 1Fal 6:27; 8:6; 2Fal 19:15; 2Nya 5:8; Za 18:10; 104:4; Isa 27:1; 37:16; Eze 10:1; Mwa 2:9; Ay 40:19Baada ya kumfukuzia mbali Adamu, Mungu akaweka makerubi mashariki ya Bustani ya Edeni, pamoja na upanga wa moto ukimulika huku na huko kulinda njia ya kuuendea mti wa uzima.