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Genesis 3

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’?”

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but 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.’”

“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

When 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. Then 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.

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

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

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

12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”

13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”

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

14 So 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.
15 And I will put enmity
    between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring[a] and hers;
he will crush[b] your head,
    and you will strike his heel.”

16 To 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.”

17 To 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.
18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
    and you will eat the plants of the field.
19 By 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.”

20 Adam[c] named his wife Eve,[d] because she would become the mother of all the living.

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

Footnotes

  1. Genesis 3:15 Or seed
  2. Genesis 3:15 Or strike
  3. Genesis 3:20 Or The man
  4. Genesis 3:20 Eve probably means living.
  5. Genesis 3:24 Or placed in front

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 3

始祖犯罪

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?” 女人回答说:“我们可以吃园中树上的果子, 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。’” 蛇对女人说:“你们一定不会死! 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。” 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。 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。

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。 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。”

上帝的审判

14 耶和华上帝对蛇说:

“你既然做了这事,
你要比一切的牲畜和野兽受更重的咒诅,
你要用肚子爬行,
一生都要吃尘土。
15 我要使你和女人结仇,
你的后代和女人的后代也要彼此为仇,
女人的后代必伤你的头,
你必伤他的脚跟。”

16 耶和华上帝对女人说:

“我必大大加重你怀孕的痛苦,
你分娩时必受痛苦。
你必恋慕[a]自己的丈夫,
你的丈夫必管辖你。”

17 耶和华上帝又对亚当说:

“因为你听从妻子的话,
吃了我吩咐你不可吃的果子,
地必因你而受咒诅。
你必终生艰辛劳苦,
才能吃到地里出产的食物。
18 地必给你长出荆棘和蒺藜,
你要吃田间长出来的菜蔬。
19 你必汗流满面,才有饭吃,
一直到你归回尘土。
因为你是尘土造的,
也必归回尘土。”

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。

Footnotes

  1. 3:16 恋慕”或译“想控制”。