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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 (Traditional)

創世記 3

始祖犯罪

1在耶和華上帝所造的田野的各種動物中,蛇最狡猾。蛇對女人說:「上帝真的說過不許你們吃園中所有樹上的果子嗎?」 女人回答說:「我們可以吃園中樹上的果子, 只是不可以吃園子中間那棵樹的果子。上帝曾經吩咐說,『你們不可吃那果子,也不可摸,否則你們就會死。』」 蛇對女人說:「你們一定不會死! 上帝那樣說是因為祂知道你們吃了那樹的果子以後,眼睛就會明亮,像上帝一樣懂得分辨善惡。」 女人見那棵樹上的果子可口,賞心悅目,可以使人有智慧,就摘下來吃了。她也把果子給跟她在一起的丈夫,他也吃了。 二人的眼睛果然明亮起來,這才發覺自己原來赤身露體,便把無花果樹的葉子編起來遮體。

傍晚天涼時,夫婦二人聽見耶和華上帝在園中行走的聲音,就藏在園子的樹叢中,想躲開耶和華上帝。 耶和華上帝呼喚那人說:「你在哪裡?」 10 那人說:「我聽見你在園中行走的聲音,就害怕得躲了起來,因為我赤身露體!」 11 耶和華上帝問:「誰說你赤身露體?難道你吃了我吩咐你不可吃的果子嗎?」 12 那人說:「你賜給我作伴的女人摘了那樹上的果子給我,我就吃了。」 13 耶和華上帝對女人說:「你這做的是什麼事?」女人說:「是蛇誘騙我,我才吃的。」

上帝的審判

14 耶和華上帝對蛇說:

「你既然做了這事,
你要比一切的牲畜和野獸受更重的咒詛,
你要用肚子爬行,
一生都要吃塵土。
15 我要使你和女人結仇,
你的後代和女人的後代也要彼此為仇,
女人的後代必傷你的頭,
你必傷他的腳跟。」

16 耶和華上帝對女人說:

「我必大大加重你懷孕的痛苦,
你分娩時必受痛苦。
你必戀慕[a]自己的丈夫,
你的丈夫必管轄你。」

17 耶和華上帝又對亞當說:

「因為你聽從妻子的話,
吃了我吩咐你不可吃的果子,
地必因你而受咒詛。
你必終生艱辛勞苦,
才能吃到地裡出產的食物。
18 地必給你長出荊棘和蒺藜,
你要吃田間長出來的菜蔬。
19 你必汗流滿面,才有飯吃,
一直到你歸回塵土。
因為你是塵土造的,
也必歸回塵土。」

20 亞當給他的妻子取名叫夏娃,因為她是眾生之母。 21 耶和華上帝做了皮衣給他們夫婦穿。 22 耶和華上帝說:「看啊,那人已經與我們相似,能分辨善惡。現在,恐怕他會伸手去摘生命樹的果子吃,那樣他就會永遠活著。」 23 因此,耶和華上帝就把亞當趕出伊甸園,讓他去開墾土地——他的本源。 24 上帝趕走了亞當以後,就派遣基路伯天使駐守在伊甸園東邊,又用一把旋轉的火劍守護在通往生命樹的路上。

Footnotes

  1. 3·16 戀慕」或譯「想控制」。