1 Now the serpent was moreAs Satan can change himself into an angel of light, so did he abuse the wisdom of the serpent to deceive man.subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And heGod allowed Satan to make the serpent his instrument and to speak through him.said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said vnto the serpent, We eate of the fruite of the trees of the garden,
3 But of the fruit of the tree which [is] in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it,In doubting God's warnings she yielded to Satan.lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surelyThis is Satan's chiefest subtilty, to cause us not to fear God's warnings.die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods,As though he said, God forbids you to eat of the fruit, only because he knows that if you eat of it, you will be like him.knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food, and that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make [one] wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and heNot so much to please his wife, as moved by ambition at her persuasion.did eat.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and theyThey began to feel their misery, but they did not seek God for a remedy.knew that they [were] naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wifeThe sinful conscience flees God's presence.hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
9 But the Lord God called to the man, and said vnto him, Where art thou?
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I [was]His hypocrisy appears in that he hid the cause of his nakedness, which was the transgression of God's commandment.naked; and I hid myself.
11 And he saide, Who tolde thee, that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eate?
12 And the man said, The woman whom thouHis wickedness and lack of true repentance appears in this that he blamed God because he had given him a wife.gavest [to be] with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What [is] this [that] thou hast done? And the woman said,Instead of confessing her sin, she increases it by accusing the serpent.The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent,He asked the reason from Adam and his wife, because he would bring them to repentance, but he does not ask the serpent, because he would show him no mercy.Because thou hast done this, thou [art] cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, andAs a vile and contemptible beast, (Isa_65:25).dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
15 And I will put enmity betweenHe chiefly means Satan, by whose action and deceit the serpent deceived the woman.thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thyThat is, the power of sin and death.head, and thou shaltSatan shall sting Christ and his members, but not overcome them.bruise his heel.
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thyThe Lord comforts Adam by the promise of the blessed seed, and also punishes the body for the sin which the soul should have been punished for; that the spirit having conceived hope of forgiveness might live by faith. (1Co_14:34).sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire [shall be] to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it:The transgression of God's commandment was the reason that both mankind and all other creatures were subject to the curse.cursed [is] the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat [of] it all the days of thy life;
18 These are not the natural fruit of the earth, but proceed from the corruption of sin.Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 In the sweate of thy face shalt thou eate bread, till thou returne to the earth: for out of it wast thou taken, because thou art dust, and to dust shalt thou returne.
20 (And the man called his wiues name Heuah, because she was the mother of all liuing)
21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD GodOr, gave them knowledge to make themselves coats.make coats of skins, and clothed them.
22 And the LORD God said,By this derision by reproaches Adam's misery, into which he was fallen by ambition.Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, andAdam deprived of life, lost also the sign of it.take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23 Therefore the Lord God sent him foorth from the garden of Eden, to till ye earth, whence he was taken.
24 Thus he cast out man, and at the East side of the garden of Eden he set the Cherubims, and the blade of a sworde shaken, to keepe the way of the tree of life.