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1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit 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, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely 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, 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 he did eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they 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 wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. 9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. 11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? 12 And the man said, The woman whom thou 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, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. 14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. 16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy 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: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. 20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. 21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. 22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

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1 angela h = "It is important to remember that God created the serpent/devil/satan, whichever you prefer to call him. Satan actually serves a purpose.Notice in Job chapter 1, Luke 22:31-33, and in 1  Peter 5:8 that he is going about seeking to harm us, but he cannot do anything to us without the permission of God. So why does God allow satan to mess with us? Because when we are tested, when things get bad, we loose unnecessary things and get back to our basic being. We cry out to God.So God uses satan to help us get closer to God. See Romans 8:28"
2 Cary W = "Once a voice in our head questions what we know God has spoken and shown us, if we open our ear and consider the devil's argument against what He said, we will enter into error, doubt, and nakedness of shame.  God said all He made is good; to question that Authority and voice that declares such, only leaves room for error to enter.  Let us just trust His word and creation, like Him, are good, very good indeed."
3 Deena E = "If God gave Adam this command prior to Eve's creation, then it was Adam who told Eve about it. I think this speaks loudly to our present generation. In America, approximately 50% of people who have been married are now divorced. Eve was deceived because she listened to instruction other than her husband's. Then she disobeyed her husband and as a result, the earth suffered. From a woman's perspective, ladies--sometimes we need to sit back. #realtalk"
4 Raymond Huerta = "This is a pun in which the ancient Hebrew writers play on the word 'arum, "cunning," against 'arumim, "naked," of the previous verse in chapter 2.Alter, Robert. "Chapter 3." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
5 Enakshi Ganguly = ""
6 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://www.pbase.com/bmcmorrow/image/115466778"
7 angela h = "Eve doesn't seem surprised that the serpent is talking to her. She just seems to be having a leisurely conversation with the serpent. This makes me wonder just how different this garden was from our world today. "
8 Raymond Huerta = "The first time the serpent speaks it is construed as the beginning of a false statement that is cut off in mid sentence by Eve's ojbection that the ban is not on all the trees of the Garden. Alter, Robert. "Chapter 3." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
9 Enakshi Ganguly = "Interesting perspective on the serpent:"
10 Enakshi Ganguly = ""The serpent is said to be one of God’s creatures, therefore, we must take this creature literally. While it was an actual snake, later revelation informs us that the beast was being used by Satan, who is described as a dragon and serpent (cf. 2 Corinthians 11:3; Revelation 12:9; 20:2)"Source: https://bible.org/seriespage/4-fall-man-genesis-31-24"
11 Raymond Huerta = "Eve then enlarges the divine prohibition by adding a ban on touching to the one on eating, and so perhaps setting herself up to fail: having touched the fruit, and seeing no ill effect, she proceeds to eat it.Alter, Robert. "Chapter 3." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
12 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Likewise Eve had a distorted impression of the severity of God in prohibiting the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. She expressed God’s instruction in these words: “You shall not eat from it or touch it, lest you die” (3:3). But God had said, “But from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you shall surely die” (2:17).While exaggerating the prohibition to the point where even touching the tree was evil, Eve had unconsciously downplayed the judgment of God by omitting the word ‘surely,’ and by failing to report that death would come on the day of the offense. In other words, Eve emphasized God’s severity, but underestimated the fact that judgment would be executed surely and soon."Source: https://bible.org/seriespage/4-fall-man-genesis-31-24"
13 angela h = "Here we see Eve adding to what God had told them. There is no mention of God telling Adam and Eve not to touch the fruit. They were simply instructed not to eat the fruit. Children of God very often have a tendency to add to what God has told them. A prime example would be that you must "Believe in the Lord Jesus" to be saved ....and go to church Sunday morning, Sunday night, Wednesday night, and read your Bible everyday, be baptized, be kind to all, etc....All of those things are good, but to be saved you simply must "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house." (Acts 16:31) Everything else will follow because you believe. (Ephesians 2)"
14 angela h = "This is not the first lie. Back up to the last verse. Eve told the first lie. Since her eyes were not open at this time, she didn't know it was sin. God never told them not to touch the fruit. He only told them not to eat it. See Genesis 2:17"
15 angela h = "The serpent seems to be presenting himself as an example here. As if to say, "Look my eyes are open, I know good and evil, and I haven't died.""
16 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/media/5322/Adam-and-Eve-in-the-Garden-of-Eden-oil-painting"
17 angela h = "There is no record here of Adam protesting at all. She gave it to him and he ate it. "
18 Enakshi Ganguly = ""The woman of folly is boisterous, she is naive, and knows nothing. And she sits at the doorway of her house, on a seat by the high places of the city, calling to those who pass by, who are making their paths straight; ‘Whoever is naive, let him turn in here,’ and to him who lacks understanding she says, ‘stolen water is sweet; and bread eaten in secret is pleasant’ (Proverbs 9:13-17)."Source: https://bible.org/seriespage/4-fall-man-genesis-31-24You can look up Proverbs 9:13-17: https://www.deily.org/bible/kjv/proverbs/9"
19 Raymond Huerta = "Often translated as "lust to the eyes." The first term here, ta'awah, according to the English idiom and local biblical context, as "delight." But ta'awah means that which is intensely desired, appetite, and sometimes lust. Eyes have just been mentioned in the serpent's promise that they will be wondrously opened; now they are linked to intense desire. Once opened they will see nakedness. Alter, Robert. "Chapter 3." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
20 Raymond Huerta = "Also translated as to look at: the verb, lehaskil, as "to make one wise." There is an internal parallelism in the verse, "lust to the eyes...lovely to look at."Alter, Robert. "Chapter 3." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
21 angela h = "They now suddenly realized their sin. They were looking for a way to cover it up."
22 Enakshi Ganguly = ""And so this chapter is vital because it explains the world and society as we observe it today. It informs us of the strategies of Satan in tempting men. It explains the reason for the New Testament passages that restrict women from assuming leadership roles in the church. It challenges us to consider whether or not we continue to ‘fall’ as did Adam and his wife."Source: https://bible.org/seriespage/4-fall-man-genesis-31-24"
23 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Verses 7 and 8 are particularly informative, because they instruct us that sin has its consequences as well as its punishment. God has not yet prescribed any punishment for the sins of Adam and Eve, and yet the consequences are inseparably coupled with the crime. The consequences of sin mentioned here are shame and separation."Source: https://bible.org/seriespage/4-fall-man-genesis-31-24"
24 angela h = "Can you imagine! Their loving Father came to spend time with them. I believe God made time to come see them everyday.They tried to hide because they were ashamed. This is a direct consequence of knowing good and evil. We can never hide from God! See Psalm 139:7-17."
25 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/450289662715351889/"
26 angela h = "I believe God already knew where Adam was. So why did He ask Adam where He was?God wanted to "reason together" with  Adam. See Isaiah 1:18. If God simply hunted Adam down or left him alone, Adam would never have experienced the grace and love that God was extending to him at that time. God calls us to Him, but He never forces us to come. He want us to come of our own free will. This shows His love for us and our love for Him if we accept His invitation. He gives us opportunities to love Him everyday."
27 angela h = "Again, I believe God already knew the answers to these questions. He was allowing Adam a chance to explain himself. I find at times when I question my children, and they hear their own explanations coming out of their very own mouths, then they realize their reasoning is flawed. I think this is what is happening here. But Adam has to go lower still before He comes to an understanding with God. See the next verse."
28 Enakshi Ganguly = ""All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, but the Lord weighs the motives (https://www.deily.org/bible/kjv/proverbs/16).""
29 angela h = "Adam immediately blames God for what Adam himself has done. "well Your the One who gave her to me God". Often, children of God will blame God for their sin and disobedience. We will say things like "Well if my circumstances were different"; "If You'ld only let me make more money, God, then I could afford to tithe"; "If You could just fix my spouse, God, then I could be a better spouse."...etc...God is looking for us to be obedient even when circumstances are against us. He will bless us if we are obedient in the difficult times as well as the pleasant times."
30 Raymond Huerta = "The repeated verb nicely catches the way the first man passes the blame, not only blaming the woman for giving him the fruit but practically blaming God for giving him the woman. She in turn blames the serpent. God's curse, framed in verse, follows the reverse order, from serpent to woman to man.Alter, Robert. "Chapter 3." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
31 angela h = "Just as He did with Adam,  God is giving Eve the opportunity to explain herself. She comes clean, "the serpent manipulated me and I sinned".At that moment she was forgiven. She still had to face the consequences of what she had done, but she had the forgiveness of the Father. "
32 angela h = "The enmity here is not just between the serpent and woman, but her seed and it's seed. This is prophetic of Jesus defeating satan. See Revelation 12:9 and 20:2.Also on a lower level, this is where animals (snakes particularly) are not immediately submissive to humans anymore. Their paradise will not be the same until eternity arrives. See Isaiah 11:1-9."
33 Raymond Huerta = "Although the serpent is by no means "satanic," as in the lens of later Judeo-Christian traditions, the curse records a primal horror on humankind before this slithering, viscous-looking, and poisonous representative of the animal realm. It is the first moment in which a split between man and the rest of the animal kingdom is recorded. Behind it may stand, at a long distance of cultural mediation, Canaanite myths of a primordial sea serpent.Alter, Robert. "Chapter 3." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
34 Sarah R = "Note that this verse says "her seed." "Seed" generally refers to the man's contribution to a child. This foreshadows the fact that Jesus would come from a virgin, who had no seed of man, coming only from the woman. See also Isaiah 7:14, the prophecy of a virgin giving birth."
35 Raymond Huerta = ""He will boot your head and you will bite his heel."The Hebrew uses homonyms, the first verb meaning "to trample," the second, identical in form, probably referring to the hissing sound of the snake before it bites.Alter, Robert. "Chapter 3." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
36 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of Adam’s offense, who is a type of Him who was to come. But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many. And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned; for on the one hand the judgment arose from one transgression resulting in condemnation, but on the other hand the free gift arose from many transgressions resulting in justification. For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ." https://www.deily.org/bible/kjv/romans/5"
37 angela h = "Eve's punishment is mostly emotional.Pregnancy, childbirth, and child-rearing are painful... No doubt about it. They are much more emotional! "thy desire shall be to thy husband"...We will want his position and authority and it isn't ours. We will know a better way (at least in our own minds) but still have to follow our husband's leadership.  "
38 angela h = "Adam's punishment is physical. He now has to labor to provide for his family. Food will no longer just be there for them to eat. He will also have to fight with "thorns and thistles".Thorns and weeds grow much more rapidly than anything we plant. It takes constant attention to keep them from overtaking a garden."
39 Raymond Huerta = "The Masoretic text emphasizes le'adam without the definite article, which would make it mean "to Adam." But since Eve in the parallel curse is still called "the woman," it seems better to assume this phrase to mean "And to the human." Alter, Robert. "Chapter 3." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
40 Enakshi Ganguly = ""This does not in any way imply any inferiority on the part of women. Neither does it justify the restriction of voting rights or withholding equal pay and so on.For those who refuse to submit to the biblical teaching concerning the role of women in the church—that women must not lead or teach men, and not even speak publicly (1 Corinthians 14:33-36; 1 Timothy 2:29-15)—let me say this. The role of women in the church and in marriage is not restricted to Paul’s teaching, nor is it to be viewed as only related to the immoral context of Corinth. It is a biblical doctrine, which has its origin in the third chapter of Genesis."Source: https://bible.org/seriespage/4-fall-man-genesis-31-24"
41 Raymond Huerta = "The noun 'itsavon is the same used for the woman's birth pangs, confirming the lot of painful labor that is to be shared by man and woman. Alter, Robert. "Chapter 3." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
42 Raymond Huerta = "The vista of thorn and thistle is opposed to the luscious vegetation of the garden and already intimates the verdict of banishment that will be cared out in verses 23-24.Alter, Robert. "Chapter 3." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
43 angela h = "God holds to His warning in 2:16-17. He tells them if they eat this fruit they will die. And so they did. See 5:5."
44 Raymond Huerta = "The name "Eve" is probably based on folk etymology or an imaginative playing with sound. The Hebrew here, the phonetic similarity is between hawah, "Eve," and the verbal root hayah, "to live." It has also been proposed that Eve's name conceals different origins, for it sounds suspiciously like the Aramaic word for "serpent." Alter, Robert. "Chapter 3." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
45 angela h = "Here is the first sacrifice. Something had to die to cover their sin. God made the first sacrifice. God made the final sacrifice when Jesus died on the cross to cover our sins."
46 angela h = "The tree of life is seen again in Revelation 22:14. Those who have the right to the tree also may enter in the gates of heaven.Since in John 14:6 Jesus tells us that no one can come to the Father unless they come through Him. And the Father is in heaven (Matthew 6:9). Then we can reason that this tree of life is Jesus Himself.Everyone has an eternity, but only those who partake of the tree of life (Jesus) live for ever. Those who reject Jesus exist in eternal torment."
47 angela h = "God sends Adam and Eve out of the garden. The garden is now being protected by Cherubims. Mankind now being knowledgeable of good and evil (Romans 1), men working to provide for the family (1 Timothy 5:8; 2 Thessalonians 3:10), and women paining over the children and wanting to be the boss (Paul tells us over and over to be submissive, as if we keep forgetting). Jesus is the answer for all. In Matthew 11:28-30 Jesus says "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you; and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. (not bodies) For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.""
48 Raymond Huerta = "This is a reminder that the first man's clayey creatureliness occurs as a kind of refrain in this chapter, first in the act of God's fashioning man, then in God's curse, and now in the banishment. It is a mere thing shaped from clay that has aspired to be like a god.Alter, Robert. "Chapter 3." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
49 Raymond Huerta = "Cherubim is a common feature of ancient Near Eastern mythology, and it shouldn't be confused with the round-cheeked darling of Renaissance iconography. The root of the term means "hybrid" and they are winged beasts, relating to the sky god of the old Canaanite myths. Alter, Robert. "Chapter 3." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."