VIN(i) 1 Now the serpent was craftier 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?" 2 The woman said to the serpent: "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden. 3 '"However, God did say: 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden. You must not touch it, or you will die.'" 4 "You will not die," the serpent said to the woman. 5 "God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened. Then you will be like God, knowing good and evil." 6 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. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened. They realized they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. 8 The man and his wife heard the sound (voice) of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day. They hid from the LORD, among the trees of the garden. 9 But the LORD God called to the man: "Where are you?" 10 He (Adam) 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 Adam said: "The woman you put here with me gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it." 13 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 you are cursed above all the livestock and all the 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 seed and her seed. He will bruise your head and you will bruise his heel. 16 He said to the woman: "I will greatly increase your pains in childbirth; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you." 17 He said to Adam: "Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat of it,' cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. 18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants from the fields. 19 By the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread, until your return to the ground. For from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return." 20 Adam named his wife Eve, 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 the LORD 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 Therefore 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 of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.