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Genesis 3

The serpent deceiveth Eve.

Genesis 3:1 Bvt the serpent was sotyller then all the beastes of the felde (which ye LORDE God had made) and sayde vnto the woman: Yee, hath God sayde indede: Ye shall not eate of all maner trees in the garden? Genesis 3:2 Then sayde the woman vnto the serpent: We eate of the frute of the trees in the garden: Genesis 3:3 But as for the frute of the tre that is in the myddes of the garden, God hath sayde: Eate not ye of it, and touch it not, lest ye dye. Genesis 3:4 Then saide the serpent vnto the woman: Tush, ye shall not dye the death. Genesis 3:5 For God doth knowe, that in what daye so euer ye eate of it, youre eyes shalbe opened, and ye shalbe as God, and knowe both good and euell.

Man's shameful fall,

Genesis 3:6 And the woman sawe that ye tre was good to eate of, and lustye vnto the eyes, and a pleasaunt tre to make wyse, and toke of the frute of it, and ate, and gaue vnto hir husbande also therof, and he ate. Genesis 3:7 Then were the eyes of them both opened, and they perceaued that they were naked, and sowed fygge leaues together, and made them apurns. Genesis 3:8 And they herde the voyce of the LORDE God, which walked in the garden in the coole of the daye. And Adam hyd him self with his wyfe, from the presence of ye LORDE God amonge the trees of the garden.

God arraigneth them.

Genesis 3:9 And ye LORDE God called Adam, and sayde vnto him: Where art thou? Genesis 3:10 And he saide: I herde thy voyce in the garden, and was afrayed, because I am naked, and therfore I hyd my self. Genesis 3:11 And he sayde: who tolde the, that thou art naked? Hast thou not eaten of the tre, wherof I commaunded the, yt thou shuldest not eate? Genesis 3:12 Then sayde Adam: The woman which thou gauest me (to beare me company) gaue me of the tre, and I ate. Genesis 3:13 And the LORDE God sayde vnto the woman: wherfore hast thou done this? The woman sayde: the serpent disceaued me so, that I ate.

The serpent is cursed.

Genesis 3:14 Then sayde the LORDE God vnto the serpent: Because thou hast done this, cursed be thou aboue all catell and aboue all beastes of the felde. Vpon thy bely shalt thou go, & earth shalt thou eate all the dayes of thy life.

The promised seed.

Genesis 3:15 And I wyll put enemyte betwene the and the woman, and betwene yi sede and hir sede. The same shal treade downe thy heade, and thou shalt treade him on the hele.

The punishment of mankind.

Genesis 3:16 And vnto the woman he sayde: I will increase thy sorow, whan thou art with childe: with payne shalt thou beare thy childre, and thy lust shal pertayne vnto yi husbande, and he shal rule the. Genesis 3:17 And vnto Adam he sayde: For so moch as thou hast herkened vnto the voyce of thy wyfe, and hast eaten of the tre, wherof I commaunded the, sayenge: thou shalt not eate of it. Cursed be ye earth for thy sake. With sorowe shalt thou eate therof, all the dayes of thy life. Genesis 3:18 Thornes and thistles shalt it beare vnto the, and thou shalt eate the herbes of the felde. Genesis 3:19 In the sweate of thy face shalt thou eate thy bred, tyll thou be turned agayne vnto earth, whece thou art take: for earth thou art, and vnto earth shalt thou be turned agayne. Genesis 3:20 And Adam called his wyfe Heua, because she is the mother of all lyuynge.

Their first clothing.

Genesis 3:21 And the LORDE God made Adam & his wyfe garmentes of skynnes, & those he put on them.

Their casting out of paradise.

Genesis 3:22 And the LORDE God sayde: lo, Adam is become as it were one of vs, & knoweth good & euell. But now lest he stretch his hande, and take also of the tre of life, and eate, and lyue for euer. Genesis 3:23 Then the LORDE God put him out of the garden of Eden, to tyll ye earth, whece he was take. Genesis 3:24 And he cast Adam out. And before the garden of Eden he set Cherubes, and a naked fyrie swerde, to kepe ye waye vnto the tre of life.

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