Genesis 3: Man’s Downfall, and a promise

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I will post this disclaimer on every Chapter of the Bible I post. I do not profess to have good knowledge of Scripture, which is why I am transcribing the Bible here. That said: God bless, and happy reading!

Genesis 3

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”?

And the woman said unto the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

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”.

And the serpent said unto the woman, “Ye shall not surely die:

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”.

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.

And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

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.

And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, “Where art thou”?

And he said “I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

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”?

And the man said, “The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.”

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”.

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 halt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

And I shall 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.”

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.”

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;

Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

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.”

And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

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:”

Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden to till the land from whence he was taken.

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.

Closing thoughts

This is the point in which Humanity reaches its initial downfall. A talking snake deceived mankind into eating a fruit that made them know good and evil.

But there are a few things of note. Before the Serpent had even told Eve that she wouldn’t die if she ate the fruit, She said that if she touched it she’d die. Another thing of note, is that the snake was likely talking to Both as Adam was there with her, and aside from God talking to the Holy Spirit and Jesus, there is no other instance of Plural in dialogue.

This therefore meant that Eve had fallen sway to the deception first, and Adam’s deception was due to him choosing his wife over God. Though, when you think of it, we have this exact same test daily, only; it doesn’t involve a fruit most of the time. Just a simple inquiry in an event we shouldn’t know.

Keep the Serpent and the guy who strikes his head in mind, they will both be important characters later. Especially the guy who strikes his head; he is the main focal point of the entire Bible.

Now, why did God remove them from the Garden of Eden? Simply put, they hadn’t eaten of the tree of life yet at the time, and God didn’t want sinful beings to live forever, just as the fallen angels, so he prevented them from being eternally guilty of sin in life by placing cherubs in the east of the Garden.

It is also likely that Adam and Eve’s descendants were the founders of the Indus Valley civilization as the Garden of Eden stretched from Ethiopia to further east than Iraq, and the fact that they were cast out East from Eden. (Not relevant to the Bible, I know, but it is possible).

For any Scholars of the Holy Scriptures, I would appreciate edification as I go along with this that I don’t lead anyone astray.

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