And the two were naked both Adam and his wife, and were not
Now the serpent was the most crafty of all the brutes on the
earth, which the Lord God made, and the serpent said to the woman,
Wherefore has God said, Eat not of every tree of the garden?
And the woman said to 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 said Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye
And the serpent said to the woman, [a]
Ye shall not surely die.
For God knew that in whatever day ye should eat of it your eyes
would be opened, and ye would be as gods, knowing good and evil.
And the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was
pleasant to the eyes to look upon and beautiful to contemplate and
having taken of its fruit she ate, and she gave to her husband also
with her, and they ate.
And the eyes of both were opened, and they perceived that they
were naked, and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves
aprons to go round them.
And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in
the afternoon; and both Adam and his wife hid themselves from the face
of the Lord God in the midst of the trees of the garden.
And the Lord God called Adam and said to him, Adam, where art
And he said to him, I heard [b] thy
voice as thou walkedst in the garden, and I feared because I [c] was naked and I hid myself.
And God said to him, Who told thee that thou [d] wast naked, unless thou hast eaten of the
tree concerning which I charged thee of it alone not to eat?
And Adam said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me -- she
gave me of the tree and I ate.
And the Lord God said to the woman, Why hast thou done this? And
the woman said, The serpent deceived me and I ate.
And the Lord God said to the serpent, Because thou hast done this
thou art cursed above all cattle and all the brutes of the earth on
thy breast and belly thou shalt go, and thou shalt eat earth all the
days of thy life.
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman and between thy
seed and her seed, he shall [e] watch
against thy head, and thou shalt [e] watch
against his heel.
And to the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy pains and
thy groanings; in pain thou shalt bring forth children, and thy [f] submission shall be to thy husband, and
he shall rule over thee.
And to Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of
thy wife, and eaten of the tree concerning which I charged thee of it
only not to eat -- of that thou hast eaten, cursed is the
ground in thy labours, in pain shalt thou eat of it all the days of
Thorns 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 thy bread until thou
return to the earth out of which thou wast taken, for earth thou art
and to earth thou shalt return.
And Adam called the name of his wife [g] Life, because she was the mother of all
And the Lord God made for Adam and his wife garments of skin, and
And [h] God said, Behold, Adam is
become as one of us, to know good and evil and now lest at any time he
stretch forth his hand, and take of the tree of life and eat, and
so he shall live for ever --
So the Lord God sent him forth out of the garden of Delight to
cultivate the ground out of which he was taken.
And he cast out Adam and caused him to dwell over against the
garden of Delight, and stationed the cherubs and the fiery sword that
turns about to keep the way of the tree of life.
[a]Gr. ye shall not die by death.
[b]Or, the sound of thee walking.
[e]Gr. keep. Other readings of
the passage are plh&cei and plh&ceij and teirh&sei and teirh&seij. See Parhurst in
[h]Alex. + the Lord.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 18