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Genesis (full text from Authorized King James Version of the Bible)#Chapter 3

Genesis 3 is the third chapter in the Book of Genesis.

The story is familiar. Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden. They were naked but not ashamed. They were told not to eat the forbidden fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because if they would they would become mortal.

But a serpent hidden in the tree told Eve they would not die: instead, they would become godly. So Eve ate of the tree and also gave it to Adam. And suddenly their eyes were opened and "they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons."

When God comes back to check upon them, Adam hides. He says to God: "I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself." And God answers "who told thee that thou wast naked?" and inquires if he has eaten from the tree. Adam quickly blames Eve by admitting that it was she who gave the fruit to him "the woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat."

The woman admits to her beguilement by the snake but God cannot be appeased. He punishes them by making them mere mortals. He clothes them with "coats of skins" and expels them from the Garden of Eden.

He punishes the woman Eve extra by giving her the pain of childbirth and making her "desire be to her husband" and for him to rule over her.

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