The Fall of Man1 But the serpent was most skilled of all the wild beasts, of the ones upon the earth whom [3made 1the lord 2God]. And [3said 1the 2serpent] to the woman, For why said God, No way should you eat from all of a tree of the paradise? 2 And [3said 1the 2woman], From fruit of the tree of the paradise we shall eat; 3 but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the paradise, God said, Eat not from it, nor touch it! that you should not die. 4 And [3said 1the 2serpent] to the woman, Not to death will you die. 5 [3knows 1For 2God] that in which ever day you should eat of it, [3will be opened wide 1your 2eyes], and you will be as gods, knowing good and evil. 6 And [3beheld 1the 2woman] that [3is good 1the 2tree] for food, and that it is pleasing to the eyes to behold, and is beautiful for contemplating. And having taken the fruit of it, she ate, and she gave also to her husband with her, and they ate. 7 And [5were opened wide 1the 2eyes 3of the 4two], and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed leaves of a fig-tree, and made to themselves loincloths. 8 And they heard the voice of the lord God walking in the paradise at dusk. And [5hid 1both 2Adam 3and 4his wife] from the face of the lord God in the midst of the tree of the paradise. 9 And God called Adam, and said to him, Adam, Where are you? 10 And he said to him, [2your voice 1I heard] while walking in the paradise, and I feared, for I am naked, and I hid. 11 And [2said 3to him 1God], Who announced to you that you are naked, unless from the tree of which I gave charge to you, saying, This alone you are not to eat from it -- you ate. 12 And Adam said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave to me from the tree, and I ate. 13 And [3said 1the lord 2God] to the woman, What is this you did? And [3said 1the 2woman], The serpent deceived me, and I ate. 14 And [3said 1the lord 2God] to the serpent, Because you did this, accursed are you from all the cattle, and from all the wild beasts of the ones upon the earth. Upon your breast and belly you shall go, and earth you shall eat all the days of your life. 15 And [2hatred 1I will put] between you and between the woman; and between your seed and between her seed. He will give heed to your head, and you will give heed to his heel. 16 And to the woman he said, In multiplying I will multiply your distresses, and your moanings. In distresses you will bear children, and to your husband your submission, and he will dominate you. 17 And to Adam he said, Because you hearkened to the voice of your wife, and ate from the tree of which I gave charge to you, saying, This alone you are not to eat from it -- and you ate; accursed is the land among your works; in distresses you will eat it all the days of your life. 18 Thorn-bushes and thistles will rise to you, and you will eat the grass of the field. 19 By sweat of your face you will eat your bread, until the returning you into the earth from out of which you were taken. For earth you are and unto earth you will go. 20 And Adam called the name of his wife, Zoe, for she was mother of all the living. 21 And [3made 1the lord 2God] to Adam and his wife garments of skins, and he clothed them. 22 And God said, Behold, Adam has become as one of us, to know good and evil. And now, lest at any time he might stretch out the hand, and should take from the tree of life, and should eat, and will live into the eon -- 23 that [3ejected 4him 1the lord 2God] from the paradise of the delicacy, to work the earth from which he was taken. 24 And he cast out Adam, and settled him before the paradise of the delicacy, and ordered the cherubim, and the flaming [2broadsword 1turning], to guard the way of the tree of life.
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