Inspire Praise Bible - Flipbook - Page 8
“Because you have done this, you are cursed
more than all animals, domestic and wild.
You will crawl on your belly,
groveling in the dust as long as you live.
And I will cause hostility between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and her offspring.
He will strike* your head,
and you will strike his heel.”
16 Then he said to the woman,
“I will sharpen the pain of your pregnancy,
and in pain you will give birth.
And you will desire to control your husband,
but he will rule over you.*”
17 And to the man he said,
“Since you listened to your wife and ate from the tree
whose fruit I commanded you not to eat,
the ground is cursed because of you.
All your life you will struggle to scratch a living from it.
It will grow thorns and thistles for you,
though you will eat of its grains.
By the sweat of your brow
will you have food to eat
until you return to the ground
from which you were made.
For you were made from dust,
and to dust you will return.”
Paradise Lost: God’s Judgment
the man—Adam—named his wife Eve, because she would be the
mother of all who live.* 21 And the Lord God made clothing from animal
skins for Adam and his wife.
22 Then the Lord God said, “Look, the human beings* have become like
us, knowing both good and evil. What if they reach out, take fruit from the
tree of life, and eat it? Then they will live forever!” 23 So the Lord God banished them from the Garden of Eden, and he sent Adam out to cultivate
the ground from which he had been made. 24 After sending them out, the
Lord God stationed mighty cherubim to the east of the Garden of Eden.
And he placed a flaming sword that flashed back and forth to guard the
way to the tree of life.
Cain and Abel
Now Adam* had sexual relations with his wife, Eve, and she became pregnant. When she gave birth to Cain, she said, “With the Lord’s help, I have
produced* a man!” 2Later she gave birth to his brother and named him Abel.
When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain cultivated the
resented some of his
ground. 3 When it was time for the harvest, Cain p
crops as a gift to the Lord. 4 Abel also brought a gift—the best portions of
the firstborn lambs from his flock. The Lord accepted Abel and his gift,
5 but he did not accept Cain and his gift. This made Cain very angry, and
he looked dejected.
3:15 Or bruise; also in 3:15b. 3:16 Or And though you will have desire for your husband, / he will
3:20 Eve sounds like a Hebrew term that means “to give life.” 3:22 Or the man;
rule over you.
4:1a Or the man; also in 4:25. 4:1b Or I have acquired. Cain sounds
Hebrew reads ha-adam.
like a Hebrew term that can mean “produce” or “acquire.”
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