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II. Man's fall through Satan's corruption 3:1—11:32
A. The first fall — from God's presence to man's conscience 3:1-24
1. The serpent's (Satan's) temptation and man's first fall vv. 1-7
Gen. 3 :1 3:1 Now the 1aserpent was more crafty than any other animal of the field that Jehovah God had made. And he said to the 2woman, 3Did God really say, bYou shall not eat of any tree of the garden?
Gen. 3 :2 3:2 And the woman 1said to the serpent, Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat;
Gen. 3 :3 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, aYou shall not eat of it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.
Gen. 3 :4 3:4 And the serpent said to the woman, aYou shall not surely die!
Gen. 3 :5 3:5 1For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will become alike 2God, knowing good and evil.
Gen. 3 :6 3:6 And when the awoman saw that the tree was good for food and that it was a bdelight to the eyes and that the tree was to be desired to make oneself wise, she 1took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband with her, and he cate.
Gen. 3 :7 3:7 1And the eyes of both of them were aopened, and they 2knew that they were naked; and they sewed 3fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.
2. God dealing with man's first fall vv. 8-24
a. Seeking man vv. 8-13
Gen. 3 :8 3:8 And they heard the 1sound of Jehovah God walking about in the garden in the 2cool of the day, and the man and his wife ahid themselves from the presence of Jehovah God among the trees of the garden.
Gen. 3 :9 3:9 And 1Jehovah God called to the man and said to him, 2Where are you?
Gen. 3 :10 3:10 And he said, I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I am anaked; so I hid myself.
Gen. 3 :11 3:11 And He said, 1Who told you that you are naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?
Gen. 3 :12 3:12 And the man said, The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate.
Gen. 3 :13 3:13 And Jehovah God said to the woman, What is this that you have done? And the woman said, The aserpent deceived me, and I ate.
b. Judging the serpent v. 14
Gen. 3 :14 3:14 And Jehovah God said to the serpent,
Because you have done this,
You are 1cursed more than all the cattle
And more than all the animals of the field:
Upon your 2stomach you will go,
And adust you will eat
All the days of your life.
c. The promise regarding the seed of the woman v. 15
Gen. 3 :15 3:15 And I will put enmity
Between you and the 1woman
And between your 2seed and her 3seed;
He will 4abruise you on the head,
But you will bruise him on the heel.
d. Disciplining man through suffering vv. 16-19
Gen. 3 :16 3:16 To the woman He said,
I will greatly multiply
Your pain in your 1achildbearing;
In pain you will bring forth children.
And your desire will be to your husband,
And he will 1brule over you.
Gen. 3 :17 3:17 And to Adam He said, Because you listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree concerning which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it;
aCursed is the ground because of you;
In 1btoil will you eat of it
All the days of your life.
Gen. 3 :18 3:18 And athorns and thistles will it bring forth for you,
And you will eat the herb of the field;
Gen. 3 :19 3:19 By the sweat of your face
You will eat bread
Until you return to the ground,
Because from it you were taken;
For adust you are,
And bto dust you shall return.
e. Redemption anticipated vv. 20-21
Gen. 3 :20 3:20 And the man called his wife’s name 1Eve, because she was the mother of aall living.
Gen. 3 :21 3:21 And Jehovah God made coats of 1skin for Adam and for his wife and 2aclothed them.
f. Closing the way to the tree of life vv. 22-24
Gen. 3 :22 3:22 And Jehovah God said, Behold, the man has become like one of aUs, knowing good and evil; and now, 1lest he put forth his hand and take also from the btree of life and eat and live forever —
Gen. 3 :23 3:23 Then Jehovah God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to work the aground from which he was taken.
Gen. 3 :24 3:24 So He drove the man out, and at the east of the garden of Eden He placed the 1acherubim and a flaming sword which turned in every direction to guard the way to the btree of life.
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