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- Now the serpent was the most subtil of all the beasts which
the LORD God had made upon the earth. And the serpent
said unto the woman, Wherefore hath God
said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the paradise?
- And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of
the trees of the paradise:
- But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the paradise,
God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest
- And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
- For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes
shall be opened, and ye shall 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 apprehend,
and taking of the fruit thereof, she did eat, and gave also unto
her husband with her; and they did eat.
- And the eyes of the twain were opened, and they knew that they
were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves
- And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in
the latter part of the day: and they
hid themselves, both
Adam and his wife,
from the face of the LORD God amidst the trees of the garden.
- And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Adam, where art
- And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid,
because I was naked; and I hid myself.
- And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou
eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not
- And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she
gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
- And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou
hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did
- And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done
this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the
field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the
days of thy life:
- And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between
thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise
- Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and
thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy
desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
- And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the
voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded
thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy
sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
- Thorns also 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 bread, till thou return
unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and
unto dust shalt thou return.
- And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother
of all living.
- Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of
skins, and clothed them.
- And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us,
to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take
also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
- Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden,
to till the ground from whence he was taken.
- So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden
of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep
the way of the tree of life.
- General: The Curse on the Ground:
"Man is earth in
a suffering state, for the formation of Adam was
from the face of the earth," [Barnabas 6:9].
Orthodox Library, St. Hypatius of Tripoli, 2006.
Have mercy, O Lord, upon Thy servants
the scribe John, the priest John, the people of Boston,
and the parishioners of the temple of Saint Andrew in Lubbock.
THE END, AND TO GOD BE THE GLORY!