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Third Public Reading: B'RE'SHIT (Genesis 2:20 - 3:21)

This TORAH Portion Covers:

Man Names Living Creatures, Ishah (Woman) Created, The First Sin,
The Woman's Curse and The Man's Curse.

Hebrew Bible Modern English Translation King James Bible 1611 Protestant Alternate Hebrew Translations and Commentaries
GE 2:20  And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the bird of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a help to match him. GE 2:20  And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
GE 2:21  And the Lord God made Adam fall into a deep sleep, and he slept; and He took one from his ribs, and closed up the flesh. GE 2:21  And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
GE 2:22  And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her to the man. GE 2:22  And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
GE 2:23  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. GE 2:23  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
GE 2:24  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they shall be one flesh. GE 2:24  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
GE 2:25  And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. GE 2:25  And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
GE 3:1  Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, Has God said, you shall not eat of every tree of the garden? GE 3:1  Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
GE 3:2  And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden; GE 3:2  And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
GE 3:3  But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, you shall not eat of it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die. GE 3:3  But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
GE 3:4  And the serpent said to the woman, surely you shall not die; GE 3:4  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
GE 3:5  For God knows that in the day you eat of it, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. GE 3:5  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.
GE 3:6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit, and ate, and gave also to her husband with her; and he ate. GE 3:6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
GE 3:7  And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. GE 3:7  And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
GE 3:8  And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day; and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. GE 3:8  And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
GE 3:9  And the Lord God called to Adam, and said to him, Where are you? GE 3:9  And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
GE 3:10  And he said, I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. GE 3:10  And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
GE 3:11  And he said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree, which I commanded you that you should not eat? GE 3:11  And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
GE 3:12  And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate. GE 3:12  And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
GE 3:13  And the Lord God said to the woman, What is this that you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I ate. GE 3:13  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 eat.
GE 3:14  And the Lord God said to the serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life; GE 3:14  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:
GE 3:15  And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel. GE 3:15  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 his heel.
GE 3:16  To the woman he said, I will greatly multiply the pain of your child bearing; in sorrow you shall bring forth children; and your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you. GE 3:16  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.
GE 3:17  And to Adam he said, Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it; cursed is the ground for your sake; in sorrow shall you eat of it all the days of your life; GE 3:17  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;
GE 3:18  Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to you; and you shall eat the herb of the field; GE 3:18  Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
GE 3:19  In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return to the ground; for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and to dust shall you return. GE 3:19  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.
GE 3:20  And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. GE 3:20  And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
GE 3:21  For Adam and for his wife the Lord God made coats of skins, and clothed them. GE 3:21  Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

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