Lectionary Year A
February 21, 1999
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7

Initial Acquaintance/Rough Translation

(AJ) Genesis 3:1-7

1 The serpent was more crafty than any of the living things of the field that the Lord God made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, did God say you shall not eat from any tree of the garden?"
2 And the woman said to the serpent, "From the fruit of the tree of the garden we may eat,
3 but from the fruit of the tree which (is) in the midst of the garden God said 'You (pl) shall not eat from it and you (pl) shall not touch it, or else you will die.'
4 And the serpent said to the woman, "You will certainly not die!
5 for God is knowing (ptc.) that in day you (pl) eat (inf. construct) from it your (pl) eyes will open and you (pl) will become like God, knowing good and evil."
6 And the woman saw that the tree (was) good for food and that it (was) desirable to the eyes, and the tree was desirable (niphal ptc.) to make wise/successful. And she took from its fruit and she ate. And she gave also to her husband with her and he ate.
7 And the eyes of the two of them were opened and they knew that they (were) naked, and they sewed together the leaf of a fig tree and they made for themselves girdles.

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