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Genesis Chapter 3 Summary

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1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Almighty Creator had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath the Creator said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, the Creator hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

5 For the Creator doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as creators, knowing good and evil.

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.

7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

8 And they heard the voice of the Almighty Creator walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Almighty Creator amongst the trees of the garden.

9 And the Almighty Creator called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

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?

12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

13 And the Almighty Creator said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

14 And the Almighty Creator 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:

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.

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.

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;

18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

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.

20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Almighty Creator make coats of skins, and clothed them.

22 And the Almighty Creator 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:

23 Therefore the Almighty Creator sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

24 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.

Genesis Chapter 3 Summary

Chapter 3 of Genesis marks a climactic moment in the narrative. This chapter introduces the concept of temptation, disobedience, and the consequences that follow. The chapter also introduces the character known as the serpent. The serpent is described as more cunning than any other beast of the field created by the Almighty Creator. This serpent engages the woman in a deceitful conversation.

The serpent challenges the command of the Almighty Creator regarding the tree of knowledge of good and evil. It suggests that eating its fruit would not result in death as the Creator stated. Instead, of death, enlightenment, and make them like creators themselves, knowing good and evil.

The woman, seeing the tree’s appeal — both in its potential for wisdom and its physical beauty — eats its fruit. That wasn’t enough, she shared it with her husband. This act of disobedience opens their eyes in a way they had not known before. They realize their nakedness and hastily cover themselves with fig leaves. This showcases that fig trees were among the trees in the garden.

When the Almighty Creator walks into the garden, Adam and Eve hide.

This act signals the first instance of guilt and fear in humanity. Upon being questioned, Adam blames Eve, and Eve blames the serpent. Their blame game unveils a lack of responsibility and accountability.

The Almighty Creator then pronounces judgment on all three. The serpent is cursed to crawl on its belly and eat dust. The stage is set for eternal enmity between it and humanity. Eve is told that her pain in childbirth will greatly increase. Also, her relationship with her husband will become one based on his desire and dominion. Adam is told that because of his disobedience, the ground is cursed. He will toil and struggle for survival until he returns to the dust from which he was made.

Despite their transgression, the Almighty Creator provides for Adam and Eve.

He makes garments of skins to clothe them, a clear act of compassion and mercy within judgment. However, to prevent them from eating from the Tree of Life and living forever in their fallen state, the Almighty Creator expels them from the Garden of Eden. Cherubim and a flaming sword guarding the way to the Tree of Life ensure their banishment is permanent.

This marks a profound transition in the human condition and relationship with the divine. This chapter is a precursor for the complex dynamics of sin and redemption. It also preludes the human quest for reconciliation with the Almighty Creator.

This is the summary of Genesis chapter 3; Glory to the Creator of all.

The image has been tailored to capture the essence of Genesis chapter 3, focusing on Adam and Eve’s moment of realization in a garden setting, inspired by the lush landscapes of Sub-Saharan Africa. The illustration emphasizes their actions and the surrounding environment, concentrate on the narrative’s core elements. Copyright

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Written by Minister Koko, for BSM

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