Bereshit - Genesis
1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field
which HaShem G-d had made. And he said unto the woman: 'Yea, hath G-d said: Ye
shall not eat of any tree of the garden?'
2 And the woman said unto the serpent: 'Of the fruit of the
trees of the garden we may eat;
3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the
garden, G-d hath said: Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest
4 And the serpent said unto the woman: 'Ye shall not surely
5 for G-d doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your
eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as G-d, knowing good and evil.'
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and
that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make
one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; and she 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; and they sewed fig-leaves together, and made themselves
8 And they heard the voice of HaShem G-d walking in the
garden toward the cool of the day; and the man and his wife hid themselves from
the presence of HaShem G-d amongst the trees of the garden.
9 And HaShem G-d called unto the man, 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 HaShem G-d said unto the woman: 'What is this thou
hast done?' And the woman said: 'The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.'
14 And HaShem G-d said unto the serpent: 'Because thou hast
done this, cursed art thou from among all cattle, and from among all beasts of
the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and
between thy seed and her seed; they shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise
16 Unto the woman He said: 'I will greatly multiply thy pain
and thy travail; in pain 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 toil
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 the man called his wife's name Eve; because she was
the mother of all living.
21 And HaShem G-d made for Adam and for his
wife garments of skins, and clothed them.
22 And HaShem G-d 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 HaShem G-d 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 the cherubim, and the flaming sword which turned every way, to
keep the way to the tree of life.