Genesis 3:1; Genesis 3:4-6; Proverbs 13:13; Jeremiah 8:9; 1 Corinthians 14:37; 1 John 3:4

The Fall

Now uthe serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made.

He said to the woman, Did God actually say, You1 shall not eat of any tree in the garden?


wBut the serpent said to the woman, You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. So 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,1 she took of its fruit xand ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, yand he ate.


13  Whoever jdespises kthe word1 brings destruction on himself,

but he who reveres the commandment2 will be lrewarded.


iThe wise men shall be put to shame;

they shall be dismayed jand taken;

behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord,

so what wisdom is in them?


37 cIf anyone thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that the things I am writing to you are a command of the Lord.


Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; jsin is lawlessness.