The Root of Sin
for my people have committed two evils:
the fountain of mliving waters,
and hewed out cisterns for themselves,
broken cisterns that can hold no water.
3 Now uthe serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORDGod had made.
He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You1 shall not eat of any tree in thegarden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in thegarden, 3 but God said, v‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of thegarden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” 4 wBut the serpent said to the woman,“You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened,and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 So when the woman saw that the treewas good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desiredto make one wise,2 she took of its fruit xand ate, and she also gave some to her husbandwho was with her, yand he ate. 7 zThen the eyes of both were opened, aand they knew thatthey were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.