Genesis 3:1-5

Genesis 3:1-5

[1] Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God 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, God 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 God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

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What does Genesis 3:1-5 Mean?

Contextual Meaning

As in chapters1,2 , the word of the Lord is very important in chapter3. Here Adam and Eve doubted God"s integrity. This pericope also has something to teach about the acquisition of wisdom. Chapter2anticipated God"s gift of the Promised Land to the original readers, and chapter3anticipates their exile from it. [1]