2The woman said to the serpent, “Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat,
3but of the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You must not eat from it, neither must you touch it, lest you die.’”
4The serpent said to the woman, “No! You will not ‘die, yes, die.’
5for God knows that in the day you eat it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
6When 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 its fruit and ate, and she gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.
7The eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked, so they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.
8They heard the sound of Yahweh God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God among the trees of the garden.
9Then Yahweh God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
Cursed is the ground for your sake.
In toil you will eat from it
all the days of your life.
and you will eat the plants of the field.
until you return to the ground,
for out of it you were taken.
For you are dust,
and to dust you will return.”
22Yahweh God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and also take of the tree of life and eat, and live forever–”
23Therefore Yahweh God sent him out from the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.
24So he drove out the man, and he placed the cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden—with the flaming sword that was turning in every direction—to guard the way to the tree of life.