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The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate.” Bible

fruit from the tree.” The Hebrew text leaves out the word “fruit.” Adam just said, “she gave to me from the tree,” as if he was so aware and ashamed of his sin that he could not bring himself to say what it was he ate. In our fallen state we naturally have a very acute sense of our faults and failures, and generally don’t like facing them.


Commentary for: Genesis 3:12