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Remembering the Fall of Man

September 28, 2010

Thank you, Scriptures in Use, for challenging me to memorize the great narratives of the Bible.

Genesis 3:1-15 (English Standard Version) From Memory

Now the 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 that you shall not eat of any of the trees of the garden?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden, but God said, ‘Of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden you shall not eat, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that if you eat of it your eyes will be open and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Adam, Eve, and the SnakeSo when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that it was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and she ate it, and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate.

Then the eyes of both were opened and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together to make themselves loincloths. And when they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, the man and his wife hid themselves among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, saying, “Where are you?” And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, and I hid myself.” He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat the fruit of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” And the man said, “The woman that you gave me, she gave me of its fruit, and I ate.” The Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” She said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

Then the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all the beasts of the field. Down on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all of your days. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers, and he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heal.”

One Comment leave one →
  1. Jay & Pat Fisher permalink
    September 29, 2010 3:10 am

    Whew!! You’re setting a high standard with this scripture memory. A good rebuke and reminder to me to hide the word in my heart, not presuming on the convenience of an ever ready Bible. Thanks for the effort to put together such an informative blog. My kids say there is hope for me yet, technologically speaking. In His Strong Grip, Jay

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