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Genesis 3:1–5

THE TEMPTATION AND THE FALL

Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You can’t eat from any tree in the garden’?”x

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit from the trees in the garden. But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, ‘You must not eat it or touch it, or you will die.’ ”y

“No! You will not die,” the serpent said to the woman.z “In fact, God knows that whenM you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God,N knowing good and evil.”

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