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Genesis 3:16–24

16 He said to the woman:

I will intensify your labor pains;

you will bear children with painful effort.f

Your desireg will be for your husband,

yet he will rule over you.

17 And he said to the man, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘Do not eat from it’:

The ground is cursed because of you.h

You will eat from it by means of painful laborB

all the days of your life.

18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,

and you will eat the plants of the field.i

19 You will eat breadC by the sweat of your brow

until you return to the ground,j

since you were taken from it.

For you are dust,

and you will return to dust.”

20 The man named his wife EveD because she was the mother of all the living. 21 The Lord God made clothing from skins for the man and his wife, and he clothed them.

22 The Lord God said, “Since the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil, he must not reach out, take from the tree of life, eat, and live forever.”k 23 So the Lord God sent him away from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. 24 He drove the man out and stationed the cherubim and the flaming, whirling sword east of the garden of Eden to guard the way to the tree of life.l

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