Genesis 2:15-17 & 3:1-7
First Sunday in Lent A
2:15 The LordA GodB tookC
the manD and putE him in the gardenF
of EdenG to tillH it and keepI it.
16 And the Lord God commandedJ the man, “You may freely eatK of everyL treeM of the garden,
17 but of the tree of the knowledgeN of goodO and evilP you shall not eat, for in the dayQ that you eat of it you shall die.”R
3:1 Now the serpentS wasT more craftyU
than anyV other wildW animalX that the Lord God had made.Y He said to the woman,Z “AADid God say, ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruitBB of the trees in the garden, 3 but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the middleCC of the garden, nor shall you touchDD it, orEE you shall die.’”
4 But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not die,FF 5 for God knowsGG that when you eat of it your eyesHH will be opened,II and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
6 So when the woman sawJJ that the tree was good for foodKK and that it was a delightLL to the eyes and that the tree was to be desiredMM
to make one wise,NN she took of its fruit and ate, and she alsoOO gavePP some to her husband,QQ who was with her, and he ate.
7 Then the eyes of bothRR were opened, and they knew that they were naked,SS and they sewed fig leavesTT togetherUU and made loinclothsVV for themselves.
Image credit: Detail of the pulpit at St. Mary’s Church by Wit Wisz in Krakow.