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Genesis 3

Overview

Genesis 3:1, The serpent deceives Eve; Genesis 3:6, Both she and Adam transgress the divine command, and fall into sin and misery; Genesis 3:8, God arraigns them; Genesis 3:14, The serpent is cursed; Genesis 3:15, The promised seed; Genesis 3:16, The punishment of mankind; Genesis 3:21, Their first clothing; Genesis 3:22, Their expulsion from paradise.

Verse 1

Now: Genesis 3:13-15, Isaiah 27:1, Matthew 10:16, 2 Corinthians 11:3, 2 Corinthians 11:14, Revelation 12:9, Revelation 20:2

serpent: The Samaritan copy, instead of nachash, "a serpent," reads cachash, "a liar or deceiver," read John 8:44.

he said: Numbers 22:28, Numbers 22:29, Ecclesiastes 4:10, 1 Peter 3:7

Yea, hath: Heb. Yea, because, etc

hath: Matthew 4:3, Matthew 4:6, Matthew 4:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:16 - thou mayest freely eat Genesis 2:17 - of the tree Genesis 3:14 - thou art Genesis 16:2 - hearkened Judges 14:15 - Entice 2 Samuel 13:3 - Shimeah 1 Kings 13:16 - General Psalms 104:25 - beasts Proverbs 7:10 - subtle Proverbs 16:28 - a whisperer Matthew 16:23 - Get Matthew 26:4 - by Luke 16:8 - done Acts 19:15 - General Acts 28:4 - beast James 3:15 - devilish

Verse 2

serpent: Psalms 58:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:16 - thou mayest freely eat

Verse 3

But: Genesis 2:16, Genesis 2:17

touch: Genesis 20:6, Exodus 19:12, Exodus 19:13, 1 Chronicles 16:22, Job 1:11, Job 2:5, Job 19:21, 1 Corinthians 7:1, 2 Corinthians 6:17, Colossians 2:21

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:9 - tree of knowledge Numbers 17:13 - any thing Ezekiel 3:18 - I say John 8:44 - He was 1 Timothy 4:1 - seducing

Verse 4

serpent: John 8:44

Ye: Genesis 3:13, Deuteronomy 29:19, 2 Kings 1:4, 2 Kings 1:6, 2 Kings 1:16, 2 Kings 8:10, Psalms 10:11, 2 Corinthians 2:11, 2 Corinthians 11:3, 1 Timothy 2:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:17 - surely 1 Kings 13:18 - But 2 Chronicles 18:21 - a lying spirit Ezekiel 3:18 - I say Ezekiel 13:22 - by promising him life Ezekiel 33:8 - O wicked Mark 8:33 - Get James 3:6 - a world Revelation 12:9 - that

Verse 5

God: Exodus 20:7, 1 Kings 22:6, Jeremiah 14:13, Jeremiah 14:14, Jeremiah 28:2, Jeremiah 28:3, Ezekiel 13:2-6, Ezekiel 13:22, 2 Corinthians 11:3, 2 Corinthians 11:13-15

your: Genesis 3:7, Genesis 3:10, Matthew 6:23, Acts 26:18

as gods: Exodus 5:2, 2 Chronicles 32:15, Psalms 12:4, Ezekiel 28:2, Ezekiel 28:9, Ezekiel 29:3, Daniel 4:30, Daniel 6:7, Acts 12:22, Acts 12:23, 2 Corinthians 4:4, 2 Thessalonians 2:4, Revelation 13:4, Revelation 13:14

knowing: Genesis 3:22, Genesis 2:17

Reciprocal: Judges 3:2 - might know 1 Samuel 28:10 - sware 2 Samuel 14:20 - to know 1 Kings 13:18 - But 2 Chronicles 18:21 - a lying spirit Ecclesiastes 7:23 - I said Isaiah 14:14 - I will be Daniel 11:37 - regard John 8:44 - When Colossians 2:23 - a show Hebrews 5:14 - to discern

Verse 6

saw: Joshua 7:21, Judges 16:1, Judges 16:2

pleasant: Heb. a desire, Ezekiel 24:16, Ezekiel 24:21, Ezekiel 24:25

to the eyes: Genesis 6:2, Genesis 39:7, Joshua 7:21, 2 Samuel 11:2, Job 31:1, Matthew 5:28, 1 John 2:16

and did: 1 Timothy 2:14

and he did eat: Genesis 3:12, Genesis 3:17, Hosea 6:7, *marg. Romans 5:12-19

Reciprocal: Genesis 12:14 - beheld Genesis 13:10 - and beheld Genesis 38:2 - saw Exodus 20:17 - thy neighbour's house Judges 14:17 - she lay 1 Kings 13:19 - General 1 Kings 21:2 - Give me 1 Kings 21:5 - Jezebel Job 2:9 - his wife Job 20:12 - wickedness Job 33:20 - dainty meat Proverbs 9:17 - Stolen Proverbs 19:3 - foolishness Proverbs 20:17 - is sweet Ecclesiastes 2:10 - whatsoever Ecclesiastes 7:16 - neither Ecclesiastes 7:29 - they Ecclesiastes 11:9 - in the sight Jeremiah 44:19 - without Ezekiel 23:16 - as soon as she saw them with her eyes Mark 9:47 - thine Romans 5:16 - for the Romans 5:17 - For if Romans 7:7 - Thou shalt 1 Corinthians 15:22 - in Adam Colossians 2:23 - a show James 1:15 - when

Verse 7

And the: Genesis 3:5, Deuteronomy 28:34, 2 Kings 6:20, Luke 16:23

knew: Genesis 3:10, Genesis 3:11, Genesis 2:25

and they: Job 9:29-31, Isaiah 28:20, Isaiah 59:6

aprons: or, things to gird about

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:21 - make Judges 3:2 - might know 1 Kings 13:21 - Thus saith 2 Chronicles 28:19 - made Judah Job 31:33 - covered Proverbs 20:17 - is sweet Ecclesiastes 7:29 - they Ezekiel 16:36 - and thy 1 Corinthians 12:23 - bestow 2 Corinthians 5:3 - being Revelation 3:17 - naked

Verse 8

And they: Genesis 3:10, Deuteronomy 4:33, Deuteronomy 5:25

cool of the day: Heb. wind, Job 34:21, Job 34:22, Job 38:1

hid: Job 22:14, Job 31:33, Job 34:22, Psalms 139:1-12, Proverbs 15:3, Jeremiah 23:24, Amos 9:2, Amos 9:3, Jonah 1:3, Jonah 1:9, Jonah 1:10, Romans 2:15, Hebrews 4:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:16 - went Leviticus 26:12 - I will 2 Kings 5:25 - Whence Job 13:20 - hide myself Psalms 32:3 - When Isaiah 6:8 - I heard 2 Thessalonians 1:9 - from the presence

Verse 9

Genesis 4:9, Genesis 11:5, Genesis 16:8, Genesis 18:20, Genesis 18:21, Joshua 7:17-19, Revelation 20:12, Revelation 20:13

Reciprocal: Numbers 22:9 - What men 1 Kings 19:9 - What doest thou 2 Kings 5:25 - Whence Job 15:21 - dreadful sound Ecclesiastes 6:10 - and it Luke 16:2 - How Luke 17:17 - but Acts 5:9 - How Acts 9:4 - Saul Acts 22:7 - Saul

Verse 10

and I was: Genesis 2:25, Exodus 3:6, Job 23:15, Psalms 119:120, Isaiah 33:14, Isaiah 57:11, 1 John 3:20

because: Genesis 3:7, Genesis 2:25, Exodus 32:25, Isaiah 47:3, Revelation 3:17, Revelation 3:18, Revelation 16:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:5 - your Genesis 3:8 - And they Job 15:21 - dreadful sound Ezekiel 16:36 - and thy Daniel 10:7 - so Revelation 22:3 - there

Verse 11

Genesis 4:10, Psalms 50:21, Romans 3:20

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:17 - of the tree Genesis 2:25 - naked Genesis 3:7 - knew Genesis 3:17 - and hast Judges 2:2 - why have 1 Kings 21:19 - Hast thou killed 2 Chronicles 28:19 - made Judah Jeremiah 44:19 - without Ezekiel 16:36 - and thy Hosea 6:7 - men 1 Corinthians 12:24 - General Revelation 3:17 - naked

Verse 12

Genesis 2:18, Genesis 2:20, Genesis 2:22, Exodus 32:21-24, 1 Samuel 15:20-24, Job 31:33, Proverbs 19:3, Proverbs 28:13, Luke 10:29, Romans 10:3, James 1:13-15

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:6 - and he did eat Genesis 16:2 - hearkened Exodus 32:24 - So they Judges 2:2 - why have 1 Samuel 15:13 - I have performed 1 Samuel 15:15 - for 1 Samuel 15:24 - obeyed 2 Samuel 14:32 - if there 2 Samuel 19:9 - strife Job 2:9 - his wife Jeremiah 2:23 - How canst Jeremiah 44:19 - without 1 Timothy 2:14 - General

Verse 13

What: Genesis 4:10-12, Genesis 44:15, 1 Samuel 13:11, 2 Samuel 3:24, 2 Samuel 12:9-12, John 18:35

The serpent: Genesis 3:4-6, 2 Corinthians 11:3, 1 Timothy 2:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:1 - Now Genesis 12:18 - General Genesis 31:26 - What Exodus 32:24 - So they Leviticus 12:5 - General Numbers 25:18 - beguiled Joshua 9:22 - Wherefore 1 Samuel 15:15 - for 1 Samuel 15:21 - the people 2 Samuel 19:9 - strife Psalms 140:3 - like a serpent Proverbs 28:13 - that Jeremiah 2:23 - How canst Matthew 10:16 - wise Acts 5:3 - why Colossians 2:18 - no 1 Timothy 4:1 - seducing Revelation 12:9 - that

Verse 14

thou art: Genesis 3:1, Genesis 9:6, Exodus 21:28-32, Leviticus 20:25

dust: Psalms 72:9, Isaiah 29:4, Isaiah 65:25, Micah 7:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:11 - General Genesis 9:25 - Cursed Leviticus 11:42 - goeth upon the belly Numbers 21:6 - General Deuteronomy 32:24 - serpents Joshua 9:22 - Wherefore

Verse 15

enmity: Numbers 21:6, Numbers 21:7, Amos 9:3, Mark 16:18, Luke 10:19, Acts 28:3-6, Romans 3:13

thy seed: Matthew 3:7, Matthew 12:34, Matthew 13:38, Matthew 23:33, John 8:44, Acts 13:10, 1 John 3:8, 1 John 3:10

her seed: Psalms 132:11, Isaiah 7:14, Jeremiah 31:22, Micah 5:3, Matthew 1:23, Matthew 1:25, Luke 1:31-35, Luke 1:76, Galatians 4:4

it shall: Romans 16:20, Ephesians 4:8, Colossians 2:15, Hebrews 2:14, Hebrews 2:15, 1 John 3:8, 1 John 5:5, Revelation 12:7, Revelation 12:8, Revelation 12:17, Revelation 20:1-3, Revelation 20:10

thou: Genesis 49:17, Isaiah 53:3, Isaiah 53:4, Isaiah 53:12, Daniel 9:26, Matthew 4:1-10, Luke 22:39-44, Luke 22:53, John 12:31-33, John 14:30, John 14:31, Hebrews 2:18, Hebrews 5:7, Revelation 2:10, Revelation 12:9-13, Revelation 13:7, Revelation 15:1-6, Revelation 20:7, Revelation 20:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:1 - I have Leviticus 4:28 - a kid Leviticus 11:42 - goeth upon the belly Numbers 23:23 - no enchantment Judges 14:14 - Out of the eater Judges 16:30 - So the dead 2 Samuel 3:1 - between Nehemiah 4:7 - then Job 19:25 - he shall Psalms 40:7 - in the Psalms 98:1 - his right Psalms 110:6 - wound Isaiah 46:10 - the end Isaiah 53:5 - bruised Isaiah 57:3 - sons Isaiah 65:25 - dust Micah 7:17 - lick Haggai 2:7 - and the Zechariah 3:1 - resist him Malachi 4:3 - tread down Matthew 1:18 - of the Matthew 10:36 - General Matthew 11:3 - Art Matthew 22:44 - till Matthew 26:24 - Son of man goeth Matthew 26:56 - that Mark 3:27 - General Mark 5:7 - that Mark 12:7 - This Mark 14:21 - goeth Luke 1:27 - General Luke 1:70 - which Luke 2:11 - which Luke 3:7 - O generation Luke 4:2 - tempted Luke 4:18 - bruised Luke 4:34 - art Luke 7:19 - Art Luke 9:22 - General Luke 11:22 - General Luke 22:22 - truly Luke 24:27 - beginning Luke 24:44 - in the law John 1:17 - grace John 1:45 - of whom John 5:46 - for John 16:11 - the John 17:14 - the world John 19:30 - It is Acts 2:35 - thy foes Acts 3:18 - all Acts 13:32 - how Acts 26:6 - the promise Acts 26:23 - Christ Romans 1:3 - according 1 Corinthians 15:3 - according 2 Corinthians 1:20 - all Ephesians 1:22 - put Philippians 2:9 - God 1 Timothy 2:15 - she Hebrews 1:1 - at Hebrews 2:9 - Jesus Hebrews 10:5 - but Hebrews 10:7 - in James 4:4 - enmity 1 Peter 1:11 - the glory 1 Peter 1:20 - verily Revelation 12:13 - General Revelation 20:2 - he laid

Verse 16

in sorrow: Genesis 35:16-18, 1 Samuel 4:19-21, Psalms 48:6, Isaiah 13:8, Isaiah 21:3, Isaiah 26:17, Isaiah 26:18, Isaiah 53:11, Jeremiah 4:31, Jeremiah 6:24, Jeremiah 13:21, Jeremiah 22:23, Jeremiah 49:24, Micah 4:9, Micah 4:10, John 16:21, 1 Thessalonians 5:3, 1 Timothy 2:15

thy desire: Genesis 4:7

to: or, subject to

rule: Numbers 30:7, Numbers 30:8, Numbers 30:13, Esther 1:20, 1 Corinthians 7:4, 1 Corinthians 11:3, 1 Corinthians 14:34, Ephesians 5:22-24, Colossians 3:18, 1 Timothy 2:11, 1 Timothy 2:12, Titus 2:5, 1 Peter 3:1-6

Reciprocal: Leviticus 12:2 - If a woman 1 Chronicles 4:9 - I bare him Esther 1:12 - refused Psalms 78:33 - years Jeremiah 20:18 - to see Jeremiah 44:19 - without Daniel 11:37 - the desire 1 Corinthians 11:7 - but

Verse 17

Because: 1 Samuel 15:23, 1 Samuel 15:24, Matthew 22:12, Matthew 25:26, Matthew 25:27, Matthew 25:45, Luke 19:22, Romans 3:19

and hast: Genesis 3:6, Genesis 3:11, Genesis 2:16, Genesis 2:17, Jeremiah 7:23, Jeremiah 7:24

cursed: Genesis 5:29, Psalms 127:2, Ecclesiastes 1:2, Ecclesiastes 1:3, Ecclesiastes 1:13, Ecclesiastes 1:14, Ecclesiastes 2:11, Ecclesiastes 2:17, Isaiah 24:5, Isaiah 24:6, Romans 8:20-22

in sorrow: Job 5:6, Job 5:7, Job 14:1, Job 21:17, Psalms 90:7-9, Ecclesiastes 2:22, Ecclesiastes 2:23, Ecclesiastes 5:17, John 16:33

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:12 - it Genesis 8:21 - curse Genesis 16:2 - hearkened Deuteronomy 28:16 - in the field 1 Samuel 15:3 - ox and sheep Job 2:10 - Thou speakest Job 31:40 - thistles Proverbs 24:31 - it Ecclesiastes 3:18 - concerning Ecclesiastes 5:9 - the profit Ecclesiastes 6:7 - the labour Ecclesiastes 6:10 - and it Jeremiah 44:19 - without Matthew 11:28 - all Matthew 16:23 - Get Mark 4:7 - General Acts 5:29 - We 1 Corinthians 15:56 - sting Hebrews 6:8 - beareth James 1:15 - when

Verse 18

Thorns: Joshua 23:13, Job 5:5, Job 31:40, Proverbs 22:5, Proverbs 24:31, Isaiah 5:6, Isaiah 7:23, Isaiah 32:13, Jeremiah 4:3, Jeremiah 12:13, Matthew 13:7, Hebrews 6:8

bring forth: Heb. cause to bud

herb: Job 1:21, Psalms 90:3, Psalms 104:2, Psalms 104:14, Psalms 104:15, Romans 14:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:12 - it Genesis 9:20 - an husbandman Deuteronomy 28:16 - in the field 1 Samuel 15:3 - ox and sheep 2 Samuel 23:6 - thorns Isaiah 24:5 - defiled Mark 4:7 - General Luke 8:7 - thorns

Verse 19

In: Ecclesiastes 1:3, Ecclesiastes 1:13, Ephesians 4:28, 1 Thessalonians 2:9, 2 Thessalonians 3:10

till: Job 1:21, Psalms 90:3, Psalms 104:29, Ecclesiastes 5:15

for dust: Genesis 2:7, Genesis 18:27

and: Genesis 23:4, Job 17:13-16, Job 19:26, Job 21:26, Job 34:15, Psalms 22:15, Psalms 22:29, Psalms 104:29, Proverbs 21:16, Ecclesiastes 3:20, Ecclesiastes 12:7, Daniel 12:2, Romans 5:12-21, 1 Corinthians 15:21, 1 Corinthians 15:22

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:17 - of the tree Genesis 3:23 - till Genesis 5:5 - and he died Genesis 9:20 - an husbandman Genesis 23:19 - General Genesis 35:29 - Isaac Genesis 47:29 - must die Genesis 50:5 - bury me Genesis 50:24 - I die Judges 19:16 - his work Job 4:19 - dwell Job 10:9 - thou hast Job 21:33 - every man Job 30:23 - the house Job 33:6 - I also Psalms 103:14 - we are dust Psalms 104:23 - General Psalms 128:2 - thou shalt eat Psalms 146:4 - he returneth Proverbs 12:11 - tilleth Ecclesiastes 3:10 - General Ezekiel 46:1 - six working John 11:39 - Lord Acts 13:36 - and saw Romans 5:17 - For if Romans 6:23 - For the wages 1 Corinthians 15:42 - in corruption 1 Corinthians 15:47 - first 2 Corinthians 5:1 - our Hebrews 9:27 - as

Verse 20

Adam: Genesis 2:20, Genesis 2:23, Genesis 5:29, Genesis 16:11, Genesis 29:32-35, Genesis 35:18, Exodus 2:10, 1 Samuel 1:20, Matthew 1:21, Matthew 1:23

Eve: Heb. Chavah; that is, living

of: Acts 17:26

Verse 21

make: Genesis 3:7, Isaiah 61:10, Romans 3:22, 2 Corinthians 5:2, 2 Corinthians 5:3, 2 Corinthians 5:21

Reciprocal: Leviticus 1:6 - General Leviticus 7:8 - skin 1 Corinthians 12:23 - bestow 2 Corinthians 3:7 - was

Verse 22

as one: Genesis 3:5, Genesis 1:26, Genesis 11:6, Genesis 11:7, Isaiah 19:12, Isaiah 19:13, Isaiah 47:12, Isaiah 47:13, Jeremiah 22:23

tree: Genesis 2:9, Proverbs 3:18, Revelation 2:7, Revelation 22:2

eat: Psalms 22:26, John 6:48-58

Reciprocal: Genesis 42:4 - Lest Proverbs 15:4 - a tree Song of Solomon 2:3 - his fruit Isaiah 6:8 - us Romans 5:12 - and death

Verse 23

till: Genesis 3:19, Genesis 2:5, Genesis 4:2, Genesis 4:12, Genesis 9:20, Ecclesiastes 5:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:7 - dust Ezekiel 28:13 - in Eden John 18:1 - a garden

Verse 24

east: Genesis 2:8

Cherubims: Exodus 25:2, Exodus 25:20, Exodus 25:22, 1 Samuel 4:4, 1 Kings 6:25-35, Psalms 80:1, Psalms 99:1, Psalms 104:4, Ezekiel 10:2-22, Hebrews 1:7

a flaming: Numbers 22:23, Joshua 5:13, 1 Chronicles 21:16, 1 Chronicles 21:17, Hebrews 1:7

to keep: John 14:6, Hebrews 10:18-22

Reciprocal: Exodus 25:18 - two cherubims of gold Exodus 36:8 - cherubims Exodus 37:9 - cherubims spread 2 Samuel 22:11 - a cherub 1 Kings 6:23 - two cherubims 1 Kings 7:29 - cherubims Ezekiel 10:18 - and stood Ezekiel 28:13 - in Eden Ezekiel 28:16 - therefore Nahum 3:3 - bright sword and the glittering spear 2 Thessalonians 1:8 - flaming

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Genesis 3". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/genesis-3.html.