THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST FIRST READING

    When the cool evening breezes wer blowing, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the Lord God among the trees. Then the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”

     He replied, “I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked.”

    “Who told you that you were naked?” the Lord God asked. “Have you  eaten from the tree whose fruit I commanded you not to eat?”

    The man replied, ” It was the woman you gave me who gave me the fruit, and I ate it.”

    Then the Lord God asked the woman, “What have you done?” 

     “The serpent deceived me,” she replied. “That’s why I ate it.”

    Then God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all animals, domestic and wild. You will crawl on your belly, groveling in the dust as long as you live. And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head and you will strike his heel.”

Genesis 3:8-15 

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