1Now the snake was wiser than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, Has God truly said that you may not take of the fruit of any tree in the garden?
2And the woman said, We may take of the fruit of the trees in the garden:
3But of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God has said, If you take of it or put your hands on it, death will come to you.
4And the snake said, Death will not certainly come to you:
5For God sees that on the day when you take of its fruit, your eyes will be open, and you will be as gods, having knowledge of good and evil.
6And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and a delight to the eyes, and to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit, and gave it to her husband.
7And their eyes were open and they were conscious that they had no clothing and they made themselves coats of leaves stitched together.
8And there came to them the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the evening wind: and the man and his wife went to a secret place among the trees of the garden, away from the eyes of the Lord God.
9And the voice of the Lord God came to the man, saying, Where are you?
10And he said, Hearing your voice in the garden I was full of fear, because I was without clothing: and I kept myself from your eyes.
11And he said, Who gave you the knowledge that you were without clothing? Have you taken of the fruit of the tree which I said you were not to take?
12And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me the fruit of the tree and I took it.
13And the Lord God said to the woman, What have you done? And the woman said, I was tricked by the deceit of the snake and I took it.
14And the Lord God said to the snake, Because you have done this you are cursed more than all cattle and every beast of the field; you will go flat on the earth, and dust will be your food all the days of your life:
15And there will be war between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed: by him will your head be crushed and by you his foot will be wounded.
16To the woman he said, Great will be your pain in childbirth; in sorrow will your children come to birth; still your desire will be for your husband, but he will be your master.
17And to Adam he said, Because you gave ear to the voice of your wife and took of the fruit of the tree which I said you were not to take, the earth is cursed on your account; in pain you will get your food from it all your life.
18Thorns and waste plants will come up, and the plants of the field will be your food;
19With the hard work of your hands you will get your bread till you go back to the earth from which you were taken: for dust you are and to the dust you will go back.
20And the man gave his wife the name of Eve because she was the mother of all who have life.
21And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife coats of skins for their clothing.
22And the Lord God said, Now the man has become like one of us, having knowledge of good and evil; and now if he puts out his hand and takes of the fruit of the tree of life, he will go on living for ever.
23So the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to be a worker on the earth from which he was taken.
24So he sent the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden he put winged ones and a flaming sword turning every way to keep the way to the tree of life.
1And the man had connection with Eve his wife, and she became with child and gave birth to Cain, and said, I have got a man from the Lord.
2Then again she became with child and gave birth to Abel, his brother. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a farmer.
3And after a time, Cain gave to the Lord an offering of the fruits of the earth.
4And Abel gave an offering of the young lambs of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord was pleased with Abel’s offering;
5But in Cain and his offering he had no pleasure. And Cain was angry and his face became sad.
6And the Lord said to Cain, Why are you angry? and why is your face sad?
7If you do well, will you not have honour? and if you do wrong, sin is waiting at the door, desiring to have you, but do not let it be your master.
8And Cain said to his brother, Let us go into the field: and when they were in the field, Cain made an attack on his brother Abel and put him to death.
9And the Lord said to Cain, Where is your brother Abel? And he said, I have no idea: am I my brother’s keeper?
10And he said, What have you done? the voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the earth.
11And now you are cursed from the earth, whose mouth is open to take your brother’s blood from your hand;
12No longer will the earth give you her fruit as the reward of your work; you will be a wanderer in flight over the earth.
13And Cain said, My punishment is greater than my strength.
14You have sent me out this day from the face of the earth and from before your face; I will be a wanderer in flight over the earth, and whoever sees me will put me to death.
15And the Lord said, Truly, if Cain is put to death, seven lives will be taken for his. And the Lord put a mark on Cain so that no one might put him to death.
16And Cain went away from before the face of the Lord, and made his living-place in the land of Nod on the east of Eden.
17And Cain had connection with his wife and she became with child and gave birth to Enoch: and he made a town, and gave the town the name of Enoch after his son.
18And Enoch had a son Irad: and Irad became the father of Mehujael: and Mehujael became the father of Methushael: and Methushael became the father of Lamech.
19And Lamech had two wives; the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
20And Adah gave birth to Jabal: he was the father of such as are living in tents and keep cattle.
21And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all players on instruments of music.
22And Zillah gave birth to Tubal-cain, who is the father of every maker of cutting instruments of brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
23And Lamech said to his wives, Adah and Zillah, give ear to my voice; you wives of Lamech, give attention to my words, for I would put a man to death for a wound, and a young man for a blow;
24If seven lives are to be taken as punishment for Cain’s death, seventy-seven will be taken for Lamech’s.
25And Adam had connection with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son to whom she gave the name of Seth: for she said, God has given me another seed in place of Abel, whom Cain put to death.
26And Seth had a son, and he gave him the name of Enosh: at this time men first made use of the name of the Lord in worship.
1This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day when God made man, he made him in the image of God;
2Male and female he made them, naming them Man, and giving them his blessing on the day when they were made.
3Adam had been living for a hundred and thirty years when he had a son like himself, after his image, and gave him the name of Seth:
4And after the birth of Seth, Adam went on living for eight hundred years, and had sons and daughters:
5And all the years of Adam’s life were nine hundred and thirty: and he came to his end.
6And Seth was a hundred and five years old when he became the father of Enosh:
7And he went on living after the birth of Enosh for eight hundred and seven years, and had sons and daughters:
8And all the years of Seth’s life were nine hundred and twelve: and he came to his end.
9And Enosh was ninety years old when he became the father of Kenan:
10And after the birth of Kenan, Enosh went on living for eight hundred and fifteen years, and had sons and daughters:
11And all the years of Enosh were nine hundred and five: and he came to his end.
12And Kenan was seventy years old when he became the father of Mahalalel:
13And after the birth of Mahalalel, Kenan went on living for eight hundred and forty years, and had sons and daughters:
14And all the years of Kenan’s life were nine hundred and ten; and he came to his end.
15And Mahalalel was sixty-five years old when he became the father of Jared:
16And after the birth of Jared, Mahalalel went on living for eight hundred and thirty years, and had sons and daughters:
17And all the years of Mahalalel’s life were eight hundred and ninety-five: and he came to his end.
18And Jared was a hundred and sixty-two years old when he became the father of Enoch:
19And Jared went on living after the birth of Enoch for eight hundred years, and had sons and daughters:
20And all the years of Jared’s life were nine hundred and sixty-two: and he came to his end.
21And Enoch was sixty-five years old when he became the father of Methuselah:
22And after the birth of Methuselah, Enoch went on in God’s ways for three hundred years, and had sons and daughters:
23And all the years of Enoch’s life were three hundred and sixty-five:
24And Enoch went on in God’s ways: and he was not seen again, for God took him.
25And Methuselah was a hundred and eighty-seven years old when he became the father of Lamech:
26And after the birth of Lamech, Methuselah went on living for seven hundred and eighty-two years, and had sons and daughters:
27And all the years of Methuselah’s life were nine hundred and sixty-nine: and he came to his end.
28And Lamech was a hundred and eighty-two years old when he had a son:
29And he gave him the name of Noah, saying, Truly, he will give us rest from our trouble and the hard work of our hands, because of the earth which was cursed by God.
30And after the birth of Noah, Lamech went on living for five hundred and ninety-five years, and had sons and daughters:
31And all the years of Lamech’s life were seven hundred and seventy-seven: and he came to his end.
32And when Noah was five hundred years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
1Why are the nations so violently moved, and why are the thoughts of the people so foolish?
2The kings of the earth have taken their place, and the rulers are fixed in their purpose, against the Lord, and against the king of his selection, saying,
3Let their chains be broken, and their cords taken from off us.
4Then he whose seat is in the heavens will be laughing: the Lord will make sport of them.
5Then will his angry words come to their ears, and by his wrath they will be troubled:
6But I have put my king on my holy hill of Zion.
7I will make clear the Lord’s decision: he has said to me, You are my son, this day have I given you being.
8Make your request to me, and I will give you the nations for your heritage, and the farthest limits of the earth will be under your hand.
9They will be ruled by you with a rod of iron; they will be broken like a potter’s vessel.
10So now be wise, you kings: take his teaching, you judges of the earth.
11Give worship to the Lord with fear, kissing his feet and giving him honour,
12For fear that he may be angry, causing destruction to come on you, because he is quickly moved to wrath. Happy are all those who put their faith in him.
1Now it came about that on the Sabbath he was going through the fields of grain, and his disciples took the heads of the grain for food, crushing them in their hands.
2But some of the Pharisees said, Why do you do what it is not right to do on the Sabbath?
3And Jesus said, Have you not seen in the Writings what David did when he was in need of food, he, and those who were with him;
4How he went into the house of God and took for food the holy bread, which only the priests may take, and gave it to those who were with him?
5And he said, The Son of man is lord even of the Sabbath.
6And it came about, on another Sabbath, that he went into the Synagogue and was teaching there. And a man was there whose right hand was dead.
7And the scribes and Pharisees were watching him to see if he would make him well on the Sabbath, so that they might be able to say something against him.
8But he had knowledge of their thoughts; and he said to the man whose hand was dead, Get up and come into the middle. And he got up and came forward.
9And Jesus said, I put the question to you, Is it right to do good on the Sabbath or to do evil? to give life or to take it away?
10And looking round on all of them, he said to him, Put out your hand. And he did so: and his hand was made well.
11But they were full of wrath, and were talking together about what they might do to Jesus.
12And it came about in those days that he went out to the mountain for prayer; and he was all night in prayer to God.
13And the day came and, turning to his disciples, he made a selection from among them of twelve, to whom he gave the name of Apostles;
14Simon, to whom he gave the name of Peter, and Andrew, his brother, and James and John and Philip and Bartholomew
15And Matthew and Thomas and James, the son of Alphaeus, and Simon, who was named the Zealot,
16And Judas, the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, he who was false to him.
17And he came down with them to a level place, and a great band of his disciples, and a very great number of people from all Judaea and Jerusalem and from the parts of Tyre and Sidon by the sea, came to give hearing to him, and to be made well from their diseases;
18And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were made well.
19And all the people were desiring to be touched by him, for power came from him and made them all well.
20And turning his eyes to his disciples he said, Happy are you who are poor: for the kingdom of God is yours.
21Happy are you who are in need of food now: for you will be made full. Happy are you who are weeping now; for you will be glad.
22Happy are you, when men have hate for you, and put you away from among them and say angry words to you, turning away in disgust at your name, because of the Son of man.
23Be glad in that day, and be lifted up for joy, for your reward in heaven will be great: for their fathers did these same things to the prophets.
24But unhappy are you who have wealth: for you have been comforted now.
25Unhappy are you who are full of food now: for you will be in need. Unhappy are you who are laughing now: for you will be crying in sorrow.
26Unhappy are you when all men give you their approval: for so their fathers did to the false prophets.