Did God curse Adam after he ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil? Nope. Remember, God does not curse humans and God does not punish. Of course, in Genesis 3:17-19, God does pronounce a curse, so we’ll see what that is about in today’s episode. Our study will also lead us into a little fun speculation.
The Text of Genesis 3:17-19
Genesis 3:17-19. Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.”
In this discussion of Genesis 3:17-19 we look at:
- The consequences upon man for eating from the Tree of Knowledge
- Why it was not wrong for Adam to listen to his wife
- The fact that Adam and mankind is not cursed
- The three consequences for the curse upon the earth
Downloadable Podcast Resources
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