Chapter 3ג׳
1 א

וְחִוְיָא הֲוָה חַכִּים לְבִישׁ מִכָּל חֵיוַת בְּרָא דְעָבַד יְיָ אֱלֹהִים וַאֲמַר לְאִתְּתָא הַקֻשְׁטָא דְאָמַר יְיָ אֱלֹהִים לָא תֵיכְלוּן מִכָּל אִילַן גִינוּנִיתָא

And the serpent was wiser unto evil than all the beasts of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, Is it truth that the Lord God hath said, You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

2 ב

וַאֲמָרַת אִתְּתָא לְחִיוְיָא מִשַׁאַר פֵּירֵי אִילַן גִינוּנִיתָא אִית לָן רְשׁוּ לְמֵיכַל

And the woman said to the serpent, From the rest of the fruits of the trees of the garden we have power to eat;

3 ג

וּמִפֵּירֵי אִלָנָא דְבִמְצִיעוּת גִינוּנִיתָא אָמַר יְיָ לָא תֵיכְלוּן מִנֵיהּ וְלָא תְקַרְבוּן בֵּיהּ דִלְמָא תְּמוּתוּן

but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden the Lord hath said, You shall not eat of it, nor approach it, lest you die.

4 ד

בֵּיהּ הוּא שַׁעְתָּא אָמַר חִוְיָא דִלְטוּר עַל בַּרְיֵהּ וְאָמַר לְאִתְּתָא לָא מְמַת תְּמוּתוּן בְּרַם כָּל אוֹמָנָא סָנֵי בַּר אוֹמָנוּתֵיהּ

In that hour the serpent spake accusation against his Creator, and said to the woman, Dying you will not die; for every artificer hateth the son of his art:

5 ה

אֲרוּם גְלֵי קֳדָם יְיָ אֲרוּם בְּיוֹמָא דְתֵיכְלוּן מִנֵיהּ וְתֶהֱווֹן כְּמַלְאָכִין רַבְרְבִין דְחַכְּמִין לְמִנְדַע בֵּין טַב לְבִישׁ

for it is manifest before the Lord, that in the day that you eat of it, you will be as the great angels, who are wise to know between good and evil.

6 ו

וְחָמַת אִתְּתָא יַת סַמָאֵל מַלְאָךְ מוֹתָא וּדְחִילַת וְיַדְעַת אֲרוּם טַב אִילָנָא לְמֵיכַל וַאֲרוּם אָסוּ הוּא לִנְהוֹרָא דְעַיְינִין וּמְרַגֵג אִילָנָא לְאִיסְתַּכְּלָא בֵּיהּ וּנְסִיבַת מֵאִיבֵּיהּ וַאֲכָלַת וִיהָבִית אַף לְבַּעֲלָהּ עִמָהּ וְאָכָל

And the woman beheld Sammael, the angel of death, and was afraid; yet she knew that the tree was good to eat, and that it was medicine for the enlightenment of the eyes, and desirable tree by means of which to understand. And she took of its fruit, and did eat; and she gave to her husband with her, and he did eat.

7 ז

וְאִתְנַהֲרָן עֵינֵי תַּרְוֵויהוֹן וִידָעוּ אֲרוּם עַרְטִילָאִין אִינוּן דְאִיתְעַרְטְלוּ מִן לְבוּשׁ טוּפְרָא דְאִיתְבְּרִיאוּ בֵּיהּ וַהֲווֹ חַמְיַין בְּהַתַתְהוֹן וְחַטִיטוּ לְהוֹן מְטַרְפֵי תֵּנִין וַעֲבָדוּ לְהוֹן קִמוּרִין

And the eyes of both were enlightened, and they knew that they were naked, divested of the purple robe in which they had been created. And they saw the sight of their shame, and sewed to themselves the leaves of figs, and made to them cinctures.

8 ח

וּשְׁמָעוּ יַת קַל מֵימְרָא דַיְיָ אֱלהִים מְטַיֵיל בְּגִינוּנִיתָא לִמְנַח יוֹמָא מְטַיִיל בְּגִינָתָא לְתוּקְפָא דְיוֹמָא וְאִיטְמַר אָדָם וְאִנְתְּתֵיהּ מִן קֳדָם יְיָ אֱלהִים בִּמְצִיעוּ אִילוֹנֵי גִינוּנִיתָא

And they heard the voice of the Word of the Lord God walking in the garden in the repose of the day; and Adam and his wife hid themselves from before the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

9 ט

וּקְרָא יְיָ אֱלהִים לְאָדָם וַאֲמַר לֵיהּ הֲלָא כָּל עַלְמָא דִבְרֵיתִי גְלֵי קֳדָמַי חֲשׁוֹכָא כִּנְהוֹרָא וְאֵיךְ אַנְתְּ סְבַר בְּלִיבָּךְ לְאִיטַמְרָא מִן קֳדָמַי הֲלָא אֲתַר דְאַנְתְּ מִטְמַר בֵּיהּ אֲנָא חָמֵי וְאָן אִנוּן פִּקוּדַיָא דְפַקֵידְתָּךְ

And the Lord God called to Adam, and said to him, Is not all the world which I have made manifest before Me; the darkness as the light? and how hast thou thought in thine heart to hide from before Me? The place where thou art concealed, do I not see? Where are the commandments that I commanded thee?

10 י

וַאֲמַר יַת קַל מֵימְרָךְ שְׁמָעִית בְּגִינוּנִיתָא וּדְחֵלִית אֲרוּם עַרְטִילָאִי אֲנָא וּמִצְוָתָא דְפַקֵדְתַּנִי אַעֲבָרִית מִינִי וְאַטְמֵרִית מִן כִּיסוּפָא

And he said, The voice of Thy Word heard I in the garden, and I was afraid, because I am naked; and the commandment which Thou didst teach me, I have transgressed; therefore I hid myself from shame.

11 יא

וַאֲמַר מַן חַוִי לָּךְ אֲרוּם עַרְטִילָאִי אַתְּ דִלְמָא מִן פֵּירֵי אִילָנָא דְפַקֵידְתָּךְ דְלָא לְמֵיכַל מִינֵיהּ אֲכַלְתְּ

And He said, Who showed thee that thou art naked? Unless thou hast eaten of the fruit of the tree of which I commanded that thou shouldst not eat.

12 יב

וַאֲמַר אָדָם אִיתְּתָא דִיהַבְתְּ גַבַּיי הִיא יַהֲבַת לִי מִן פֵּירֵי אִילָנָא וַאֲכָלִית

And Adam said, The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the fruit of the tree, and I did eat.

13 יג

וַאֲמַר יְיָ אֱלהִים לְאִיתְּתָא מַה דָא עָבַדְתְּ וַאֲמַרַת אִיתְּתָא חִוְיָא אַשְׁיַינִי בְּחוּכְמָתֵיהּ וְאַטְעַיְינִי בְּרִישְׁעוּתֵיהּ וַאֲכָלִית

And the Lord God said to the woman, What hast thou done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me with his subtilty, and deceived me with his wickedness, and I ate.

14 יד

וְאַיְתֵי יְיָ אֱלהִים תְּלָתֵיהוֹן לְדִינָא וַאֲמַר לְחִוְיָא אֲרוּם עָבַדְתְּ דָא לִיט אַתְּ מִכָּל בְּעִירָא וּמִכָּל חֵיוַת בְּרָא עַל מֵיעָךְ תְּהֵא מְטַיֵיל וְרַגְלָךְ יִתְקָצְּצוּן וּמִשְׁכָךְ תְּהֵי מִשְׁלַח חֲדָא לְשֵׁב שְׁנִין וַאֲרֵיסָא דְמוֹתָא בְּפֻמָךְ וְעַפְרָא תֵיכוֹל כָּל יוֹמֵי חַיָיךְ

And the Lord God brought the three unto judgment; and He said to the serpent, Because thou hast done this, cursed art thou of all the cattle, and of all the beasts of the field: upon thy belly thou shalt go, and thy feet shall be cut off, and thy skin thou shalt cast away once in seven years; and the poison of death shall be in thy mouth, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.

15 טו

וּדְבָבוּ אֵישַׁוֵי בֵּינָךְ וּבֵין אִתְּתָא בֵּין זַרְעֲיַת בְנָךְ וּבֵין זַרְעֲיַת בְּנָהָא וִיהֵי כַּד יְהוֹן בְּנָהָא דְאִתָּא נַטְרִין מִצְוָתָא דְאוֹרַיְיתָא יֶהֱוְיַן מְכַוְונִין וּמַחְיָין יָתָךְ עַל רֵישָׁךְ וְכַד שַׁבְקִין מִצְוָותָא דְאוֹרַיְיתָא תֶּהֱוֵי מִתְכַוֵין וּנְכִית יַתְהוֹן בְּעִקְבֵהוֹן בְּרַם לְהוֹן יְהֵא אָסוּ וְלָךְ לָא יְהֵי אָסוּ וַעֲתִידִין אִינוּן לְמֶעֱבַד שְׁפִיוּתָא בְּעִיקְבָא בְּיוֹמֵי מַלְכָּא מְשִׁיחָא

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between the seed of thy son, and the seed of her sons; and it shall be when the sons of the woman keep the commandments of the law, they will be prepared to smite thee upon thy head; but when they forsake the commandments of the law, thou wilt be ready to wound them in their heel. Nevertheless for them there shall be a medicine, but for thee there will be no medicine; and they shall make a remedy for the heel in the days of the King Meshiha.

16 טז

לְאִינְתְּתָא אָמַר אַסְגָא אַסְגֵי סְגוּפַיִךְ בַּאֲדַם בְּתוּלִין וְעִידוּיֵךְ בְּצַעַר תַּלְדִין בְּנִין וּלְוַת בַּעֲלִיךְ תְּהֵי מַתְוָךְ וְהוּא יְהֵי שַׁלִיט בִּיךְ לְמִזְכֵּי וּלְמֶחְטֵי

Unto the woman He said, Multiplying, I will multiply thy affliction by the blood of thy virginity, and by thy conception; in sorrow shalt thou bear children, and to thy husband shall be thy desire, and he will have rule over thee unto righteousness or unto sin.

17 יז

וּלְאָדָם אָמַר אֲרוּם קְבֵלַת לְמֵימַר אִנְתְּתָךְ וְאָכָלְתְּ מִן פֵּירֵי אִילָנָא דְפַקִידְתָּךְ לְמֵימַר לָא תֵיכוּל מִנֵיהּ לוּטָא אַרְעָא בְּגִין דְלָא חַוִיאַת לָךְ חוֹבָךְ בַּעֲמַל תַּכְלִינָהּ כָּל יוֹמֵי חַיָיךְ

But to Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened to the word of thy wife, and hast eaten of the fruit of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it, accursed is the ground, in that it did not show thee thy guilt; in labour shalt thou eat (of) it all the days of thy life.

18 יח

וְכוּבִין וְאַטְדִין תִּצְמַח וְתַרְבֵּי בְּדִילָךְ וְתֵיכוֹל יַת עִשְבָּא דְעַל אַפֵּי בְּרָא עָנֵי אָדָם וְאָמַר בְּבָעוּ רַחֲמִין מִן קֳדָמָךְ יְיָ דְלָא נִתְחַשֵׁב כִּבְּעִירָא דְנֵיכוֹל עִיסְבָּא דְאַפֵּי בְּרָא נֵיקוּם כְּעַן וְנִלְעֵי בְּלֵיעוּת יְדַיי וְנֵיכוֹל מָזוֹן מִן מְזוֹנָא דְאַרְעָא וּבְכֵן יִתְאַפְרֵשׁ כְּעַן קָדָמָךְ בֵּין בְּנֵי אֵינָשָׁא וּבֵין בְּנֵי בְּעִירָא

And thorns and thistles will it put forth and increase on account of thee, and thou shalt eat the herb which is on the face of the field. And Adam answered: I pray, through mercies from before Thee, O Lord, that we may not be accounted as the cattle, to eat the herb of the face of the field. Let us stand up, and labour with the labour of the hands, and eat food of the food of the earth; and thus let there be distinction before Thee, between the children of men and the offspring of cattle.

19 יט

בְּלֵיעוֹת כַּף יְדָךְ תֵּיכוֹל מְזוֹנָא עַד דְתֵיהֲדוֹר לְעַפְרָא דְמִינָהּ אִיתְבְּרִיאַת אֲרוּם עַפְרָא אַנְתְּ וּלְעַפְרָא תְּתוּב דְמִן עַפְרָא אַנְתְּ עָתִיד לְמֵיקוּם לְמִתַּן דִינָא וְחוּשְׁבְּנָא עַל כָּל מַה דַעֲבַדְתְּ בְּיוֹם דִינָא רַבָּא

By the labour of thy hands thou shalt eat food, until thou turn again to the dust from which thou wast created: for dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return; for from the dust it is to be that thou art to arise, to render judgment and reckoning for all that thou hast done, in the day of the great judgment.

20 כ

וּקְרָא אָדָם שׁוּם אִיתְּתֵיהּ חַוָה אֲרוּם הִיא הֲוַת אִימָא דְכָל בְּנֵי נְשָׁא

And Adam called the name of his wife Hava, because she is the mother of all the children of men.

21 כא

וְעָבַד יְיָ אֱלהִים לְאָדָם וּלְאִינְתְּתֵיהּ לְבוּשִׁין דִיקָר מִן מְשַׁךְ חִיוְיָא דְאַשְׁלַח מִנֵיהּ עַל מְשַׁךְ בִּשְרֵיהוֹן חֲלַף שׁוֹפְרֵיהוֹן דְאִשְׁתַּלְחוּ וְאַלְבֵּישִׁינוּן

And the Lord God made to Adam and to his wife vestures of honour from the skin of the serpent, which he had cast from him, upon the skin of their flesh, instead of that adornment which had been cast away; and He clothed them.

22 כב

וַאֲמַר יְיָ אֱלהִים לְמַלְאָכַיָא דִי מְשַׁמְשִׁין קֳדָמוֹי הָא אָדָם הֲוָה יְחִידִי בְּאַרְעָא הֵיכְמָא דַאֲנָא יְחִידִי בִּשְׁמֵי מְרוֹמָא וַעֲתִידִין לְמֵיקוּם מִינֵהּ דְיַדְעוּן לְמַפְרְשָׁא בֵּין טַב לְבִישׁ אִלוּ נָטַר מִצְוָותָא דִפְקִידְתֵּיהּ אִית הוּא חַי וְקַיָים בְּאִילָן חַיָיא עַד לְעַלְמִין וּכְדוֹן עַד דְלָא נְטַר מַה דְפַקִידְתֵּיהּ נִגְזוֹר עֲלוֹהִי וְנִטְרְדֵיהּ מִן גִנְתָא דְעֵדֶן קֳדָם עַד לָא יִפְשׁוֹט יְדֵיהּ וְיִסַב מִן פֵּירֵי אִילַן חַיָיא דְהָא אִין אָכִיל הוּא מִנֵיהּ הֲוֵי חַי וְקַיָם עַד לְעַלְמִין

And the Lord God said to the angels who ministered before Him, Behold, Adam is sole on the earth, as I am sole in the heavens above; and it will be that they will arise from him who will know to discern between good and evil. Had he kept the commandments which I appointed to him, he would have lived and subsisted as the tree of life for ever. But now, because he hath not kept that which I prescribed, it is decreed against him that we keep him from the garden of Eden, before he reach forth his hand and take of the tree of life: for, behold, if he eat thereof, living he will live and subsist for ever.

23 כג

וְתַרְכֵיהּ יְיָ אֱלהִים מִגִנְתָא דְעֵדֶן וְאָזַל וְיָתִיב בְּטוּר מוֹרִיָה לְמִפְלַח יַת אַדְמָתָא דְאִתְבְּרִי מִתַּמָן

And the Lord God removed him from the garden of Eden; and he went and dwelt on Mount Moriah, to cultivate the ground from which he had been created.

24 כד

וּטְרַד יַת אָדָם מִן דְאַשְׁרֵי יְקַר שְׁכִינְתֵּיהּ מַן לְקַדְמִין בֵּין תְּרֵין כְּרוּבַיָא קֳדָם עַד לָא בְּרָא עַלְמָא בְּרָא אוֹרַיְיתָא וְאַתְקִין גִינְתָא דְעֵדֶן לְצַדִיקַיָיא דִיֵיכְלוֹן וְיִתְפַּנְקוּן מִן פֵּירֵי אִילָנָא עַל דִי פְּלָחוּ בְּחַיֵיהוֹן בְּאוּלְפַן אוֹרַיְיתָא בְּעַלְמָא הָדֵין וְקַיְימוּ פִּקוּדַיָא אַתְקִין גֵיהִנָם לְרַשִׁיעַיָיא דִמְתִילָא לְחַרְבָּא שְׁנִינָא אָכְלָה מִתְּרֵין סִטְרִין אַתְקִין בְּגַווָהּ זִיקוּקוּן דִינוּר וְגוּמְרִין דְאֵשָׁתָא לְמִידַן בְּהוֹן לְרַשִׁיעַיָיא דְמָרְדוּ בְּחַיֵיהוֹן בְּאוּלְפַן אוֹרַיְיתָא טַבְתָא הוּא אוֹרַיְיתָא לְפַלְחָהּ מִן פֵּירֵי אִילַן חַיָיא דְאַתְקְנָהָא מֵימַר דַיְיָ לְנַטוֹרְהָא דִיהֵי קְיָים וּמְטַיֵיל בִּשְׁבִילֵי אָרְחָא דְחַיֵי לְעַלְמָא דְאָתֵי

And He drave out the man from thence where He had made to dwell the glory of His Shekina at the first between the two Kerubaia. Before He had created the world, He created the law; He prepared the garden of Eden for the righteous, that they might eat and delight themselves with the fruit of the tree; because they would have practised in their lives the doctrine of the law in this world, and have maintained the commandments: (but) he prepared Gehinnam for the wicked, which is like the sharp, consuming sword of two edges; in the midst of it He hath prepared flakes of fire and burning coals for the judgment of the wicked who rebelled in their life against the doctrine of the law. To serve the law is better than (to eat of) the fruit of the tree of life, (the law) which the Word of the Lord prepared, that man in keeping it might continue, and walk in the paths of the way of life in the world to come.