History of the Old Testament, Part 04 – The Punishment of Sin and the Promise of a Redeemer

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1. In the evening God came into the garden and called Adam, who, trembling with fear, approached and acknowledged that he had eaten the forbidden fruit, but threw the blame on the woman. She, in turn, blamed the serpent.

2. Then God cursed the serpent, condemning him to crawl upon the ground and to eat dust all the days of his life: besides, He said, enmity should exist between the serpent and the woman, but in the end the woman would crush his head.

3. Then God told the woman she should bring forth, her children in sorrow, and, for her disobedience, be subject to her husband. To the man He said: “Cursed is the earth in thy work: thorns and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and in the sweat of thy brow thou shalt eat thy bread, until thou return to the earth from whence thou earnest: for dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.”

4. Then God made garments of skins, and clothing Adam and Eve in them, drove them out of Paradise. At the entrance of the garden angels, with a fiery sword, were placed to guard against their return.

MLA Citation

  • Bishop Richard Gilmour. “The Punishment of Sin and the Promise of a Redeemer”. Bible History, 1894. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 July 2015. Web. 6 December 2016. <>