Genesis 3:1-6

1 Now the serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild beasts that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say: You shall not eat of any tree of the garden?”

2 The woman replied to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the other trees of the garden.

3 It is only about fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden that God said: ‘You shall not eat of it or touch it, lest you die.’”

4 And the serpent said to the woman, “You are not going to die,

5 but God knows that as soon as you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like divine beings who know good and bad.”

6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for eating and a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable as a source of wisdom, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave some to her husband, and he ate.

The Joshua Projectthought on this:

Right there, at the very beginning of the story of creation, we’re invited to sit in on an amazing party–the Garden of Eden. And right there, at the very beginning of our existence as a species, we’re warned that great parties turn disastrous unless you can keep a few basic rules.

The Joshua Projectthought on this:

Right there, at the very beginning of the story of creation, we’re invited to sit in on an amazing party–the Garden of Eden. And right there, at the very beginning of our existence as a species, we’re warned that great parties turn disastrous unless you can keep a few basic rules.