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Genesis 3:10

    Genesis 3:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said, I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And 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.

    Webster's Revision

    And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

    World English Bible

    The man said, "I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 3:10

    I was afraid, because I was naked - See the immediate consequences of sin. 1. Shame, because of the ingratitude marked in the rebellion, and because that in aiming to be like God they were now sunk into a state of the greatest wretchedness. 2. Fear, because they saw they had been deceived by Satan, and were exposed to that death and punishment from which he had promised them an exemption. How worthy is it of remark that this cause continues to produce the very same effects! Shame and fear were the first fruits of sin, and fruits which it has invariably produced, from the first transgression to the present time.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 3:10

    Adam confesses that he was afraid of God, because he was naked. There is an instinctive hiding of his thoughts from God in this very speech. The nakedness is mentioned, but not the disobedience from which the sense of it arose. To the direct interrogatory of the Almighty, he confesses who made him acquainted with his nakedness and the fact of his having eaten of the forbidden fruit: "The woman" gave me of the tree, and "I did eat."

    Wesley's Notes on Genesis 3:10

    3:10 I heard thy voice in the garden: and I was afraid - Adam was afraid because he was naked; not only unarmed, and therefore afraid to contend with God, but unclothed and therefore afraid so much as to appear before him.