An audio book version of Genesis 3 and 4, and Matthew 3. A much shorter show than yesterday. 🙂
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Genesis Chapter 3
3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals that the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Did God say, “You shall not eat of any tree in the garden?”
3:2 The woman answered the serpent, “We are allowed to eat the fruit from the trees in the garden.
3:3 “But we are not allowed to eat the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden. God said, “You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, or you will die.”
3:4 Then serpent said to the woman, “You will not die.
3:5 “God knows that when you eat of that tree, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like gods, knowing good and evil.”
3:6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good to eat, and that
it was a delight to the eyes, and a desirable tree to make one wise, she took some of the fruit and ate it. She gave some of the fruit to her husband, who was with her, and he ate.
3:7 Then their eyes were opened, and they realized that they were naked. So they sewed fig leaves together, and made clothes for themselves.
3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God as he walked in the garden in
the cool of the day. And Adam and his wife hid themselves from the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
3:9 And the LORD God called to Adam, “Where are you?
3:10 And Adam said, “I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”
3:11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I told you not to eat?
3:12 And the man said, “The woman you gave me, she gave me some of the fruit, and I ate it.
3:13 And the LORD God said to the woman, “What have you done?” And the woman said, “The serpent tricked me, and I ate.”
3:14 And the LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done
this, you are cursed more than all livestock, and more than all wild animals. You will crawl on your belly, and you will eat dust all the days of your life.
3:15 And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers. He will bruise your head and you will bruise his heel.”
3:16 To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your labor in childbirth; with pain you will give birth. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”
3:17 To Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and ate of the tree which I told you, “You shalt not eat of it,” the ground is cursed because of you. In toil and pain will you eat from it all the days of your life.
3:18 “It will produce thorns and thistles for you. You will eat the herb of the field.
3:19 By the sweat of your brow, you will produce bread until you return to the ground, for out of the ground you were taken. Dust you are, and to dust you will return.”
3:20 Adam named his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all who live.
3:21 The LORD God make clothing of animal skins for Adam and his wife.
3:22 And the LORD God said, “The man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. If he stretches out his hand and takes from the tree of life and eats its fruit, he will live for ever.
3:23 So the LORD God banished him from the garden of Eden to work the ground
from which he had been made.
3:24 So he drove the man out, and on the east of the garden of Eden, he placed Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
Genesis Chapter 4
4:1 And Adam had sexual relations with his wife, Eve, and she conceived, and gave birth to Cain. And she said, “I have gotten a man with the help of the LORD.”
4:2 Then she gave birth to his brother Abel. Abel was a shepherd, but Cain worked the soil.
4:3 After a time, Cain brought an offering of his harvest to the LORD.
4:4 And Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and their fat. And the LORD approved of Abel and his offering,
4:5 But did not approve of Cain and his offering. Cain was exceedingly angy, and his countenance fell.
4:6 And the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you so angry, and why has your countenance fallen?
4:7 “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is waiting at the door. And it will want to have you, but you must master it.”
4:8 Cain talked with his brother Abel. And when they were in the field, Cain attacked his bother Abel and killed him.
4:9 And the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” And he
said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”
4:10 And he said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.
4:11 “Now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from thy hand.
4:12 “When you work the ground, from now on it will not give its best to you. You will be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth.
4:13 And Cain said to the LORD, “My punishment is more than I can
4:14 “Today you have banished me from the land, and I will be hidden from your face. I will be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, and anyone who finds me shall kill me.”
4:15 And the LORD said to him, “Therefore whoever kills Cain shall receive seven times as much punishment. And the LORD put a mark on Cain, so that whoever found him would not kill him.
4:16 And Cain left the presence of the LORD, and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
4:17 And Cain had sexual relations with his wife, and she conceived, and gave birth to Enoch (EE-knock): and he built a city, and named the city after his
son, Enoch (EE-knock).
4:18 And to Enoch (EE-knock) was born Irad (EYE-rad (as in “had”)): and Irad (EYE-rad (as in “had”)) was the father of Mehujael (meh-HOO-jay-el): and
Mehujael (meh-HOO-jay-el) was the father of Methusael (meh-THOO-shay-el): and Methusael (meh-THOO-shay-el) was the father of Lamech (LAY-mek).
4:19 And Lamech (LAY-mek) took two wives: the name of one was Adah (AY-duh),
and the name of the other was Zillah (ZIL-uh).
4:20 And Adah (AY-duh) gave birth to Jabal (JAY-buhl). He was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.
4:21 His brother’s name was Jubal (Jew-buhl): he was the father of those who play musical instruments.
4:22 And Zillah (ZIL-uh), she also bare Tubalcain (TOO-buhl Cain), an expert in forging tools of bronze and iron. The sister of Tubalcain (TOO-buhl Cain) was Naamah (NAY-uh-muh).
4:23 And Lamech (LAY-mek) said to his wives, Adah (AY-duh) and Zillah (ZIL-uh), Hear my voice, you wives of Lamech (LAY-mek), hear my words, because I have killed a man for wounding me, and a young man for injuring me.
4:24 If Cain will be avenged seven times, then Lamech (LAY-mek) will be avenged seventy-seven times.
4:25 And Adam had sexual relations with his wife again; and she gave birth to a son, and named him Seth, “Because,” she said, “God has given me another child in place of Abel, whom Cain killed.
4:26 Seth also had a son, whom he named him Enosh (EE-nosh). Then men began to call upon the name of the LORD.
Matthew Chapter 3
3:1 In those days John the Baptist came and preached in the Judean desert,
3:2 saying, “Turn from your sins! Repent! Because the kingdom of heaven is near.”
3:3 This is the man that was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah (eye-ZAY-uh), when he said, “The voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.'”
3:4 John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist; and he ate locusts and wild honey.
3:5 The people of Jerusalem went out to see him, and all the people of Judea (jew-DAY-uh), and all the areas around Jordan,
3:6 And John baptized them in the Jordan River, and they confessed their sins.
3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to watch him baptizing, he said to them, “You are the children of snakes! Who warned
you to flee from the wrath to come?
3:8 “Produce fruit that shows you have turned from sin.
3:9 “Do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We are descendants of Abraham’, because I tell you that God can turn these stones to into descendants of Abraham.
3:10 “And now the ax is laid at the roots of the trees. Every tree which does not produce good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire.
3:11 “I baptize you with water for repentance, but the man who comes after me is mightier than I am. I am not worthy to carry his shoes. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
3:12 “His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will throughly clean his floor, and
gather his wheat into the barn; but he will burn up the chaff with a fire that cannot be put out.”
3:13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan River, to be baptized by John.
3:14 But John protested, and said, “I need to be baptized by you, and you are coming to me?”
3:15 Jesus answered him, “Allow it to happen now, because in this way we must fulfill all righteousness.” And then, John agreed to baptize Jesus.
3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went immediately up out of the
water, and the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and landing on him:
3:17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love, and with whom I am very pleased.”