So The Voice came day after day teaching the woman The Lords' Ways, and
when her husband learned of this he was angry, at first, saying he
would have no part of it. But then, as the woman told him what she was
learning, he, too, joined in, and many of their people, also, came to
2 Then, one day, as The Voice arrived, he found The Lord God in the
city; the woman, Eve, her husband, Adam; and all those who had gathered
in the park.
3 "What is this that you have done?" cried The Lord God. "You are the
foulest of all creatures! Because of this, you are below all the cattle
and the beasts of the fields. You should crawl upon your belly and eat
the dust of the earth all the days of your life.
4 I put hatred between you and the seed of this woman who has betrayed
me. Her children shall bash the heads of your children, and you shall
bite at their heels.
5 You, woman, I have shown favor on, and all your sisters. You have
known no pain in bringing forth your children, but from this day forth
you shall. Your desire for your man shall overpower you, and even
though you know the pain that shall come of it, you shall give
yourselves to him and he shall rule over you in all things. For it was
you that betrayed me.
6 From this day forth you shall not have the tools that I give you to
do your work, but you shall scratch at the ground with sticks and
thistle shall be your crops. By your sweat and your toil will you make
your bread until you return to the ground and become that dust that I
made you out of.
7 Now GO! The ships outside the city will drop you at a place near HIS
land. If you desire his WAY, live by him, for you are now a curse to me
and, all your people. Now, I shall have to begin anew and make NEW
servants to tend my gardens."