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“And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.”

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Genesis 3:7 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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And the eyes עֵינֵ֣י An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) eyes
of them both שְׁנֵיהֶ֔ם Two; also (as ordinal) twofold both
were opened, וַתִּפָּקַ֙חְנָה֙ To open (the senses, especially the eyes); figuratively, to be observant opened
and they הֵ֑ם They (only used when emphatic) and they
knew וַיֵּ֣דְע֔וּ To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) knew
that כִּ֥י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
they naked; עֵֽירֻמִּ֖ם Nudity naked
were (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
and they sewed וַֽיִּתְפְּרוּ֙ To sew sewed
fig תְאֵנָ֔ה The fig (tree or fruit) fig
leaves עֲלֵ֣ה A leaf (as coming up on a tree); collectively, foliage leaves
together, and made themselves וַיַּֽעֲשׂ֥וּ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application together made themselves
aprons. חֲגֹרֹֽת׃ A belt (for the waist) aprons

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  • 5  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

  • 6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

  • 7  And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

  • 8  And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.

  • 9  And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?


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