Genesis 3:10
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New International Version
He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid."

New Living Translation
He replied, "I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked."

English Standard Version
And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.”

New American Standard Bible
He said, "I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself."

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And he said, "I heard You in the garden and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid."

International Standard Version
"I heard your voice in the garden," the man answered, "and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid from you."

NET Bible
The man replied, "I heard you moving about in the orchard, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He answered, "I heard you in the garden. I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he replied, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: I heard thy voice in paradise; and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I feared, because I am naked; and I hid myself.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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."

Young's Literal Translation
and he saith, 'Thy sound I have heard in the garden, and I am afraid, for I am naked, and I hide myself.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:9-13 Observe the startling question, Adam, where art thou? Those who by sin go astray from God, should seriously consider where they are; they are afar off from all good, in the midst of their enemies, in bondage to Satan, and in the high road to utter ruin. This lost sheep had wandered without end, if the good Shepherd had not sought after him, and told him, that where he was straying he could not be either happy or easy. If sinners will but consider where they are, they will not rest till they return to God. It is the common fault and folly of those that have done ill, when questioned about it, to acknowledge only that which is so manifest that they cannot deny it. Like Adam, we have reason to be afraid of approaching to God, if we are not covered and clothed with the righteousness of Christ. Sin appears most plainly in the glass of the commandment, therefore God set it before Adam; and in it we should see our faces. But instead of acknowledging the sin in its full extent, and taking shame to themselves, Adam and Eve excuse the sin, and lay the shame and blame on others. There is a strange proneness in those that are tempted, to say, they are tempted of God; as if our abuse of God's gifts would excuse our breaking God's laws. Those who are willing to take the pleasure and profit of sin, are backward to take the blame and shame of it. Learn hence, that Satan's temptations are all beguilings; his arguments are all deceits; his allurements are all cheats; when he speaks fair, believe him not. It is by the deceitfulness of sin the heart is hardened. See Ro 7:11; Heb 3:13. But though Satan's subtlety may draw us into sin, yet it will not justify us in sin. Though he is the tempter, we are the sinners. Let it not lessen our sorrow for sin, that we were beguiled into it; but let it increase our self-indignation, that we should suffer ourselves to be deceived by a known cheat, and a sworn enemy, who would destroy our souls.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden,.... The voice of thy Word, as the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan: this was not the true cause of his hiding himself; he had heard his voice in the garden before, when it did not strike him with terror, but gave him pleasure:

and I was afraid, because I was naked. This also was not the true reason; he was naked from his creation as to his body, and it caused no shame in him, nor any dread to appear before God; he conceals the true cause, which was sin, that made the nakedness of his body shameful, and had stripped his soul of its native clothing, purity and holiness; and therefore it was, he could not appear before a pure and holy Being:

and I hid myself; among the trees of the garden, and his wife also; or therefore (w) "hid myself"; through fear of God, his wrath and displeasure, which he had justly incurred by his disobedience, and because of his sin which had made his soul naked, though he was not as yet ingenuous enough to confess it.

(w) "ldeo", Vatablus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

Ge 3:10-13. The Examination.

10. afraid, because … naked—apparently, a confession—the language of sorrow; but it was evasive—no signs of true humility and penitence—each tries to throw the blame on another.

Genesis 3:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
God Arraigns Adam and Eve
9Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?" 10He said, "I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself." 11And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?"…
Cross References
Genesis 2:25
Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.

Genesis 3:11
And he said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?"

Exodus 20:18
When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance

Exodus 20:19
and said to Moses, "Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die."

Deuteronomy 5:25
But now, why should we die? This great fire will consume us, and we will die if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any longer.

Job 31:33
if I have concealed my sin as people do, by hiding my guilt in my heart
Treasury of Scripture

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

and I was.

Genesis 2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Exodus 3:6 Moreover he said, I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, …

Job 23:15 Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.

Psalm 119:120 My flesh trembles for fear of you; and I am afraid of your judgments.

Isaiah 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness has surprised the hypocrites. …

Isaiah 57:11 And of whom have you been afraid or feared, that you have lied, and …

1 John 3:20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knows …

because.

Genesis 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were …

Genesis 2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Exodus 32:25 And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made …

Isaiah 47:3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, yes, your shame shall be seen: …

Revelation 3:17,18 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need …

Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps …

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