Genesis 3:12
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New International Version
The man said, "The woman you put here with me--she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it."

New Living Translation
The man replied, "It was the woman you gave me who gave me the fruit, and I ate it."

English Standard Version
The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.”

New American Standard Bible
The man said, "The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate."

King James Bible
And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the man replied, "The woman You gave to be with me--she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate."

International Standard Version
The man answered, "The woman whom you provided for me gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate some of it."

NET Bible
The man said, "The woman whom you gave me, she gave me some fruit from the tree and I ate it."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The man answered, "That woman, the one you gave me, gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.

King James 2000 Bible
And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

American King James Version
And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

American Standard Version
And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Adam said: The woman, whom thou gavest me to be my companion, gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

Darby Bible Translation
And Man said, The woman, whom thou hast given [to be] with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.

English Revised Version
And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the man said, The woman, whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.

World English Bible
The man said, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate."

Young's Literal Translation
and the man saith, 'The woman whom Thou didst place with me -- she hath given to me of the tree -- and I do eat.'
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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 the man said,.... Not being able any longer to conceal the truth, though he shifts off the blame as much as possible from himself:

the woman whom thou gavest to be with me: to be his wife and his companion, to be an help meet unto him, and share with him in the blessings of paradise, to assist in civil and domestic affairs, and join with him in acts of religion and devotion:

she gave me of the tree, and I did eat; she first ate of it herself, through the solicitations of the serpent, and then she persuaded me to eat of it; and accordingly I did, I own it. By this answer Adam endeavours to cast the blame partly upon his wife, and partly upon God; though in what he said he told the truth, and what was matter of fact, yet it carries this innuendo, that if it had not been for his wife he had never ate of it, which was a foolish excuse; for he, being her head and husband, should have taught her better, and been more careful to have prevented her eating of this fruit, and should have dissuaded her from it, and have reproved her for it, instead of following her example, and taking it from her hands: and more than this he tacitly reflects upon God, that he had given him a woman, who, instead of being an help meet to him, had helped to ruin him; and that if he had not given him this woman, he had never done what he had: but at this rate a man may find fault with God for the greatest blessings and mercies of life bestowed on him, which are abused by him, and so aggravate his condemnation.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12. The woman … gave me—He blames God [Calvin]. As the woman had been given him for his companion and help, he had eaten of the tree from love to her; and perceiving she was ruined, was determined not to survive her [M'knight].

Genesis 3:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
God Arraigns Adam and Eve
11And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?" 12The man said, "The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate." 13Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."…
Cross References
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?"

1 Samuel 15:15
Saul answered, "The soldiers brought them from the Amalekites; they spared the best of the sheep and cattle to sacrifice to the LORD your God, but we totally destroyed the rest."

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

Proverbs 28:13
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
Treasury of Scripture

And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

Genesis 2:18,20,22 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; …

Exodus 32:21-24 And Moses said to Aaron, What did this people to you, that you have …

1 Samuel 15:20-24 And Saul said to Samuel, Yes, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, …

Job 31:33 If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding my iniquity in my bosom:

Proverbs 19:3 The foolishness of man perverts his way: and his heart frets against the LORD.

Proverbs 28:13 He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoever confesses …

Luke 10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?

Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to …

James 1:13-15 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot …

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