Genesis 3:7
New International Version
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

New Living Translation
At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.

English Standard Version
Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.

Berean Study Bible
And the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; so they sewed together fig leaves and made coverings for themselves.

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.

New American Standard Bible
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves waist coverings.

NASB 1995
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.

NASB 1977
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.

Amplified Bible
Then the eyes of the two of them were opened [that is, their awareness increased], and they knew that they were naked; and they fastened fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.

American Standard Version
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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked, and they fastened leaves of figs and they made loincloths for themselves.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the eyes of both were opened, and they perceived that they were naked, and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons to go round them.

Contemporary English Version
At once they saw what they had done, and they realized they were naked. Then they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the eyes of them both were opened: and when they perceived themselves to be naked, they sewed together fig leaves, and made themselves aprons.

English Revised Version
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.

Good News Translation
As soon as they had eaten it, they were given understanding and realized that they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and covered themselves.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then their eyes were opened, and they both realized that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together and made clothes for themselves.

International Standard Version
As a result, they both understood what they had done, and they became aware that they were naked. So they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig-leaves together, and made themselves girdles.

Literal Standard Version
and the eyes of them both are opened, and they know that they [are] naked, and they sew fig-leaves, and make girdles for themselves.

NET Bible
Then the eyes of both of them opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

New Heart English Bible
The eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. So they sewed fig leaves together, and made coverings for themselves.

World English Bible
The eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

Young's Literal Translation
and the eyes of them both are opened, and they know that they are naked, and they sew fig-leaves, and make to themselves girdles.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Serpent's Deception
6When the woman saw that the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eyes, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom, she took the fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. 7And the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; so they sewed together fig leaves and made coverings for themselves.

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

Isaiah 47:3
Your nakedness will be uncovered and your shame will be exposed. I will take vengeance; I will spare no one."

Lamentations 1:8
Jerusalem has sinned greatly; therefore she has become an object of scorn. All who honored her now despise her, for they have seen her nakedness; she herself groans and turns away.


Treasury of Scripture

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.

And the.

Genesis 3:5
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.

Deuteronomy 28:34
So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

2 Kings 6:20
And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, LORD, open the eyes of these men, that they may see. And the LORD opened their eyes, and they saw; and, behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.

knew.

Genesis 3:10,11
And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself…

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

and they.

Job 9:29-31
If I be wicked, why then labour I in vain? …

Isaiah 28:20
For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.

Isaiah 59:6
Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.

aprons.









(7) The eyes of them both were opened.--This consciousness of guilt came upon them as soon as they had broken God's commandment by eating of the forbidden fruit; and it is evident from the narrative that they ate together; for otherwise Eve would have been guilty of leading Adam into sin after her understanding had been enlightened to perceive the consequences of her act. But manifestly her deed was not without his cognisance and approval, and he had shared, in his own way, her ambition of attaining to the God like. But how miserably was this proud desire dis appointed! Their increased knowledge brought only shame. Their minds were awakened and enlarged, but the price they paid for it was their innocence and peace.

They sewed fig leaves together.--There is no reason for supposing that the leaves were those of the pisang (Musa paradisiaca), which grow ten feet long. Everywhere else the word signifies the common fig-tree (Ficus carica), one of the earliest plants subjected to man's use. More remarkable is the word sewed. The Syriac translator felt the difficulty of supposing Eve acquainted with the art of needlework, and renders it, "they stuck leaves together." But the word certainly implies something more elaborate than this. Probably some time elapsed between their sin and its punishment; and thus there was not merely that first hasty covering of themselves which has made commentators look about for a leaf large enough to encircle their bodies, but respite sufficient to allow of something more careful and ingenious; and Eve may have used her first advance in intellect for the adornment of her person. During this delay they would have time for reflection, and begin to understand the nature of the change that had taken place in their condition.

Aprons.--More correctly, girdles.

Verse 7. - And the eyes of them both were opened. The fatal deed committed, the promised results ensued, but not the anticipated blessings.

(1) The eyes of their minds were opened to perceive that they were no longer innocent, and

(2) the eyes of their bodies to behold that they were not precisely as they had been. And they knew that they were naked.

(1) Spiritually (cf. Exodus 32:25; Ezekiel 16:22; Revelation 3:17), and . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And the eyes
עֵינֵ֣י (‘ê·nê)
Noun - cdc
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

of both of them
שְׁנֵיהֶ֔ם (šə·nê·hem)
Number - mdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

were opened,
וַתִּפָּקַ֙חְנָה֙ (wat·tip·pā·qaḥ·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 6491: To open, to be observant

and they
הֵ֑ם (hêm)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

knew
וַיֵּ֣דְע֔וּ (way·yê·ḏə·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3045: To know

that
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they [were] naked;
עֵֽירֻמִּ֖ם (‘ê·rum·mim)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 5903: Naked, nakedness

so they sewed together
וַֽיִּתְפְּרוּ֙ (way·yiṯ·pə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 8609: To sew together

fig
תְאֵנָ֔ה (ṯə·’ê·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8384: Of foreign derivation, the fig

leaves
עֲלֵ֣ה (‘ă·lêh)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5929: A leaf, foliage

and made
וַיַּעֲשׂ֥וּ (way·ya·‘ă·śū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

coverings
חֲגֹרֹֽת׃ (ḥă·ḡō·rōṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 2290: A belt, girdle

for themselves.
לָהֶ֖ם (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew


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