Immaculate Conception: 1st Reading

Genesis 3:9-15, 20

After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree,
   the LORD God called to the man and asked him, “Where are you?”
He answered, “I heard you in the garden;
   but I was afraid, because I was naked,
   so I hid myself.”
Then he asked, “Who told you that you were naked?
You have eaten, then,
   from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!”
The man replied, “The woman whom you put here with me—
   she gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it.”
The LORD God then asked the woman,
   “Why did you do such a thing?”
The woman answered, “The serpent tricked me into it, so I ate it.”

Then the LORD God said to the serpent:
   “Because you have done this, you shall be banned
      from all the animals
      and from all the wild creatures;
   on your belly shall you crawl,
      and dirt shall you eat
      all the days of your life.
   I will put enmity between you and the woman,
      and between your offspring and hers;
   he will strike at your head,
      while you strike at his heel.”

The man called his wife Eve,
   because she became the mother of all the living.