Eve’s Punishment

Genesis 3:16, 20; 4:1–2

Works of art by Damien Hirst, Louise Bourgeois, and Unknown artist
Commentaries by Holly Morse

Genesis 3:16, 20; 4:1–2

Bible passage (Revised Standard Version)

16To the woman he said,

“I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing;

in pain you shall bring forth children,

yet your desire shall be for your husband,

and he shall rule over you.”


20 The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.


4 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord.” 2And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a tiller of the ground.