1 A Canticle in steps. From the depths, I have cried out to you, O Lord.
2 O Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
3 If you, O Lord, were to heed iniquities, who, O Lord, could persevere?
4 For with you, there is forgiveness, and because of your law, I persevered with you, Lord. My soul has persevered in his word.
5 My soul has hoped in the Lord.
6 From the morning watch, even until night, let Israel hope in the Lord.
7 For with the Lord there is mercy, and with him there is bountiful redemption.
8 And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
9 And the Lord God called Adam and said to him: "Where are you?"
10 And he said, "I heard your voice in Paradise, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and so I hid myself."
11 He said to him, "Then who told you that you were naked, if you have not eaten of the tree from which I instructed you that you should not eat?"
12 And Adam said, "The woman, whom you gave to me as a companion, gave to me from the tree, and I ate."
13 And the Lord God said to the woman, "Why have you done this?" And she responded, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."
14 And the Lord God said to the serpent: "Because you have done this, you are cursed among all living things, even the wild beasts of the earth. Upon your breast shall you travel, and the ground shall you eat, all the days of your life.
15 I will put enmities between you and the woman, between your offspring and her offspring. She will crush your head, and you will lie in wait for her heel."
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