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The Genesis 3:16 word translated as "sorrow" or "pain" is the Hebrew word estev. This word is also used when God informs Adam of how the fall will affect him. This word is accurately translated as sorrow. Let's look at this Bible verse from the New Revised Standard Version. Genesis 3:16-17: To the woman He said, "I will greatly multiply your pangs ...


In Genesis 3:16 rather than saying that she would experience pain (as if it were something new), it--instead--says that the pain will be multiplied or increased. To me, this seems to be an indication that there would have been some measure of pain regardless. I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. (Gen ...

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