God’s words in the Garden are packed with meaning but are few in number. It is sufficient that God’s words are spoken in “open court.”
The man overheard God speak to the serpent about the coming Victor who would crush his head. He overheard the words of concern from God to the woman, alerting her that the man’s heart was no longer full of a loving desire for her. God knew that the man’s heart was full, instead, of the intention to rule over her – even though God had not given him dominion to rule over her. The man also hears God curse the soil and speak of the sorrowful toil that will result.