The Books of the Bible Covenant History for Kids | Page 6

Day 1  •   G enes is, part 1  11 ­ hat’s why a man l ­ eaves his fa­ther and moth­er and is ­joined to his T wife. The two of them be­come one. Adam and his wife were both na­ked. They ­didn’t feel any ­shame. The ser­pent was more clev­er than any of the wild an­i­mals the Lord God had made. The ser­pent said to the wom­an, “Did God real­ly say, ‘You must not eat ­fruit from any tree in the gar­den’?” The wom­an said to the ser­pent, “We may eat ­fruit from the ­trees in the gar­den. But God did say, ‘You must not eat the ­fruit from the tree in the mid­dle of the gar­den. Do not even t ­ ouch it. If you do, you will die.’ ” “You will cer­tain­ly not die,” the ser­pent said to the wom­an. “God knows that when you eat f ­ ruit from that tree, you will know t ­ hings you have nev­er ­known be­fore. Like God, you will be able to tell the dif­fer­ence be­tween good and evil.” The wom­an saw that the tree’s ­fruit was good to eat and pleas­ ing to look at. She also saw that it w ­ ould make a per­son wise. So she took some of the f ­ ruit and ate it. She also gave some to her hus­band, who was with her. And he ate it. Then both of them knew t ­ hings they had nev­er k ­ nown be­fore. They re­al­ized they were na­ked. So they s ­ ewed to­geth­er fig l ­ eaves and made c ­ lothes for them­selves. Then the man and his wife ­heard the Lord God walk­ing in the gar­den. It was dur­ing the cool­est time of the day. They hid from the Lord God a ­ mong the t ­ rees of the gar­den. But the Lord God called out to the man. “­Where are you?” he ­asked. “I ­heard you in the gar­den,” the man an­swered. “I was ­afraid, be­cause I was na­ked. So I hid.” The Lord God said, “Who told you that you were na­ked? Have you eat­en ­fruit from the tree I com­mand­ed you not to eat from?” The man said, “It’s the f ­ ault of the wom­an you put here with me. She gave me some f ­ ruit from the tree. And I ate it.” Then the Lord God said to the wom­an, “What have you done?” The wom­an said, “The ser­pent ­tricked me. ­That’s why I ate the fruit.” God spoke to the serpent, the woman and Adam. Each one would have a more difficult life because they disobeyed God.