The Books of the Bible Covenant History | Page 7

6 | Genesis Genesis | 6 “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man ­leaves his fa­ther and moth­er and is unit­ed to his wife, and they be­come one flesh. Adam and his wife were both na­ked, and they felt no shame. Now the ser­pent was more c ­ rafty than any of the wild an­i­mals the Lord God had made. He said to the wom­an, “Did God real­ly say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the gar­den’?” The wom­an said to the ser­pent, “We may eat ­fruit from the t ­ rees in the gar­den, but God did say, ‘You must not eat f ­ ruit from the tree that is in the mid­dle of the gar­den, and you must not ­touch it, or you will die.’ ” “You will not cer­tain­ly die,” the ser­pent said to the wom­an. “For God k ­ nows that when you eat from it your eyes will be o ­ pened, and you will be like God, know­ing good and evil.” When the wom­an saw that the ­fruit of the tree was good for food and pleas­ing to the eye, and also de­sir­able for gain­ing wis­ dom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her hus­band, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they re­al­ized they were na­ked; so they s ­ ewed fig ­leaves to­geth­er and made cov­er­ings for them­selves. Then the man and his wife h ­ eard the ­sound of the Lord God as he was walk­ing in the gar­den in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God a ­ mong the t ­ rees of the gar­den. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” He an­swered, “I ­heard you in the gar­den, and I was ­afraid be­ cause I was na­ked; so I hid.” And he said, “Who told you that you were na­ked? Have you eat­en from the tree that I com­mand­ed you not to eat from?” The man said, “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 is this you have done?” The wom­an said, “The ser­pent de­ceived me, and I ate.” So the Lord God said to the ser­pent, “Be­cause you have done this, 2:24–3:14 “Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. 2:24–3:14