The Books of the Bible The Prophets for Kids | Page 5

10  Day 1  •   Gen es i s, pa rt 1 earth. And t ­ here was no one to farm the land. But s ­ treams came from the e ­ arth. They wa­tered the en­tire sur­face of the g ­ round. Then the Lord God ­formed a man. He made him out of the dust of the ­ground. God ­breathed the ­breath of life into him. And the man be­came a liv­ing per­son. The Lord God had plant­ed a gar­den in the east in Eden. He put in the gar­den the man he had f ­ ormed. The Lord God made ev­ery kind of tree grow out of the ­ground. The ­trees were pleas­ing to look at. ­Their ­fruit was good to eat. ­There were two ­trees in the mid­dle of the gar­den. One of them had ­fruit that let peo­ple live for­ev­er. The oth­er had ­fruit that let peo­ple tell the dif­fer­ence be­tween good and evil. The Lord God put the man in the Gar­den of Eden. He put him there to farm its land and take care of it. The Lord God gave the man a com­mand. He said, “You may eat f ­ ruit from any tree in the gar­den. But you must not eat the ­fruit from the tree of the knowl­ edge of good and evil. If you do, you will cer­tain­ly die.” The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be a ­ lone. I will make a help­er who is just ­right for him.” The Lord God had f ­ ormed all the wild an­i­mals and all the ­birds in the sky. He had made all of them out of the g ­ round. He b ­ rought them to the man to see what n ­ ames he ­would give them. And the name the man gave each liv­ing crea­ture be­came its name. So the man gave n ­ ames to all the live­stock, all the b ­ irds in the sky, and all the wild an­i­mals. But Adam ­didn’t find a help­er that was just ­right for him. So the Lord God c ­ aused him to fall into a deep ­sleep. ­While the man was sleep­ing, the Lord God took out one of the ­man’s ribs. Then the Lord God c ­ losed the open­ing in the m ­ an’s side. Then the Lord God made a wom­an. He made her from the rib he had tak­en out of the man. And the Lord God b ­ rought her to the man. The man said, “Her bones have come from my bones. Her body has come from my body. She will be named ‘woman,’ because she was taken out of a man.”