Hands-On Bible Genesis Sampler - Flipbook - Page 37
"Thumb-thing" to Think About
Read Genesis 3. Adam and Eve messed
up big time by disobeying. Then they tried
to hide from God. Duh!
Use a washable marker to
scribble on the bottom of
Press your thumb
on a clean piece of
You see your thumbprint.
But did you know your fingerprints are
on everything you touch? You can’t see
them, but they’re there.
God didn’t need fingerprints to bust
Adam and Eve. GOD SEES EVERYTHING. But God wants to forgive
us—that’s why he sent Jesus. When we
believe in Jesus and tell God we’re
sorry, he’ll wash away our sins!
that we are not allowed to eat. God said, ‘You must
not eat it or even touch it; ifyou do, you will die.’”
4“You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the
woman. 5 “God knows that your eyes will be
opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like
God, knowing both good and evil.”
6The woman was convinced. She saw that the
tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious,
and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So
she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she
gave some to her husband, who was with her, and
he ate it, too. 7At that moment their eyes were
opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their
nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to
8When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the Lord God
walking about in the garden. So they hid from
the Lord God among the trees. 9 Then the Lord
God called to the man, “Where are you?”
10He replied, “I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked.”
11“Who told you that you were naked?” the
Lord God asked. “Have you eaten from the tree
whose fruit I commanded you not to eat?”
12 The man replied, “It was the woman you gave
me who gave me the fruit, and I ate it.”
... Genesis 3
13 Then the Lord God asked the woman, “What
have you done?”
“ The serpent deceived me,” she replied.
“That’s why I ate it.”
14 Then the Lord God said to the serpent,
“Because you have done this, you are cursed
more than all animals, domestic and wild.
You will crawl on your belly,
groveling in the dust as long as you live.
15 And I will cause hostility between you and
and between your offspring and her
He will strike your head,
and you will strike his heel.”
16Then he said to the woman,
“I will sharpen the pain of your pregnancy,
and in pain you will give birth.
And you will desire to control your husband,
but he will rule over you.”
17And to the man he said,
“Since you listened to your wife and ate from
whose fruit I commanded you not to eat,
the ground is cursed because of you.
All your life you will struggle to scratch
a living from it.
18 It will grow thorns and thistles for you,
though you will eat of its grains.
19 By the sweat of your brow
will you have food to eat
until you return to the ground
from which you were made.
For you were made from dust,
and to dust you will return.”
Paradise Lost: God’s Judgment
the man—Adam—named his wife Eve,
because she would be the mother of all who live.
21And the Lord God made clothing from animal
skins for Adam and his wife.
22 Then the Lord God said, “Look, the human
beings have become like us, knowing both good
and evil. What if they reach out, take fruit from
the tree of life, and eat it? Then they will live forever!” 23 So the Lord God banished them from the
Garden of Eden, and he sent Adam out to cultivate
the ground from which he had been made.
24After sending them out, the Lord God stationed
mighty cherubim to the east of the Garden of
Eden. And he placed a flaming sword that flashed
back and forth to guard the way to the tree oflife.