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THE MAN AND WOMAN SIN
Adam and Eve are free to roam, to enjoy the garden and the animals, and to walk
and talk with God. They live with only one restriction—to not eat from the tree of
the knowledge of good and evil. But they choose to defy God and eat the tree’s
fruit. Then sin enters the world; it divides everything and uncertainty reigns.
Adam and Eve are separated from God, but God continues to love them. Even
though sin enters the world, changing everything, God’s big story continues.
made a woman from the rib, and he brought
her to the man.
“At last!” the man exclaimed.
“This one is bone from my bone,
and flesh from my flesh!
She will be called ‘woman,’
because she was taken from ‘man.’”
This explains why a man leaves his father
and mother and is joined to his wife, and the
two are united into one.
Now the man and his wife were both
naked, but they felt no shame.
THE MAN AND WOMAN SIN
a | WEDDINGS | 2:18-25
Then the Lord God planted a garden in Eden
in the east, and there he placed the man he had
made. 9 The Lord God made all sorts of trees
grow up from the ground—trees that were beautiful and that produced delicious fruit. In the
middle of the garden he placed the tree of life
and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
A river flowed from the land of Eden, watering the garden and then dividing into four
branches. 11 The first branch, called the Pi
shon, flowed around the entire land of Hav
ilah, where gold is found. 12 The gold of that
land is exceptionally pure; aromatic resin and
onyx stone are also found there. 13 The second
branch, called the Gihon, flowed around the
entire land of Cush. 14 The third branch, called
the Tigris, flowed east of the land of Asshur.
The fourth branch is called the Euphrates.
The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it. 16 But the
Lord God warned him, “You may freely eat the
fruit of e very tree in the garden—17 except the
tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you
eat its fruit, you are sure to die.”
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good
for the man to be alone. I will make a helper
who is just right for him.” 19 So the Lord God
formed from the ground all the wild animals
and all the birds of the sky. He brought them
to the man* to see what he would call them,
and the man chose a name for each one. 20 He
gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of
the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there
was no helper just right for him.
So the Lord God caused the man to fall
into a deep sleep. While the man slept, the
Lord God took out one of the man’s ribs* and
closed up the opening. 22 Then the Lord God
The serpent was the shrewdest of all the
wild animals the Lord God had made. One
day he asked the woman, “Did God really say
you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees
in the garden?”
“Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in
the garden,” the woman replied. 3 “It’s only the
fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden
that we are not allowed to eat. God said, ‘You
must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you
“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.”
The 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. 7 At that moment
2:19 Or Adam, and so throughout the chapter. 2:21 Or took a part
of the man’s side.