The Story of the Fall

The Bible reveals that God created all things, including man and woman. He called the man's name Adam, and the woman's name Eve. God gave them a home called Eden, a place of paradise. Man was given dominion over all the works of God's hands, but Satan came and tempted the woman to soon. Adam made a choice to love the woman and allow sin and death to enter the world. God pronounced judgment upon them and the serpent and they were driven from the garden of Eden. God placed the Cherubim to guard the way to the tree of life.

The Fall of Man
Genesis 3

Chapter 3

The serpent deceives Eve

1 - Now the serpent was more subtle than any animal of the field which Yahweh God had made. He said to the woman, "Has God really said, 'You shall not eat of any tree of the garden?'"

2 - The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees of the garden,

3 - but not the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden. God has said, 'You shall not eat of it. You shall not touch it, lest you die.'"

4 - The serpent said to the woman, "You won't really die,

5 - for God knows that in the day you eat it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

Adam and Eve sin and death enters the world

6 - When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took some of its fruit, and ate; and she gave some to her husband with her, and he ate it, too.

7 - Their eyes were opened, and they both knew that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together, and made coverings for themselves.

8 - They heard Yahweh God's voice walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God among the trees of the garden.

God requires the man and woman to give an answer

9 - Yahweh God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?"

10 - The man said, "I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself."

11 - God said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?"

12 - The man said, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate it."

13 - Yahweh God said to the woman, "What have you done?"The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

God curses the serpent and give us the promise of a Redeemer

14 - Yahweh God said to the serpent,"Because you have done this,you are cursed above all livestock,and above every animal of the field.You shall go on your bellyand you shall eat dust all the days of your life.

15 - I will put hostility between you and the woman,and between your offspring and her offspring.He will bruise your head,and you will bruise his heel."

God's curse and punishment upon mankind

16 - To the woman he said,"I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth.In pain you will bear children. Your desire will be for your husband,and he will rule over you."

17 - To Adam he said,"Because you have listened to your wife's voice,and ate from the tree,about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it, 'the ground is cursed for your sake. You will eat from it with much labor all the days of your life.

18 - It will yield thorns and thistles to you;and you will eat the herb of the field.

19 - By the sweat of your face will you eat bread until you return to the ground,for out of it you were taken. For you are dust,and to dust you shall return."

God provides a covering for sin

20 - The man called his wife Eve because she would be the mother of all the living.

21 - Yahweh God made coats of animal skins for Adam and for his wife, and clothed them.

God drives Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden

22 - Yahweh God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand, and also take of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever-"


23 - Therefore Yahweh God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken.


24 - So he drove out the man; and he placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life
 

 

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The Story of the Bible - The Old Testament, Quick Summary, About, Divisions, Timeline, Charts, Maps, Creation, Adam and Eve, The Flood, The Tower of Babel, Abraham the First Hebrew, Isaac, Son of Promise, Jacob and the 12 Tribes, Joseph and Egypt, Moses and the Exodus, The Giving of the Law, The Tabernacle, The Wilderness Wanderings, Joshua and the Promised Land, The Judges, Samuel the Prophet, Saul, Israel's First King, King David, King Solomon, The Divided Kingdom, The Northern Kingdom of Israel, The Southern Kingdom of Judah, The Assyrian Captivity, The Babylonian Captivity, The Return From Babylon, The Prophets, The Messiah, Conclusion, Bibliography and Credits

Summary of the Old Testament Books - Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

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A Survey of Old Testament Introduction, Revised and Expanded by Archer, 508 Pages, Pub. 2007

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