Our first parents decide to ignore God's command.
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
“Because you have done this,
you are cursed above all livestock,
and above every animal of the field.
You shall go on your belly
and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.
and between your offspring and her offspring.
He will bruise your head,
and you will bruise his heel.”
“I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth.
You will bear children in pain.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.”
“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 labour all the days of your life.
and you will eat the herb of the field.
for you were taken out of it.
For you are dust,
and you shall return to dust.”
1. How did the serpent contradict what God had said?
v 4 The serpent said to the woman, “You won’t really die,
2. What made the fruit of the forbidden tree attractive to the woman when she saw it?
v 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, ...
3. What was God's punishment for Adam?
v 17 to 19 ... the ground is cursed for your sake. You will eat from it with much labour all the days of your life. It will yield thorns and thistles to you; and you will eat the herb of the field. You will eat bread by the sweat of your face until you return to the ground, for you were taken out of it. ...
- v 1 to 3 The serpent questions the woman about God's command
- v 4 and 5 The serpent asserts that she won't die if she disobeys God and suggests to the woman that she will then become wise
- v 6 and 7 The woman and man choose to listen to the serpent and they realise their nakedness
- v 8 to 13 They hide from God, but he finds them and asks questions
- v 14 and 15 God reprimands the serpent and promises hostility between the offspring of the serpent and the woman
- v 16 to 19 God pronounces pain in childbirth on the woman, hard work and death on Adam
- v 20 to 24 Adam names Eve and God provides for them coverings. They are sent from the garden to prevent access to the tree of life