亞當夏娃的墮落 (The Fall of Adam and Eve)
撰文者: Wayne 發表日期: June 15, 2009 – 6:44 am




After making the earth and the heavens, God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. The man was called Adam. God made a beautiful garden called Eden, a paradise full of animals and fruit trees. At the center of the garden stood a tree with the special power to give the knowledge of good and evil to anyone who ate its fruit.


God told Adam to look after the plants, but warned him, “You may eat fruit from any tree in the garden, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you do, you will surely die.”


When God realized that Adam was lonely by himself, he made him fall into a deep sleep. He took out one of Adam’s ribs and from it he made a woman called Eve to be his wife. They were both naked, but they were no in the least embarrassment.


Now in the garden was a snake, who was the the most cunning of all the animals that God had created. He used his power of persuasion to get Eve into trobule. “You won’t die if you eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,” he said. “Instead you will be just like God, knowing what is good and what is evil.”


Eve was so tempted by the tasty food that could make her clever that she picked some and ate it. She offered some to Adam, who ate it too. Immediately, they realized taht they were naked and they were ashamed. They sewed fig leaves together as clothes to cover themselves.


When God came walking in the garden that evening, Adam and Eve hid themselves behind the trees in fear. “Adam, where are you?” God called. “Have you eaten the food I told you not to eat?”


Reluctantly, Adam had to admit that he had. “The snake tricked me into giving it to him,” Eve explained, sadly.


God was angry that Adam and Eve had disobeyed him, and told Adam, “I will curse the ground with weed, so that you will have to work hard to grow your food.” Also, God told Eve, “I will greatly increase your pain in childbearing.”


Then God banished Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden forever.


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