Adam and Eve Story | Bible Story

adam and eve story

After creating the heavens, the earth, the seas and skies, and all the plants and animals, God looked upon His magnificent creation and saw that it was amazingly good. But He had saved the most wonderful act for last.

God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness!” Taking dust from the very ground He had formed, God carefully shaped and molded it into a human body – the first man. God leaned down and breathed into the man’s nostrils, filling him with the very breath of life. Suddenly, the man became a living, breathing soul!

God named this first man Adam, which means “from the ground,” since he was formed from the dust of the earth. God looked at Adam with joy and said, “You are very good!”

Then God planted a beautiful garden in a place called Eden, in the east. This garden was more wonderful than anything Adam had ever seen, filled with lush green trees, colorful flowers, babbling brooks, and sweet-smelling fruits of every variety. God placed Adam right in the middle of this paradise to cultivate and keep it.

God gave Adam one special command, saying “You may eat from any tree in the garden, except from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat from that tree, you will surely die.”

At first, Adam was surrounded by an incredible abundance of trees to enjoy, but he was all alone as the only human in the Garden of Eden. So God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

God began parading all the animals He had created before Adam to see what he would call them. Adam got to name the cows, sheep, deer, lions, bears, monkeys, and every living creature, including the birds that soared across the sky. What an amazing parade of animals!

But despite being surrounded by so many wonderful animals, Adam still did not have a suitable partner or companion like himself. None of the animals were just right to end Adam’s loneliness.

So God caused Adam to fall into a deep, deep sleep. As he slumbered, God took one of Adam’s ribs and skillfully formed it into a woman. God breathed life into her just as He had with Adam.

When Adam awoke, God presented the woman to him. Adam was overjoyed! He looked at her in wonder and said, “This one is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh! She will be called woman, because she was taken from man.”

Adam and the woman were both naked, but felt no shame, as their innocence and purity clothed them perfectly. God had created them without sin in His own holy image.

God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth!” He put Adam and the woman in charge over all the living creatures, to rule and reign over His creation together.

And so the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, lived joyfully together in the Garden of Eden paradise that God had created for them. There was no death, pain or suffering of any kind. Just abundant life, peace, and fellowship with their loving Creator.

Every day God would come to walk with them in the cool of the evening through the garden. Adam and Eve were able to talk with God face to face. What an amazing relationship!

God gave Adam and Eve only one rule – they could eat from any tree except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. But sadly, a crafty serpent entered the garden and tempted Eve to disobey God’s command.

The serpent asked Eve, “Did God really say ‘You can’t eat from any tree in the garden’?” Eve told the serpent about God’s rule regarding the forbidden tree, but he twisted the truth, saying “You won’t die! God just doesn’t want you to be like Him, knowing good and evil.”

Eve looked at the fruit, and saw that it appeared delicious. Succumbing to the serpent’s lie, she took some of the fruit and ate it. Eve then gave some to Adam, and he ate it too – directly disobeying the Lord’s command.

Suddenly their eyes were opened, and they realized they were naked. For the first time they felt ashamed and afraid. When they heard God walking in the garden, they hid themselves among the trees.

But God called out, “Where are you?” He knew exactly what had happened. Though they tried to hide their sin, God saw right through their excuses and made them face what they had done.

Because of their disobedience, God punished the serpent, Eve, and Adam. Sin had now entered the world, and creation was tainted by its deadly effects. God sadly banished Adam and Eve from the perfect Garden of Eden, to go out and toil and suffer on the earth.

Yet even in the midst of just consequences for their sin, God showed them mercy. He provided coverings of clothing made of animal skins to replace the inadequate coverings they had made. God promised that a descendant of Eve would one day defeat the serpent and overcome sin and death once and for all.

Though Adam and Eve had disobeyed, severing the intimate relationship with God, He still cared for them. God watched over Adam and Eve as they went out into the world, beginning the long human journey tainted by sin’s curse until their coming Savior would make all things new again.