Once, god made a beautiful garden called the Garden of Eden. Birds sang in the trees, animals lived there, and streams flowed through this garden. Fruits and trees grew there too. In the centre of garden, there was a tree called the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. The tree had the special power to give the knowledge of good and evil to anyone who ate it’s fruit.

Adam was the first man made by God.  God told Adam to look after the trees in the garden and warned him, “You may eat fruits from any tree you like, but not from the Tree of Knowledge. If you do not obey, you shall die:” God did not mean that they will drop dead, their spirit would die. God felt sorry for Adam so that night, he took a rib from Adam and made a woman.

In the same garden, there lived a serpent. He advised Eve to eat the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and told her that if she ate the fruit, she would become wise like God. Tempted by this, Eve ate the fruit and made Adam also eat it.

The next day, when God came to the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve hid themselves from Him, as now they had gained knowledge and felt guilty of what they did. God asked them, “Did you eat the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?” He had told them not to touch it, and they blamed each other for their sins.

God was sad that Adam and Eve had disobeyed them.  He told them that they had to leave the Garden of Eden, “From now on you’ll have to scratch a living from the soil.  You’ll need to make clothes and grow food.  Nothing will come easily — not even childbirth.  And one day, you will die.”

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