9 Then YHWH Elohim called out to Adam and said to him, "Where (are) you?" 10 So he said, "Your voice I heard in the garden and I was afraid. For naked (am) I, and I have hid myself." 11Then He said, "Who made known to you that naked (are) you? From the tree which I commanded you to not eat from it, did you eat?" 12 Then Adam said, "The woman which you gave with me, she gave to me from the tree and I ate." 13Then YHWH Elohim said to the woman, "What (is) this you did?" Then the woman said, "the serpent deceived me and I ate."
14 Then YHWH Elohim said to the serpent, "That you did this: Cursed (are) you from all the beasts and from all the creatures of the field. Upon your belly you will walk, and dust you will eat all the days of your life.” (Genesis 3:9-14, URLV)
OK, back to the garden where we last saw the amazing strategy that Adam and Eve devised for avoiding punishment for their sin: “Oops!!! There’s Yahweh God!!! Let’s hide!!!” Hmmm . . . . they’ve got the Creator of EVERYTHING walking around their neighborhood, and they think they can duck behind some trees and maybe He’ll just go away?
Whew! Or, as our British cousins might say, “Blimey!”
Back soon; grace and peace in Christ,