Chapter And Verse

NB: Chapter and Verse is written in ‘real time’ with each addition written close to the time of publication. With any long writing project, it is inevitable that earlier entries will be rewritten in the light of later thinking as the completed piece takes shape. Text in the images reflect the earliest version of any particular verse, while the written text to the right contain later revisions.


The Lord made all things good and in their place,
Then crafted humans to reflect His face.

He grew a garden, placed His humans there,
For them to walk in His abundant care.

But serpent’s lies of right and wrong took root;
God cast them out for taste of tempter’s fruit.

Then Cain, their son, led Abel to his death;
God’s worship started with the son of Seth;

And Enoch walked with God, then went away;
So Adam’s family grew, ‘til Noah’s day.

When God saw human hearts had fallen dark,
And He commanded Noah: ‘Build an Ark’.

The waters rose as rain began to pour,
God kept a righteous remnant to restore.

So when the dove brought signs of things which grew,
All in the ark walked out on Earth made new.

No sooner was the rainbow promise made,
Than human darkness was once more displayed.

Now, Noah’s sons were Japheth, Ham and Shem,
So Earth was filled by nations grown from them,

Their tongues were twisted for their tower plan;
And Abram’s father settled in Haran.

But God called Abram blessed and bade him go,
To settle in the land which He would show.

When Lot and Abram’s wealth became too great,
The time had come for them to separate.

But Sodom, where Lot went, fell to attack,
So Abram marched to bring his nephew back.