WDYS — Bible Words

Mom and Dad encourage me to read the Bible and I love the wonderful stories in that book. But sometimes there are passages in the Bible that I find a little confusing, and Mom and Dad always tell me that I can ask them questions any time I don’t understand something.

One evening after dinner I was in my room reading the Bible and there was a term that I didn’t understand. Mom and Dad were in their bedroom, so I knocked on the door, but they didn’t answer. I knew they were in there because I could hear them breathing.

I turned the doorknob and pushed the door open. What I saw was jaw dropping. They were on the bed with no clothes on and Dad was doing push-ups on top of Mom. I gasped and Dad looked at me, pulled the bedsheets over the two of them, and asked me what I wanted. I said, “I’m sorry to interrupt your exercising, Dad, but there’s a word in the Bible that I don’t understand.”

“What word is that, son?” he asked.

“It’s begat,” I said. “B-e-g-a-t.”

Mom and Dad both burst out laughing. I’m still not sure why.


Written for Sadje’s What Do You See prompt. Photo credit: Ben White @ Unsplash.

12 thoughts on “WDYS — Bible Words

  1. Marleen June 21, 2022 / 11:48 pm

    Good story, Fandango. And it makes all the sense in the world with that picture.

    Uh… I’m gonna guess his parents haven’t read much of Genesis. It might be a good idea to stop the poor kid now, or “lose” the book. Get him a storybook version or something else. Don’t want him reading about Abraham and Lot in town with a daughter, nor the next couple or so of the stories after that. Here is a lighter and glossed-over version and approach to the former (with, also, a preface):

    https://ticiamessing.com/genesis-abraham-and-lot/

    And… then you skip over a bunch, except for the wife turning into a pillar of salt. Really, what happens is the kids are bored with the whole thing except when you’re at a place with other kids. The time is short there, and you only ever get to the most highlighted stories. Maybe when your son or daughter gets older, they read for themselves then. But there are probably a few like this little fella.

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