Genesis 2:17

“But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and euill, thou shalt not eate of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you may not take; for on the day when you take of it, death will certainly come to you.
- Basic English Bible

but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest of it thou shalt certainly die.
- Darby Bible

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest of it thou shalt surely die.
- Webster's Bible

but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it; for in the day that you eat of it you will surely die."
- World English Bible

and of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou dost not eat of it, for in the day of thine eating of it -- dying thou dost die.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Genesis 2

  • Dennis Flannery
    God simply made man and woman from the dust of the ground and he also used a rib from Adam they also became one flesh in husband and wife but they boath came from the dust
  • Dw
    The text is in order. Male and female were created on the sixth day. Adam and Eve were created on the eigth day and put in the garden of Eden. Adam and Eve are the lineage of Jesus. All of mankind does not come from Adam and Eve, as God does not endorse incest. Cain left and found a wife
    , as did Seth, from the people already on Earth from the sixth day creation. The text is in order
  • Sandy
    Rebecca Why does Genesis 1 and 2 seem to contradict?
    I think chapter 2 is explaining chapter 1 in more detail. Irene123 I don't think the fruit is important. I think the fact that Adam and Eve were tricked into disobeying God. The important issue. The SIN is DISOBEYING GOD! It's not what you do.
  • Rebecca
    Why does Genesis 1 and 2 seem to contradict? Or is it that chapter one is like the thesis in the beginning of an essay while chapter 2 elaborates and goes into more detail of what the first chapter said?
  • Peter
    No mis print but it is just telling more detail of previous things. This is a typical way of telling things. often there is an outline and or introduction and then more detail.
  • Mark
    If Eve came from Adams Rib...who is the Female the bible says that God created on the sixth day WITH Adam?...Is this a misprint?

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