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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 2

  • Peter
    And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Our first breath is the beginning of semiconscious developemt of the mind.
  • Hughes
    Yes I believe there was a spoken creation in Genesis 1:26 of a spiritual life.Then there is Genesis 2:7 where there is a fleshy body.You truly have to allow the holy spirit to teach you the understanding of 11 Corinthians 4th chapter looking closely at 11cor.4:18.Trusting GOD WHOM I BELIEVE IS LOVE ❤ REQUIRES A DEEP LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING TO SEE CLEARLY GENESIS CHAPTER 2
  • James mores
    Yes adam wasnt the first man. He eas the begining of his choosen race. The linange of the seed to reconcile man.for he new that sin was in evatable. The seed would redeem man through jesus christ.and set the stage for a free willed god loving eternal relationship between god and man
  • Andrea
    Would this not be considered an 8th day
    Creation? Where as in verse 8 the Lord God
    Created the garden of Eden and created man
    Then from man created woman. Then made every tree good for food? As this all comes after the 7th day that was finished and he rested.
  • 777insight
    Never forget that Adam was Blind when in the garden. Blind=not loving God
  • Insight777
    Do you believe the 1st verse? Then you believe the truth. There are 2 creation stories

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