Genesis 3:12

“And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the man said, The woman whom thou gauest to be with mee, shee gaue me of the tree, and I did eate.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The man said, "The woman whom You gave {to be} with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me the fruit of the tree and I took it.
- Basic English Bible

And Man said, The woman, whom thou hast given [to be] with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.
- Darby Bible

And the man said, The woman, whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.
- Webster's Bible

The man said, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate."
- World English Bible

and the man saith, `The woman whom Thou didst place with me -- she hath given to me of the tree -- and I do eat.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the man said: 'The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 3

  • Yous Rasiel
    To all of you in the discussion on the tree of life, read up on Kabbalah. That is not only the hebrew word for receive but also for tradition. It is the faith of Adam and Abraham, the original patriarchs of the faith. In that understanding of the word of God, the numerals are "blocks" and letters are "beams", which the tree of life is formed. Read Aryeh Kaplan's translation of Sefer Yetzirah.
  • Susan
    Seems like the animal skins for covering was the first animal sacrifice for sins.
    Also, the tree of Life would have been destroyed by the Flood when the entire world was covered with water.
  • JJ
    Chico,
    The tree of knowledge wasn't supernatural. It represented God's sovereignty like a king uses a crown or sceptre to symbolize their authority. This tree which was guarded by cherubs (Genesis 3:24) would have eventually withered away.
  • Chico
    3:22- so what happened to the tree of life? Does it still exist? Or did it go extinct with the dinosaurs? Plus, God says "became as one of us, to know good n evil" it is possible Eve didn't know the serpent was purposely trying to cause their downfall if the knowledge of evil didn't exist? And hence may not have been coerced over a period of time, as we assume?
  • Osayo
    God still made coats of skin for them.............Merciful Father
  • Marian
    Man's best defense against evil will be to resist having a conversation with evil. If Eve had said NO to the serpent at the very onset of the conversation , and refused to hear anything coming from the serpent , this sin will not have happened .
    Lesson learnt for me is to watch thought closely and ask myself if that on coming conversation is from God or not. I will dismiss the evil's chat.

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