Genesis 3:3

“But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But of the fruit of the tree, which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shal not eate of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God has said, If you take of it or put your hands on it, death will come to you.
- Basic English Bible

but of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, God has said, Ye shall not eat of it, and ye shall not touch it, lest ye die.
- Darby Bible

But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
- Webster's Bible

but of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'"
- World English Bible

and of the fruit of the tree which [is] in the midst of the garden God hath said, Ye do not eat of it, nor touch it, lest ye die.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said: Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 3

  • Troy
    The scripture you are referring to is GOD Letting us know that its punishment for disobedience satan bruising our heels and Victory When Jesus Come and Bruise his head Victory over Death, Hell and The Grave
  • Ersatzangel
    Tyrone - The enmity between the serpent and the descendants of Eve will lead to a fight to the death - Through Eve's Seed the head of the serpent will be crushed but not without bruising. See also Romans 16:20.
  • Deborah
    concerning Gen 3:15 see commentary on this sight
  • Tyrone Wilkins
    Will someone show me where God promised man a savior in the book of Genesis they say it is chapt 3 v 15 but I do not get that understanding


















  • Ersatzangel
    Read Rev 12:7-9. Satan was cast out of heaven
  • Clyde
    how does this account of the serpent(satan) being present in the beginning not be in conflict with satan being cast outside of heaven in Isaiah?

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