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

  • Word
    Susan the Tree of Life was nailed to the cross but He can never be destroyed and when you get to Revelation you will read of Him again. Now the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that old serpent the devil and how pride set in can be read about in Ezekiel 31 that Assyrian has no article and it's saying in vs 3 Behold, the little box cedar and goes on to explain Satan in the garden. Ch.28 -31.
  • James Muntener
    I believe that Adam and Eve's being tempted in the Garden of Eden is a perfect example of Satan tempting people through their minds.
  • James
    I feel and believe that as a Christian if Satan can tempt Adam and Eve to step outside the will of God. He can also get people to do the same. The only way to avoid this temptation is to stay in the word of God.
  • Apelu
    This story may be real or allegorical. Either way, it shows the danger of isolation (Eve being alone) and of engaging with the devil (the serpent more subtil). It shows man's propensity to blame the woman and the woman's propensity to be beguiled. It also shows there is consequence to sin and there is mercy with God.

    Before sin, apparently mankind could communicate with animals or with the devil!
  • Christos
    1, to Yous Rasiel,,,Studying The kabbala as you advise is a search for the very thing Adam and Eve were Forbidden to have and were chased out of the garden of Eden to prevent man eating of it! , So it Must be a Sin!! As God did not allow us It in the first instance,!! 2, Susan it says skins, NOT animal skins , Perhaps he clothed us with our actual Skin , as before they were Naked,
  • 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.

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