Genesis 3:4

“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Serpent said vnto the woman, Ye shall not surely die.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The serpent said to the woman, "You surely will not die!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the snake said, Death will not certainly come to you:
- Basic English Bible

And the serpent said to the woman, Ye will not certainly die;
- Darby Bible

And the serpent said to the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
- Webster's Bible

The serpent said to the woman, "You won't surely die,
- World English Bible

And the serpent saith unto the woman, `Dying, ye do not die,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the serpent said unto the woman: 'Ye shall not surely die;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 3

  • 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.
  • James
    Man once walked with Almighty God, and was obedient. Now Adam is told to leave the garden and refused so God "...drove out the man..." Sin will always bring more disobedience.

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