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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
For God doeth know, that in the day ye eate thereof, then your eyes shalbee opened: and yee shall bee as Gods, knowing good and euill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
"For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
- New American Standard Version (1995)
for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil.
- American Standard Version (1901)
For God sees that on the day when you take of its fruit, your eyes will be open, and you will be as gods, having knowledge of good and evil.
- Basic English Bible
but God knows that in the day ye eat of it, your eyes will be opened, and ye will be as God, knowing good and evil.
- Darby Bible
For God doth know, that in the day ye eat of it, then your eyes shall be opened: and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
- Webster's Bible
for God knows that in the day you eat it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
- World English Bible
for God doth know that in the day of your eating of it -- your eyes have been opened, and ye have been as God, knowing good and evil.'
- Youngs Literal Bible
for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible
Mr. Covington's comment on 2014-06-02 17:52:04:
I don 't take the Genisis story as science but as a moral allegory. "Ye shall be as Gods knowing Good and Evil " is the very first and oldest lie. It is the basis of all moral arrogance which says that Man may decide in place of God. The disobedience in eating the Fruit echoes the disobedience and doomed nature of the soul.
MGC's comment on 2011-04-24 13:37:22:
I find it interesting with the plurality of God, but in 3:22 when the LORD God says basically the same thing and with plurality these verses do have a higher indication to life and the afterlife.
Ke's comment on 2011-01-21 11:25:23:
"For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." This indicates that there was not only one God, considering the reference is plural. Knowing good and evil refers to a higher understanding of life. As a baby, we are taught good and evil based on our social and environmental influences. In this reference, the fruit that is stated to be forbidden is a fruit that gives you a higher understanding. Which in today's society, we only understand what our social and environmental influences have taught us. So to know good and evil we must eat of that fruit otherwise we are living based on governmental morals. In other words, the forbidden fruit is Marijuanna, considering Marijuanna is technically a fruit.
Trent's comment on 2010-01-10 10:43:25:
The strange thing about Satan's temptation is the comments were partly true. The tree was called the 'knowledge of good and evil'- which indicates that knowledge comes from it, and he was right in that Adam and Eve would have greater awareness of good and evil. It probably is a characteristic of Gods, but it may be a stretch to say it makes them 'as Gods'. And previous, when Satan says 'You shall not surely die', contradicting God, the only thing correct about Satan's comment is that it didn't happen immediately. Adam and Eve died later, but not right away. Then there's the possibility of the afterlife, which I don't know if it was offered to Adam and Eve back then or not.
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