Genesis 2:16

“And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 2:16

And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of euery tree of the garden thou mayest freely eate.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD God commanded the man, saying, "From any tree of the garden you may eat freely;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord God gave the man orders, saying, You may freely take of the fruit of every tree of the garden:
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah Elohim commanded Man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou shalt freely eat;
- Darby Bible

And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;
- World English Bible

And Jehovah God layeth a charge on the man, saying, `Of every tree of the garden eating thou dost eat;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD God commanded the man, saying: 'Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 2:16

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 2:16


2:16-17 Thou shall die - That is, thou shalt lose all the happiness thou hast either in possession or prospect; and thou shalt become liable to death, and all the miseries that preface and attend it. This was threatened as the immediate consequence of sin. In the day thou eatest, thou shalt die - Not only thou shalt become mortal, but spiritual death and the forerunners of temporal death shall immediately seize thee.


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