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

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

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.


Discussion for Genesis 2:16

  • Bro Bing for verse 16
    When the Lord Almighty Father commanded man to freely eat every fruits of trees in the Garden, these Trees are the trees that we saw in the field or in the mountain and in the backyard. Trees that bears fruits, fruits that we saw in the market, in the stores. The other Tree that is also in the midst of the garden was a forbidden fruit, fruits of knowledge of good and evil, if thou you touch it or eat it, thou shalt surely die. The tree of life, acknowledge the good and evil, a seed of disobedience to the law of God. Man separated from God and God wisdom, and separated from God 's spirit, man 's spirit die in connection to God 's spirit and lost. From then, man lives on human 's will instead of the God 's will because Adam and Eve while in the garden committed the mortal sin when the serpent seed was implanted in them. They were deceived by Satan, Lucifer.
  • James McArdle for verse 16
    first of all, dont hide my e-mail cause I want everyone to know what I am saying and I want a responce from anybody that cares to respond. Now what is my comment to Genesis 2:16---ok, the LORD said or commanded that we can eat from every tree accept Knowlege of good and evil. That to me includes Pot, Cocaine, Herion, Opium, Halusingens and/or any other mind altering trees such as things like coffee, tobacco, grapes, ect... So if this is true, than what gives another man the right to tell another man that he is not allowed to take, touch, eat, ingest, shoot, snort, smoke or otherwise have in possecion any tree other than the tree of knowledge of good and evil? As far as I am concerned, the law is stealing or taking something from me that God himself has given me and it is nobodies bussiness (cop or no cop)to tell me what I can and can't eat when the Good LORD himself commanded me that I may. By rights I can eat as much crack ar herion as I want, even to the point to where it kills me and that is nobodies bussiness but my own. So we need to fight for the right to have the freedom to do drugs if we was to keep in perspective of what the LORD is trying to accomplish for us. Let's not let the law makers play God anymore, what do you think about that?

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