Genesis 2:17

“But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 2:17

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and euill, thou shalt not eate of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you may not take; for on the day when you take of it, death will certainly come to you.
- Basic English Bible

but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest of it thou shalt certainly die.
- Darby Bible

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest of it thou shalt surely die.
- Webster's Bible

but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it; for in the day that you eat of it you will surely die."
- World English Bible

and of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou dost not eat of it, for in the day of thine eating of it -- dying thou dost die.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 2:17

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 2:17


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.

2:18-20 It is not good that man - This man, should be alone - Though there was an upper world of angels, and a lower world of brutes, yet there being none of the same rank of beings with himself, he might be truly said to be alone. And every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air God brought to Adam - Either by the ministry of angels, or by a special instinct that he might name them, and so might give a proof of his knowledge, the names he gave them being expressive of their inmost natures.


Discussion for Genesis 2

  • B.n on Genesis 2:17
    You or Adam etc didn't or will not die a literally death you /they die/died a spiritual death you can't look at black letters on a piece of papers you gotta go in looking as the lord god which is spiritual
  • Gerry on Genesis 2:17
    Genisis 2:17 means exactly what it says ... total Exegesis NOT Eisegesis
  • Jared on Genesis 2:17
    Nowhere in the bible does it say that the fruit was an apple.
  • Clint on Genesis 2:17
    even in their disobedience God still brought truth and his unfailing love
  • Sis Terry on Genesis 2:17
    This response to all that agreed with Mr James Mcardle's comment on 02-08-2011...We cannot or should not use the bible to try to justify our bad habits. Genesis Chapter 1:12 When God created the Heavens and Earth including the trees and herbs of the field God said it Good. Keep in mind God had not created man or woman therefore sin had not come into existence. God said Genesis 2...
    16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
    Look what it said from every TREE you eat. He did not say of everything that grows on vines or shurbs such as Pot, Cocaine, Herion, Opium, Halusingens and/or any other mind altering trees such as things like coffee, tobacco, grapes, ect...By right you can do those things because God is giving you the same choice he gave Adam. You too will face that same curse and that is as you said "mind altering" which is why God will have to destroy you and anybody else that will not conform to the Creator. This is exactly the curse,our minds has been altered through this simple act of disobedient. This applies to us ALL! Hope to hear from you soon.
  • Anonymous on Genesis 2:17
    Remain like children in not judging others.
  • Anonymous on Genesis 2:17
    I think it means this:
    Eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil will lead us to 'know'(judge others) if you eat of knowledge -knowing what is good or evil, then we die. We become judges of each other, we view something/someone as good or evil. So remain "ignorant' non-judgemental)of each other in order to live. Mind your business.
  • Aimee on Genesis 2:17
    If it states in Numbers 23:19 God does not lie yet, this verse says if they eat the fruit they will surely die that day. What kind of death was it?
    By eating it, it caused disobedience, therefore rebellion & sin. Meaning satan had access to their lives to rob, kill & destroy
  • Bernard on Genesis 2:17
    The tree was only a symbol of obedience, Man chose to eat and disobey their creator.The part I concentrated on was that Adam did not die in the literal day that he ate from the tree thus allowing a day to mean a period of time
  • Gloria on Genesis 2:17
    i dont understand how bitingh of an apple could make you sin.


 

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