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

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

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Discussion for 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
  • Genisis 2:17 means exactly what it says ... total Exegesis NOT Eisegesis
  • Nowhere in the bible does it say that the fruit was an apple.
  • even in their disobedience God still brought truth and his unfailing love
  • Sis Terry for verse 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 for verse 17
    Remain like children in not judging others.

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