Genesis 3:11

“And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he said, Who told thee, that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee, that thou shouldest not eate?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, Who gave you the knowledge that you were without clothing? Have you taken of the fruit of the tree which I said you were not to take?
- Basic English Bible

And he said, Who told thee that thou art naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee not to eat?
- Darby Bible

And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee, that thou shouldest not eat?
- Webster's Bible

God said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?"
- World English Bible

And He saith, `Who hath declared to thee that thou [art] naked? of the tree of which I have commanded thee not to eat, hast thou eaten?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And He said: 'Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 3:11


3:11 Who told thee that thou wast naked? - That is, how camest thou to be sensible of thy nakedness as thy shame? Hast thou eaten of the tree? - Tho' God knows all our sins, yet he will know them from us, and requires from us an ingenuous confession of them, not that he may be informed, but that we may be humbled. Whereof I commanded thee not to eat of it, I thy maker, I thy master, I thy benefactor, I commanded thee to the contrary. Sin appears most plain and most sinful in the glass of the commandment.


Discussion for Genesis 3

  • A disciple
    Jeff; that is such an important point, and what all history and the whole need of our redemption hinges upon. Have you also wondered why the man and his wife were not killed outright upon their disobedience? Look closely at the Trial and Proceedings: God heard the testimony of the man and his wife of what all happened, and God judged the devil; pronouncing his eternal doom by the coming of Christ.
  • Jeff Berry
    Adam's death that day was spiritual. He also began to die physically. Blessings!
  • Russell fleenor
    But God said that the day they eat of the tree they will surely die but they didn't die, they ate and what the serpent said was correct, they didn't die and they knew good and evil.
  • Welcome
    How great is our God amen.
  • Jeff Berry
    The Word of God deserves more than just a cursory reading. Did God create darkness or is "darkness" the result of the creation of light? The word "created" in Isa 45:7 is more accurately translated (the) "one-creating"
  • Atlanta
    Isaiah 45:7
    I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

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