Genesis 3:22

“And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of vs, to know good & euill. And now lest hee put foorth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eate and liue for euer:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever--"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever-
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord God said, Now the man has become like one of us, having knowledge of good and evil; and now if he puts out his hand and takes of the fruit of the tree of life, he will go on living for ever.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah Elohim said, Behold, Man is become as one of us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he stretch out his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever ...!
- Darby Bible

And the LORD God said, Behold, the man hath become as one of us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he should put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Now, lest he put forth his hand, and also take of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever..."
- World English Bible

And Jehovah God saith, `Lo, the man was as one of Us, as to the knowledge of good and evil; and now, lest he send forth his hand, and have taken also of the tree of life, and eaten, and lived to the age,' --
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD God said: 'Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 3:22


3:22 Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil - See what he has got, what advantages, by eating forbidden fruit! This is said to humble them, and to bring them to a sense of their sin and folly, that seeing themselves thus wretchedly deceived by following the devil's counsel, they might henceforth pursue the happiness God offers, in the way he prescribes.


Discussion for Genesis 3:22

  • Dabie Abraham RABBI for verse 22
    I believe the sentence in gen.3:22 was not complete as we can see, so I just want to know what would ve been the next words of God. beloved, it was satan who mistakenly caused Adam and Eve be like God, gen.3:22 ,which was not suppose to be so. see the devil can make you assume a position or perform something that seems great in your eyes but God ll not accept that, let us watch our lives well the devil is wise :there is a way that seem right to you but at the end ...... God richly bless you
  • question: we 've had a discussion and there are two trees mentioned in this chapter. Where was the tree of life? Was it hidden? God said that they would die aspirtiual death if eating of the tree of knowledge. So where was the tree of life? And what is it?
  • Arlin Farriester for verse 22
    The tree of Life is Jesus
  • David W Jessup for verse 22
    I was taught that Adam and Eve would have lived forever, had they not eaten the forbidden fruit. However we have God 's statement regarding the necessity of keeping them away from the tree of life lest they live forever. Does that not imply that although they might live very lengthy lives eventually they would face death even if they had they had remained obedient to God?
  • Muhammad Yungai for verse 22
    It should be obvious the he is talking about the other race of men who were considered gods at the time. These are the same men who fathered the daughters that Cain went somewhere and got. These are the same people that Genesis 6 2 refered to when it says "the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair "...
  • Sorry trinitarians, the phrase God the Son or God the Spirit is not found in original translation of Gods word.

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