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

  • Jeff Berry
    It is the tree of "KNOWLEDGE of good and evil". It was forbidden. To eat of it was to expierence disobeying God. Out of love He wanted us to choose obedience. Choose Him. God did not create evil. He allows it to give us a choice. For this reason, evil will exist until the end of time.
  • Celia W.
    so it looks to me like God created the subtil serpent (which a lot of Christian mistake for satan)
    God also is the one that CREATED the tree of good and evil so does that mean evil came from God and not any one else?
  • Sidonia david
    This a hard story to to explain but to n good create life food n away to live a good life,but because Satan's evilness drove them away from a wonderful life,the creation n things he s done for a greater life but Satan's has a way of making things real good that we drift away from the goodness of good n ruin our godly living to such evilness n loose out on what we were created to live in paradise
  • Rickson

    Thinking of he forbidden tree was this tree a apple or fig tree ?
  • A disciple
    BSP; Very well said! We have the Word of God in the Scriptures to know, to speak forth in faith, to stand on by His grace, against every wicked thought or desire of the flesh that seeks to take us away from Jesus! The temptation isn't the sin! And if when we are tempted, we "Take the kingdom of heaven by force and violence" over our own thoughts and passions, by standing on the Word, we will win!
  • BSP
    Verse 6: Eve did not control her thoughts and actions and this led to disastrous results. We must continue to put forth effort to control both our thoughts and actions so that we can make wise decisions that are pleasing to Jehovah God.

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