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 for Genesis 3:22

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 for Genesis 3:22

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

  • Clint on Genesis 3:22
    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 on Genesis 3:22
    The tree of Life is Jesus
  • David W Jessup on Genesis 3:22
    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?
  • Grant on Genesis 3:22
    Sorry trinitarians, the phrase God the Son or God the Spirit is not found in original translation of Gods word.
  • Nkosinathi on Genesis 3:22
    When JEHOVAH God says us he is talking to his Son JESUS (read John 17v5) when God created heaven and earth and everything in/on it he was with his Son and myriads of angels(read also Job38v4-10)
  • Hesborn obare on Genesis 3:22
    here God the Father is refering to the God the Son and God the Spirit when He say lest man become as one of us live for ever
  • Jason on Genesis 3:22
    God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, they are infact 3 different beings, they are One. "let 'Us' make man in 'Our' image". People think that the trinity is one person but if you go through the scriptures you will find that they are different beings. Jesus is know as the Son of God, He says..I am in the Father and the Father is in me...They are in agreement!! Like one church has many bodies,different people but they are all in agreement to God..Jesus also said on the cross..Father, why have you forsaken me? the scriptures have the answers to all your questions..don't take my word for it..go and study. Seek and you will find. Pray for wisdom. God bless. Amen
  • Neil on Genesis 3:22
    its well indeed lighting to imagine that god is talking about a possibility of other as he has mentioned us in other parts of the bible.
  • Nash on Genesis 3:22
    Genesis3:22 a bit confused:who was God refering to when he says the man has become like one of us? Who was with him? was there another God?please help with this verse
  • Dolly on Genesis 3:22
    " one of us " I believe He refers to the Angels together


 

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