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

  • Jim
    Adam was perfect, he knew what he was about to do, why because he had a perfect love for Eve, the only way to save her was to die with her and have children to bring forth the Christ child. read 1 timothy 2:15.
  • Jim
    Adam was not deceived but Eve was deceived. Please read 1 Timothy 2:14
  • A disciple
    Jimmy; you may be mixing up some other part of Scripture here. The exact words which God spoke are: "Who told you that you are naked? Have you eaten from the tree which I TOLD YOU NOT TO EAT?" That is DISOBEDIENCE! Not unbelief! And to make it even more to the point; Adam's reaction to shame for his sin means that he knew he had done wrong and wanted to hide it from God, and blamed the woman.
  • Jimmy a disciple of Jesus
    it wasnt the act of disobedience that was sin...it was the act of unbelief..God said you will surely die and the serpent said they wouldnt and she believed the serpent over God thus it was unbelief that is the sin..all sin derives from unbelief...the first sin and the sin nature that was passed down to us all...unbelief!!
  • Israel
    What a tragedy the fall of man, man lost his inheritance and dominion to the devil; man died spiritually as God said the day that you eat of that fruit you will surely die. The good news is that Christ has reconciled us back to God and has committed to us the ministry of reconciliation, glory be to God forever and ever Amen!
  • ENCOURAGER
    THE DEATH HERE WAS NOT AN IMMEDIATE PHYSCIAL DEATH BUT A SPIRITUAL DEATH. THEY WERE INNOCENT UNTIL THE TOXIC CONVERSATION WITH THE DEVIL TOOK PLACE. THERE WAS NO DEATH UNTIL AFTER THE SIN OF DISOBEDIENCE. IT DID NOT SAY THAT THEY WOULD DIE IMMEDIATELY. SIN IS DEATH WITHIN US. SIN IS THE REASON THAT WE NEEDED A SAVIOR. THE DEVIL WAS CURSED AFTER THE SIN AND SO WAS ADAM AND EVE.

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