Genesis 3:3

“But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 3:3

But of the fruit of the tree, which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shal not eate of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God has said, If you take of it or put your hands on it, death will come to you.
- Basic English Bible

but of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, God has said, Ye shall not eat of it, and ye shall not touch it, lest ye die.
- Darby Bible

But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
- Webster's Bible

but of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'"
- World English Bible

and of the fruit of the tree which [is] in the midst of the garden God hath said, Ye do not eat of it, nor touch it, lest ye die.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said: Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 3:3

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 3:3


3:1-5 We have here an account of the temptation wherewith Satan assaulted our first parents, and which proved fatal to them. And here observe, The tempter, the devil in the shape of a serpent. Multitudes of them fell; but this that attacked our first parents, was surely the prince of the devils. Whether it was only the appearance of a serpent, or a real serpent, acted and possessed by the devil, is not certain. The devil chose to act his part in a serpent, because it is a subtle creature. It is not improbable, that reason and speech were then the known properties of the serpent. And therefore Eve was not surprised at his reasoning and speaking, which otherwise she must have been. That which the devil aimed at, was to persuade Eve to eat forbidden fruit; and to do this, he took the same method that he doth still. 1. He questions whether it were a sin or no, #Ge 3:1|,2. He denies that there was any danger in it, #Ge 3:4|. 3. He suggests much advantage by it, #Ge 3:5|. And these are his common topics. As to the advantage, he suits the temptation to the pure state they were now in, proposing to them not any carnal pleasure, but intellectual delights. Your eyes shall be opened - You shall have much more of the power and pleasure of contemplation than now you have; you shall fetch a larger compass in your intellectual views, and see farther into things than now you do. You shall be as gods - As Elohim, mighty gods, not only omniscient but omnipotent too: You shall know good and evil - That is, everything that is desirable to be known. To support this part of the temptation, he abuseth the name given to this tree. 'Twas intended to teach the practical knowledge of good and evil, that is, of duty and disobedience, and it would prove the experimental knowledge of good and evil, that is, of happiness and misery. But he perverts the sense of it, and wrests it to their destruction, as if this tree would give them a speculative notional knowledge of the natures, kinds, and originals of good and evil. And, All this presently, In the day you eat thereof - You will find a sudden and immediate change for the better.


Discussion for Genesis 3:3

  • Sf on Genesis 3:3
    Genesis 3:3

    "But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die."

    Revelations 3:16

    So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth
  • Arlin Farriester on Genesis 3:3
    One of the meanings for touch is to "lie with a woman. "
  • MichelBenac on Genesis 3:3
    He gave us the right to choose and yet He cast lucifer to earth, which is now bent on destroying us why did He not just cast him in hell in the 1st place. If heaven was so perfect why did satian turn wicked. WHAT'S THIS LIFE FOR: Every where we look it's temptation an yet no one does any thing about it. I would like to call this war the Battle of light and dark that done an unfair war against mankind. We created with the understanding of the fleash yet this wars in the spirit.
  • Rose on Genesis 3:3
    God has blessed us with power, love and sound mind, still we doubt that we have power over our emotions (serpents). The serpent slithered up to Eve and told her,(who already knew and stood firm on the word at first) that God said if she disobeyed his ordinance; she will surely die. Then at this point the serpent placed doubt (entered into her emotions), and caused her to doubt the Word of God. We are to be strong and encourage one another in the Word of God, and we are to fill ourselves with the Word (by reading and hearing) to push the worlds way of thinking out, so that when trouble times come we can stand firm on the Word of God. We are what we read and hear whether negative or positive.


 

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