Genesis 2:16
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New International Version
And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;

New Living Translation
But the LORD God warned him, "You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden--

English Standard Version
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden,

New American Standard Bible
The LORD God commanded the man, saying, "From any tree of the garden you may eat freely;

King James Bible
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree of the garden,

International Standard Version
The LORD God commanded the man: "You may freely eat from every tree of the garden,

NET Bible
Then the LORD God commanded the man, "You may freely eat fruit from every tree of the orchard,

New Heart English Bible
The LORD God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD God commanded the man. He said, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying: 'Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat;

New American Standard 1977
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou may freely eat;

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat:

American King James Version
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat:

American Standard Version
And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he commanded him, saying: Of every tree of paradise thou shalt eat:

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah Elohim commanded Man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou shalt freely eat;

English Revised Version
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

World English Bible
Yahweh God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah God layeth a charge on the man, saying, 'Of every tree of the garden eating thou dost eat;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:16,17 Let us never set up our own will against the holy will of God. There was not only liberty allowed to man, in taking the fruits of paradise, but everlasting life made sure to him upon his obedience. There was a trial appointed of his obedience. By transgression he would forfeit his Maker's favour, and deserve his displeasure, with all its awful effects; so that he would become liable to pain, disease, and death. Worse than that, he would lose the holy image of God, and all the comfort of his favour; and feel the torment of sinful passions, and the terror of his Maker's vengeance, which must endure for ever with his never dying soul. The forbidding to eat of the fruit of a particular tree was wisely suited to the state of our first parents. In their state of innocence, and separated from any others, what opportunity or what temptation had they to break any of the ten commandments? The event proves that the whole human race were concerned in the trial and fall of our first parents. To argue against these things is to strive against stubborn facts, as well as Divine revelation; for man is sinful, and shows by his first actions, and his conduct ever afterwards, that he is ready to do evil. He is under the Divine displeasure, exposed to sufferings and death. The Scriptures always speak of man as of this sinful character, and in this miserable state; and these things are true of men in all ages, and of all nations.
Study Bible
The Forbidden Fruit
15Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. 16The LORD God commanded the man, saying, "From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; 17but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die."…
Cross References
Genesis 2:15
Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.

Genesis 3:2
The woman said to the serpent, "From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat;

Genesis 3:3
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.'"
Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat:

God.

1 Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings …

thou mayest freely eat. Heb. eating thou shalt eat.

Genesis 2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is …

Genesis 3:1,2 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which …

1 Timothy 4:4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if …

1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, …

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