New Living Translation
except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die."
King James Bible
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Darby Bible Translation
but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest of it thou shalt certainly die.
World English Bible
but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it; for in the day that you eat of it you will surely die."
Young's Literal Translation
and of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou dost not eat of it, for in the day of thine eating of it -- dying thou dost die.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:16-17 Thou shall die - That is, thou shalt lose all the happiness thou hast either in possession or prospect; and thou shalt become liable to death, and all the miseries that preface and attend it. This was threatened as the immediate consequence of sin. In the day thou eatest, thou shalt die - Not only thou shalt become mortal, but spiritual death and the forerunners of temporal death shall immediately seize thee.
LibraryTurn Away Thine Eyes from Me, Because they have Made Me to Flee Away; Thy Hair is as a Flock of Goats that Appear from Gilead.
It is impossible to conceive the delicacy of the love of God, and the extremity of purity which He requires of souls that are to be His Brides; the perfection of one state is the imperfection of another. Heretofore the Bridegroom rejoiced infinitely that His Spouse never turned her eyes away from Him; now, He desires her not to look at Him; He tells her that her eyes have made Him to flee away. When once the soul has begun to flow into her God, as a river into its original source, she must be wholly …
Madame Guyon—Song of Songs of Solomon
Epistle xiv. To the Count Narses .
Epistle xxxiv. To Eulogius, Bishop.
The Formation of the Old Testament Canon
When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam's sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned.
For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God's wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 Timothy 5:6
But the widow who lives only for pleasure is spiritually dead even while she lives.
These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.
"Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden," the woman replied.
"Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster.
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