New American Standard Bible
The woman said to the serpent, "From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat;
King James Bible
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Darby Bible Translation
And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden;
World English Bible
The woman said to the serpent, "Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat,
Young's Literal Translation
And the woman saith unto the serpent, 'Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we do eat,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The woman gives the natural and distinct answer of unaffected sincerity to this suggestion. The deviations from the strict letter of the law are nothing more than the free and earnest expressions of her feelings. The expression, "neither shall ye touch it," merely implies that they were not to meddle with it, as a forbidden thing.
LibraryIgnorance of Evil.
"And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of Us, to know good and evil."--Gen. iii. 22. It is plain that the temptation under which man fell in paradise was this, an ambitious curiosity after knowledge which was not allowed him: next came the desire of the eyes and the flesh, but the forbidden tree was called the tree of knowledge; the Tempter promised knowledge; and after the fall Almighty God pronounced, as in the text, that man had gained it. "Behold, the man is become as …
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII
On the Fall
Enmity Between Man and Satan
Man's Responsibility for his Acts.
The LORD God commanded the man, saying, "From any tree of the garden you may eat freely;
but 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."
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.'"
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