New Living Translation
But the LORD God warned him, "You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden--
King James Bible
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah Elohim commanded Man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou shalt 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;
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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
The LORD God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it.
"Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden," the woman replied.
"It's only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, 'You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.'"
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