Genesis 3:3
New International Version
but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”

New Living Translation
“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.’”

English Standard Version
but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’”

Berean Study Bible
but about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You must not eat of it or touch it, or you will die.’ ”

King James 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.

New King James Version
but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ”

New American Standard Bible
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.’”

NASB 1995
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.’”

NASB 1977
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, lest you die.’”

Amplified Bible
except the fruit from the tree which is in the middle of the garden. God said, ‘You shall not eat from it nor touch it, otherwise you will die.’”

Christian Standard Bible
But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, ‘You must not eat it or touch it, or you will die.’ ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, ‘You must not eat it or touch it, or you will die.’"”

American Standard Version
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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And from the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of Paradise God said, “You shall not eat from it and you shall not touch it, lest you shall die.’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

Contemporary English Version
except the one in the middle. He told us not to eat fruit from that tree or even to touch it. If we do, we will die."

Douay-Rheims Bible
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of paradise, God hath commanded us that we should not eat; and that we should not touch it, lest perhaps we die.

English Revised Version
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.

Good News Translation
"except the tree in the middle of it. God told us not to eat the fruit of that tree or even touch it; if we do, we will die."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
except the tree in the middle of the garden. God said, 'You must never eat it or touch it. If you do, you will die!'"

International Standard Version
"but as for the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You are not to eat from it, nor are you to touch it, or you will die.'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.'

Literal Standard Version
but from the fruit of the tree which [is] in the midst of the garden, God has said, You do not eat of it, nor touch it, lest you die.”

NET Bible
but concerning the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the orchard God said, 'You must not eat from it, and you must not touch it, or else you will die.'"

New Heart English 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
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.'"

Young's Literal Translation
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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Serpent's Deception
2The woman answered the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden, 3but about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You must not eat of it or touch it, or you will die.’” 4“You will not surely die,” the serpent told her.…

Cross References
Genesis 2:16
And the LORD God commanded him, "You may eat freely from every tree of the garden,

Genesis 3:2
The woman answered the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden,

Genesis 3:4
"You will not surely die," the serpent told her.


Treasury of Scripture

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.

But.

Genesis 2:16,17
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: …

touch.

Genesis 20:6
And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

Exodus 19:12,13
And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death: …

1 Chronicles 16:22
Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
but of the fruit
וּמִפְּרִ֣י (ū·mip·pə·rî)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6529: Fruit

of the tree
הָעֵץ֮ (hā·‘êṣ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6086: Tree, trees, wood

in the middle
בְּתוֹךְ־ (bə·ṯō·wḵ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8432: A bisection, the centre

of the garden,
הַגָּן֒ (hag·gān)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 1588: An enclosure, garden

God
אֱלֹהִ֗ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

has said,
אָמַ֣ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘You must not
לֹ֤א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

eat
תֹֽאכְלוּ֙ (ṯō·ḵə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 398: To eat

of it
מִמֶּ֔נּוּ (mim·men·nū)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

[or]
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

touch
תִגְּע֖וּ (ṯig·gə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 5060: To touch, lay the hand upon, to reach, violently, to strike

it,
בּ֑וֹ (bōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

[or]
פֶּן־ (pen-)
Conjunction
Strong's 6435: Removal, lest

you will die.’”
תְּמֻתֽוּן׃ (tə·mu·ṯūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill


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