Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And LORD God said, Behold, the man has become as one of us--to know good and evil--and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever--

New American Standard Bible

Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”—

King James Version

And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

Holman Bible

The Lord God said, “Since man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil, he must not reach out, take from the tree of life, eat, and live forever.”

International Standard Version

Later, the LORD God said, "Look! The man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, so he won't reach out, also take from the tree of life, eat, and then live forever "

American Standard Version

And Jehovah God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever-

Amplified

And the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit), knowing [how to distinguish between] good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take from the tree of life as well, and eat [its fruit], and live [in this fallen, sinful condition] forever”—

Bible in Basic English

And the Lord God said, Now the man has become like one of us, having knowledge of good and evil; and now if he puts out his hand and takes of the fruit of the tree of life, he will go on living for ever.

Darby Translation

And Jehovah Elohim said, Behold, Man is become as one of us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he stretch out his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever ...!

Julia Smith Translation

And Jehovah God will say, Lo, Adam became as one from us, to know good and evil: and now lest he shall send forth his hand and take also of the tree of lives, and eat, and live to eternity:

King James 2000

And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever:

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Yahweh God said, "Look--the man has become as one of us, to know good and evil. {What if} he stretches out his hand and takes also from the tree of life and eats, and lives forever?"

Modern King James verseion

And Jehovah God said, Behold, the man has become as one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the LORD God said, "Lo, Adam is become as it were one of us, in knowledge of good and evil. But now lest he stretch forth his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat and live ever -"

NET Bible

And the Lord God said, "Now that the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil, he must not be allowed to stretch out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever."

New Heart English Bible

The LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Now, lest he put forth his hand, and also take of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever..."

The Emphasized Bible

Then said Yahweh God - Lo! man, hath become like one of us, in respect of knowing good and evil, - Now, therefore, lest he thrust forth his hand, and take even of the tree of life, and eat, and live to times age-abiding, -

Webster

And the LORD God said, Behold, the man hath become as one of us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he should put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

World English Bible

Yahweh God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Now, lest he put forth his hand, and also take of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever..."

Youngs Literal Translation

And Jehovah God saith, 'Lo, the man was as one of Us, as to the knowledge of good and evil; and now, lest he send forth his hand, and have taken also of the tree of life, and eaten, and lived to the age,' --

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the Lord

Usage: 0

God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

הן 
hen 
lo, behold, if, or if, though
Usage: 99

the man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

is become as one
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

and now, lest he put forth
שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

and take
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

also of the tree
עץ 
`ets 
Usage: 329

of life
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

and eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

and live
חיי 
Chayay 
Usage: 15

Context Readings

Adam And Eve Are Sent Out Of The Garden

21 And LORD God made for Adam and for his wife coats of skins, and clothed them. 22 And LORD God said, Behold, the man has become as one of us--to know good and evil--and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever-- 23 therefore LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from where he was taken.



Cross References

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image--after our likeness--and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that

Genesis 2:9

And out of the ground LORD God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food, also the tree of life in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 3:5

For God knows that in the day ye eat of it, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Genesis 11:6-7

And LORD said, Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is what they begin to do. And now nothing will be withheld from them, which they propose to do.

Psalm 22:26

The meek shall eat and be satisfied. They shall praise LORD who seek after him. Let your heart live forever.

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those who lay hold upon her. And happy is everyone who retains her.

Isaiah 19:12-13

Where then are thy wise men? And let them tell thee now, and let them know what LORD of hosts has purposed concerning Egypt.

Isaiah 47:12-13

Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, in which thou have labored from thy youth, if so be thou shall be able to profit, if so be thou may prevail.

Jeremiah 22:23

O inhabitant of Lebanon, who makes thy nest in the cedars, how greatly to be pitied thou shall be when pangs come upon thee, the pain as of a woman in travail!

John 6:48-58

I am the bread of life.

Revelation 2:7

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the congregations. To him who overcomes, I will give him to eat from the tree of life that is in the midst of the Paradise of my God.

Revelation 22:2

in the middle of its thoroughfare. And on this side of the river and on that was a tree of life, bearing twelve fruits, yielding its fruit according to each month. And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Revelation 22:14

Blessed are those doing his commandments, so that their right will be to the tree of life, and they may enter in the gates into the city.

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