Knowledge Of Good And Evil
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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"--
Out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
"For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
"Then your maidservant said, 'Please let the word of my lord the king be comforting, for as the angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and evil. And may the LORD your God be with you.'"
"I am now eighty years old Can I distinguish between good and bad? Or can your servant taste what I eat or what I drink? Or can I hear anymore the voice of singing men and women? Why then should your servant be an added burden to my lord the king?
"Son of man, say to the leader of Tyre, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because your heart is lifted up And you have said, 'I am a god, I sit in the seat of gods In the heart of the seas'; Yet you are a man and not God, Although you make your heart like the heart of God--
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."
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.
"You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The ruby, the topaz and the diamond; The beryl, the onyx and the jasper; The lapis lazuli, the turquoise and the emerald; And the gold, the workmanship of your settings and sockets, Was in you. On the day that you were created They were prepared.
And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,
"And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.'"
Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.
What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, "YOU SHALL NOT COVET."
For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves,
"In view of this, I also do my best to maintain always a blameless conscience both before God and before men.
For our proud confidence is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you.
But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;
"And when the LORD does for my lord according to all the good that He has spoken concerning you, and appoints you ruler over Israel,
But he did not number Levi and Benjamin among them, for the king's command was abhorrent to Joab.
Seek good and not evil, that you may live; And thus may the LORD God of hosts be with you, Just as you have said!
Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE of you WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another.
For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate.