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Genesis 3:4

    Genesis 3:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the snake said, Death will not certainly come to you:

    Webster's Revision

    And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

    World English Bible

    The serpent said to the woman, "You won't surely die,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 3:4

    Ye shall not surely die - Here the father of lies at once appears; and appears too in flatly contradicting the assertion of God. The tempter, through the nachash, insinuates the impossibility of her dying, as if he had said, God has created thee immortal, thy death therefore is impossible; and God knows this, for as thou livest by the tree of life, so shalt thou get increase of wisdom by the tree of knowledge.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 3:4

    The serpent now makes a strong and bold assertion, denying the deadly efficacy of the tree, or the fatal consequence of partaking of it, and affirming that God was aware that on the eating of it their eyes would be opened, and they would be like himself in knowing good and evil.

    Let us remember that this was the first falsehood the woman ever heard. Her mind was also infantile as yet, so far as experience was concerned. The opening mind is naturally inclined to believe the truth of every assertion, until it has learned by experience the falsehood of some. There was also in this falsehood what gives the power to deceive, a great deal of truth combined with the element of untruth. The tree was not physically fatal to life, and the eating of it really issued in a knowledge of good and evil. Nevertheless, the partaking of what was forbidden issued in the legal and actual privation of life. And it did not make them know good and evil altogether, as God knows it, but in an experimental sense, as the devil knows it. In point of knowledge, they became like God; in point of morality, like the tempter.

    Verses Related to Genesis 3:4

    1 Timothy 4:2 - Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
    James 3:1 - My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
    Proverbs 12:22 - Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.