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Genesis 3:5

    Genesis 3:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For God does know that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For God sees that on the day when you take of its fruit, your eyes will be open, and you will be as gods, having knowledge of good and evil.

    Webster's Revision

    for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil.

    World English Bible

    for God knows that in the day you eat it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil.

    Definitions for Genesis 3:5

    Doth - To do; to produce; make.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 3:5

    Your eyes shall be opened - Your understanding shall be greatly enlightened and improved; and ye shall be as gods, כאלהים kelohim, like God, so the word should be translated; for what idea could our first parents have of gods before idolatry could have had any being, because sin had not yet entered into the world? The Syriac has the word in the singular number, and is the only one of all the versions which has hit on the true meaning. As the original word is the same which is used to point out the Supreme Being, Genesis 1:1, so it has here the same signification, and the object of the tempter appears to have been this: to persuade our first parents that they should, by eating of this fruit, become wise and powerful as God, (for knowledge is power), and be able to exist for ever, independently of him.