17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil lyou shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you mshall surely die.”
Read in Context
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made.
He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 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.’”
He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?”
And to Adam he said,
“Because you have listened to the voice of your wife
and have eaten of the tree
of which I commanded you,
‘You shall not eat of it,’
cursed is the ground because of you;
in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
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