Genesis 3:2

2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,

Genesis 3:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
ESV
2 And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden,
NLT
2 “Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,” the woman replied.
MSG
2 The Woman said to the serpent, "Not at all. We can eat from the trees in the garden.
CSB
2 The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit from the trees in the garden.

Genesis 3:2 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 3:2

And the woman said unto the serpent
Or to him that spoke in the serpent, which she might take to be a messenger from heaven, a holy angel: had she known who it was, she might be chargeable with imprudence in giving an answer, and carrying on a conversation with him; and yet even supposing this, she might have a good design in her answer; partly to set the matter in a true light, and assert what was truth; and partly to set forth the goodness and liberality of God, in the large provision he had made, and the generous grant he had given them: from this discourse of Eve and the serpent, no doubt Plato F7 had his notion of the first men discoursing with beasts: we may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden;
of all and every one of them, which is to be understood, excepting the one after mentioned; so far are we from being debarred from eating of any, which the speech of the Serpent might imply, that they were allowed to eat of what they pleased, but one.


FOOTNOTES:

F7 In Politico, ut supra, (apud Euseb. Praepar. Evangel. l. 12.) c. 14.

Genesis 3:2 In-Context

1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,
3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ ”
4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman.
5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

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