GENESIS 3:6

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.”

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Genesis 3:6 Translation & Meaning

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And saw וַתֵּ֣רֶא To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) saw
when the woman הָֽאִשָּׁ֡ה A woman woman
that כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
the tree הָעֵ֨ץ A tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks) tree
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
good טוֹב֩ Good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) good
for food, לְמַֽאֲכָ֜ל An eatable (including provender, flesh and fruit) food
and that וְכִ֧י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed and that
it ה֣וּא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are it
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
pleasant תַֽאֲוָה A longing; by implication, a delight (subjectively, satisfaction, objectively, a charm) pleasant
to the eyes, לָֽעֵינַ֗יִם An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) eyes
and a tree הָעֵץ֙ A tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks) tree
to be desired וְנֶחְמָ֤ד To delight in desired
to make wise, לְהַשְׂכִּ֔יל To be (causatively, make or act) circumspect and hence, intelligent make wise
one (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
she took וַתִּקַּ֥ח To take (in the widest variety of applications) took
of the fruit thereof, מִפִּרְי֖וֹ Fruit (literally or figuratively) fruit thereof
and did eat, וַתֹּאכַ֑ל To eat (literally or figuratively) did eat
and gave וַתִּתֵּ֧ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) gave
also גַּם Properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and also
unto her husband לְאִישָׁ֛הּ Properly, a mortal (and thus differing from the more dignified H0120); hence, a man in general (singly or collectively) husband
with עִמָּ֖הּ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
her; and he did eat. וַיֹּאכַֽל׃ To eat (literally or figuratively) did eat

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

  • 5  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.

  • 6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

  • 7  And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

  • 8  And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.




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