Forbidden fruit

This week’s verse is Genesis 3:3.

But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

Here, Eve is telling the serpent that Adam and herself are forbidden by God to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This is where the popular phrase “Forbidden Fruit” originates. The phrase today can be applied to anything desirable which is deemed off-limits.

According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use was in 1605.

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