Or would you take that is somewhat immediate, like shortly, presently, in the immediate future, or even in seconds.
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I agree, and it sounds more like a promise than a threat. In general, the logic should be applied to any powerful figure that would single you out.
BTW, where was the knowledge in that tree?
Presumably the fruit of the tree had the power to open their eyes to good and evil, so in the end the serpent told them the truth while God appears to have lied. Then God kicks them out so that they don't gain immortality and truly become as gods.
As I recall the story didn't mention the tree doing anything, and the apple or its fruit didn't really kill them or give them knowledge.
After eating the fruit they are immediately aware of good and evil, they become embarrassed by their nakedness and suddenly aware that disobeying God to eat the fruit was wrong so they hide from him.
Too late, knowledge is needed before, and that is what a good parent does for their children. They also don't knowingly put dangers in their home. And being naked is embarrassing, then we should be born with a tux.
I agree. It doesn't make much sense for God to be so angry that he curses them not only to carry the sin nature but also he corrupts the previously "perfect" creation when they were ignorant of good and evil.