YLT Gen. 2:17 and of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou dost not eat of it, for in the day of thine eating of it -- dying thou dost die.' YLT Romans 5:12 because of this, even as through one man the sin did enter into the world, and through the sin the death; and thus to all men the death did pass through, for that all did sin; KJV Galatians 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin. Was there any manner in which a man could have lived by which we would not be paid the wages of sin? Could a man live his life good enough to please God to not be paid the wages of sin after the sin of Adam? Why did faithful Abraham not receive the promises? What needed to be done? The more responses the better. They should pretty much all agree.