The Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east,(A) and there he placed the man he had formed. The Lord God caused to grow out of the ground every tree pleasing in appearance and good for food, including the tree of life in the middle of the garden,(B) as well as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.(C)

10 A river went[a] out from Eden to water the garden. From there it divided and became the source of four rivers.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 2:10 Or goes
  2. 2:10 Lit became four heads

Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden;(A) and there he put the man he had formed. The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees(B) that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life(C) and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.(D)

10 A river(E) watering the garden flowed from Eden;(F) from there it was separated into four headwaters.

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