15 ¶ Then the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden, that he might [a]dress it, and keep it.

16 And the Lord God [b]commanded the man, saying, [c]Thou shalt eat freely of every tree of the garden,

17 But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for [d]in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt die the [e]death.

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  1. Genesis 2:15 God would not have man idle, though as yet there was no need to labor.
  2. Genesis 2:16 So that man might know there was a sovereign Lord, to whom he owed obedience.
  3. Genesis 2:16 Hebrew, eating thou shalt eat of.
  4. Genesis 2:17 Or, whensoever.
  5. Genesis 2:17 By this death he meaneth the separation of man from God, who is our life and chief felicity: and also that our disobedience is the cause thereof.