Life in God’s Garden

The Lord God planted (A)a garden (B)eastward in (C)Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made (D)every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. (E)The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and (F)evil.

10 Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads. 11 The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one which skirts (G)the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 And the gold of that land is good. (H)Bdellium and the onyx stone are there. 13 The name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one which goes around the whole land of Cush. 14 The name of the third river is (I)Hiddekel;[a] it is the one which goes toward the east of [b]Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.

15 Then the Lord God took [c]the man and put him in the garden of Eden to [d]tend and keep it.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 2:14 Or Tigris
  2. Genesis 2:14 Heb. Ashshur
  3. Genesis 2:15 Or Adam
  4. Genesis 2:15 cultivate