The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees(A) that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life(B) and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.(C)

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22 And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us,(A) knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life(B) and eat, and live forever.” 23 So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden(C) to work the ground(D) from which he had been taken. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side[a] of the Garden of Eden(E) cherubim(F) and a flaming sword(G) flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.(H)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 3:24 Or placed in front

down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life,(A) bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.(B)

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14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes,(A) that they may have the right to the tree of life(B) and may go through the gates(C) into the city.(D)

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19 And if anyone takes words away(A) from this scroll of prophecy,(B) God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life(C) and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.

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