Genesis 2:8
New International Version
Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.

New Living Translation
Then the LORD God planted a garden in Eden in the east, and there he placed the man he had made.

English Standard Version
And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Berean Study Bible
And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, where He placed the man He had formed.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed.

King James Bible
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he placed the man he had formed.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD made a garden in a place called Eden, which was in the east, and he put the man there.

Good News Translation
Then the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the East, and there he put the man he had formed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there He placed the man He had formed.

International Standard Version
The LORD God planted a garden in Eden, toward the east, where he placed the man whom he had formed.

NET Bible
The LORD God planted an orchard in the east, in Eden; and there he placed the man he had formed.

New Heart English Bible
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward, in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east. That's where he put the man whom he had formed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward, in Eden; and there He put the man whom He had formed.

New American Standard 1977
And the LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD God had planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

American King James Version
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah God planted a garden eastward, in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And God planted a garden eastward in Edem, and placed there the man whom he had formed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord God had planted a paradise of pleasure from the beginning: wherein he placed man whom he had formed.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah Elohim planted a garden in Eden eastward, and there put Man whom he had formed.

English Revised Version
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward, in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

World English Bible
Yahweh God planted a garden eastward, in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah God planteth a garden in Eden, at the east, and He setteth there the man whom He hath formed;
Study Bible
Man and Woman in the Garden
7Then the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being. 8And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, where He placed the man He had formed. 9Out of the ground the LORD God gave growth to every tree that is pleasing to the eye and good for food. And in the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.…
Cross References
Genesis 3:24
So He drove out the man and stationed cherubim on the east side of the Garden of Eden, along with a whirling sword of flame to guard the way to the tree of life.

Genesis 13:10
And Lot looked out and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan, all the way to Zoar, was well watered like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.)

Isaiah 51:3
For the LORD will comfort Zion and look with compassion on all her ruins; He will make her wilderness like Eden and her desert like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and melodious song.

Ezekiel 28:13
You were in Eden, the garden of God. Every kind of precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald. Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold, prepared on the day of your creation.

Ezekiel 31:8
The cedars in the garden of God could not rival it; the pine trees could not compare with its branches, nor the plane trees match its boughs. No tree in the garden of God could compare with its beauty.

Ezekiel 31:9
I made it beautiful with its many branches, the envy of all the trees of Eden, which were in the garden of God.'

Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

a garden.

Genesis 13:10
And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

Ezekiel 28:13
Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

Ezekiel 31:8,9
The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chesnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty…

eastward.

Genesis 3:24
So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Genesis 4:16
And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

2 Kings 19:12
Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed; as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Thelasar?

put the.

Genesis 2:15
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.







Lexicon
And the LORD
יְהוָ֧ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

God
אֱלֹהִ֛ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

planted
וַיִּטַּ֞ע (way·yiṭ·ṭa‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5193: To strike in, fix, to plant

a garden
גַּן־ (gan-)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1588: An enclosure, garden

in Eden,
בְעֵ֖דֶן (bə·‘ê·ḏen)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5731: Eden -- the garden home of Adam and Eve

in the east,
מִקֶּ֑דֶם (miq·qe·ḏem)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6924: The front, of place, time

where
שָׁ֔ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

He placed
וַיָּ֣שֶׂם (way·yā·śem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

the man
הָֽאָדָ֖ם (hā·’ā·ḏām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

He had formed.
יָצָֽר׃ (yā·ṣār)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3335: To mould into a, form, as a, potter, to determine
(8) The Lord God planted a garden.--The order followed in the text, namely, man first and the garden afterwards, is not that of chronology, but of precedence. In Genesis 2:15 we find that the garden was ready as soon as man needed a home. It was a separate plot of ground, fenced off from the rest of Eden, and planted with trees and herbs that were of choicer kinds, more fit for food, and more beautiful in foliage and blossom, than elsewhere. The word Paradise, usually applied to it, is a Persian name for an enclosed park, such as the kings of Persia used for hunting.

Eastward in Eden.--This does not mean in the eastern portion of Eden, but that Eden itself was to the east of the regions known to the Israelites. The name "Eden," that is, pleasure-ground, occurs elsewhere, but for regions not identical with that in which the paradise was situated (2Kings 19:12; Isaiah 37:12; Isaiah 51:3; Ezekiel 27:23; Amos 1:5). Of its site no certain conclusions have been established, and probably the flood so altered the conformation of the ground as to make the identification of the four rivers impossible. But there can be no doubt that an eastern district of Asia is meant, and that the details at the time the narrative was written were sufficient to indicate with sufficient clearness where and what the region was. The rendering of several versions in the beginning instead of eastward is untenable.

Verse 8. - In accordance with a well-known characteristic of Hebrew composition, the writer, having carried his subject forward to a convenient place of rest, now reverts to a point of time in the six days antecedent to man's appearance on the earth. In anticipation of his arrival, it was needful that a suitable abode should be prepared for his reception. Accordingly, having already mentioned the creation of plants, trees, and flowers, the narrative proceeds to describe the construction of Adam's early home. And the Lord God (Jehovah Elohim) planted - i.e. specially prepared - a garden (gan, a place protected by a fence, from ganan, to cover; hence a garden: cf. Deuteronomy 2:10; 1 Kings 21:2; Isaiah 51:3; LXX., παράδεισος; Vulgate, paradisus; whence English, paradise, Luke 23:43) eastward (mekedem, literally, from the front quarter, not from the beginning, - ἀπο ἀρχῆς, Aquila; ἐν πρῶτοις, Theodotion; a principio, Vulgate, - but in the region lying towards the east of Palestine - LXX., κατ ἀνατολὰς) in (not of, as Murphy, who renders "in the east of Eden") Eden (delight; Greek, ἡδονή: cf. Hedenesh, or Heden, the birthplace of Zoroaster - Kalisch). The word is not merely descriptive of the beauty and fertility of the garden (paradisus voluptatis, Vulg., cf. παράδεισος της τρυφης, LXX. (Joel 2:3). On the ground of possessing similar qualities, other districts and places were subsequently termed Edens: cf. 2 Kings 19:12; Isaiah 37:12; Isaiah 51:3; Ezekiel 27:23; Amos 1:5), but likewise indicates its locality, which is afterwards more exactly defined (vers. 10, 14). In the mean time it is simply noted that, this enchanting paradise having been specially prepared by Jehovah, there he put the man (Adam) whom he had formed. 2:8-14 The place fixed upon for Adam to dwell in, was not a palace, but a garden. The better we take up with plain things, and the less we seek things to gratify pride and luxury, the nearer we approach to innocency. Nature is content with a little, and that which is most natural; grace with less; but lust craves every thing, and is content with nothing. No delights can be satisfying to the soul, but those which God himself has provided and appointed for it. Eden signifies delight and pleasure. Wherever it was, it had all desirable conveniences, without any inconvenience, though no other house or garden on earth ever was so. It was adorned with every tree pleasant to the sight, and enriched with every tree that yielded fruit grateful to the taste and good for food. God, as a tender Father, desired not only Adam's profit, but his pleasure; for there is pleasure with innocency, nay there is true pleasure only in innocency. When Providence puts us in a place of plenty and pleasure, we ought to serve God with gladness of heart in the good things he gives us. Eden had two trees peculiar to itself. 1. There was the tree of life in the midst of the garden. Of this man might eat and live. Christ is now to us the Tree of life, Re 2:7; 22:2; and the Bread of life, Joh 6:48,51. 2. There was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, so called because there was a positive revelation of the will of God about this tree, so that by it man might know moral good and evil. What is good? It is good not to eat of this tree. What is evil? It is evil to eat of this tree. In these two trees God set before Adam good and evil, the blessing and the curse.
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