Chapter 7


(but for our own good, and God's good)


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(Gen 3:22-23)  And the LORD God said [to His two other aspects], Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever [in that disobedient rebellious bitter state – as is Satan, eternally]: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth [to send away: cast away, cast out, push away] from the garden [garden (as fenced) /// to hedge about, i.e. protect:--defend] of Eden [God’s covering which is the blessing], to till the ground from whence he was taken.

1.      (Job 1:8-10)  And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job [hated (i.e. persecuted)], that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God [morally reverent: Dict: revere = to regard with respect tinged with awe; venerate. feel awe of, fear], and escheweth [departs from, turns away from] evil? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge [to entwine, i.e. shut in (for formation, protection, restraint):--fence. (make an) hedge (up)] about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

2.      (Gen 2:7,8)  And the LORD God formed man of the dust [dust (as powdered)] of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had [previously] formed.

3.      Commentary: man become disobedient (syn: rebellious, bitter) and ate of Lucifer-Satan’s fruit that appeared “good” and tasted “good” but which in fact was MINGLED with “evil” (a poison unto death). Consequently thereafter, all men and women are born into this world, and outside the garden of Eden, containing within us the mingled seed of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil which we inherited from Adam and Woman, and which they inherited from Lucifer (good)-Satan (evil).

4.      mingle = Dict: 1. to become mixed, blended, or united. 2. to associate or mix in company. 3. to take part with others; participate. 4. to mix or combine; put together in a mixture; blend. 5. to unite, join, or conjoin: joy mingled with pain.

5.   (Isa 64:6) But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf [of a tree]; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

6.     to dress it = 'abad; to work (in any sense); by impl. to serve, till, enslave, etc.:-- X be, keep in bondage, be bondmen, bond-service, compel, do, dress, ear, execute, + husbandman, keep, labour (-ing man), bring to pass, (cause to, make to) serve (-ing, self), (be, become) servant (-s), do (use) service, till (-er), (set a) work, be wrought, worshipper.

7.   (Gen 2:15)  And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it ['abad; till] and to keep it [shamar].

8.      to keep it = shamar; to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. guard; gen. to protect, attend to, etc.:--beware, be circumspect, take heed (to self), keep (-er, self), mark, look narrowly, observe, preserve, regard, reserve, save (self), sure, (that lay) wait (for), watch (-man).

9.      (Exo 20:1-2) And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

10.  Egypt = Heb: in the sense of a limit; Egypt (as the border of Pal.):--besieged places, defense, fortified /// something hemming in, i.e. (obj.) a mound (of besiegers), (abstr.) a siege, (fig.) distress; or (subj.) a fastness:--besieged, bulwark, defense, fenced, fortress, siege, strong (hold), tower.


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