Chapter 130




(Gen 2:7-9)  And the LORD God formed man of the dust 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 [Heb: a garden (as fenced)] eastward in Eden [Heb: delight]; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.


(Gen 2:15-17)  And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it [Heb: work, serve, till: worshipper] and to keep it [Heb: to hedge about, to guard, protect]. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But [except] of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

  1. (2 Pet 3:8)  But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.


(Gen 3:1-8)  Now the serpent was more subtil [Heb: cunning (usually in a bad sense), crafty] than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he [“Satan” Amplified Bible] said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise [as gods], she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed [first biblical works] fig leaves together [natural coverings], and made themselves aprons [Heb: belts: armor]. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

  1. serpent = Heb: a snake (from its hiss) /// to hiss, whisper a (magic) spell: divine, enchanter.
  2. Commentary: “and made themselves aprons” = previously, Adam and woman were dependent upon God who provided for them everything they needed, but by this act of personal “works” (essentially, an act of creation) they declared themselves independent of God, and themselves gods.”


(Gen 3:9-19)  And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid [fear resides in the place of, in the absence of love], because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled [Heb: lead astray, deluded, seduced: deceived] me, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity [Heb: hostility: hatred] between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception [Heb: pregnancy]; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire [Heb: longing after] shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule [Heb: have dominion, govern, reign, have power] over thee. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened [Heb: listened with obedience] unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

  1. (1 Pet 3:7)  Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.



(Gen 3:20-34)  And Adam called his wife's name Eve [Heb: lifegiver]; because she was the mother of all living. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins [the first sacrifice of innocent animals on behalf of man], and clothed [covered] them. And the LORD God said, 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: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims [Heb: angels], and a flaming sword [the Word of God] which turned every way, to keep the way of [and to] the tree of life.