Chapter 25

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(Gen 2:9)  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 [typifying Jesus Christ] also in the midst of the garden [Heb: (as fenced) /// to hedge about, defend], and the tree of knowledge of good and evil [typifying Lucifer-Satan].


(Gen 2:15-17)  And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden [Heb: pleasure: delight] to dress it [Heb: serve: worship] and to keep it [Heb: guard, protect: watch]. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But 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.


(Gen 3:1-5)  Now the serpent was more subtle [Heb: cunning (usually in a bad sense):--crafty] than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he 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 [but unlike gods, still not perceiving the difference between good and evil].


(Gen 3:6,7)  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, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat [up to that time, Adam had not been given authority over woman]. And the [natural] eyes of them both were opened [and their spiritual eyes were closed], and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together [foreshadowing Cain’s incorrect vegetable offering], and made themselves aprons.

1.      aprons = Heb: a belt (for the waist):--apron, armor /// to gird on (as a belt, armor, etc.):--be able to put on, be afraid, appointed, gird, restrain, X on every side.


(Gen 3:8-13)  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. 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, 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 me [Heb: to lead astray, i.e. (mentally) to delude, or (morally) to seduce:--beguile, deceive, X greatly, X utterly], and I did eat.


(Gen 3:14,15)  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.


(Gen 3:16)  Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow [Heb: labor or pain] and thy conception [Heb: pregnancy]; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire [Heb: in the orig. sense of stretching out after; a longing for /// to run after] shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee [Adam is herein given authority over woman].


(Gen 3:17-21)  And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened [Heb: listened obediently] unto the voice of thy wife [thereby esteeming her authority greater than God’s], 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 [Heb: labor: pain] shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles [“among thorns” Mat 13:7 (demons, fallen angels, unclean spirits)] shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face [perspiration from physical work] 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. And Adam called his wife's name Eve [i.e., this is the first time Adam exercised any authority over the woman]; because she was the mother of all living. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins [foreshadowing Able’s bloody offering; the coverings of innocent animals meant to foreshadow the atoning blood covering of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ], and clothed them.


(Gen 3:22-24)  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, and a flaming sword [“the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” Eph 6:17] which turned every way, to keep [Heb: guard: protect] the way of the tree of life.