IN THE BEGINNING GOD PLANTED…
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2:8,9) And the LORD God planted
a garden [Heb: a garden as
fenced /// to hedge about, protect: defend] eastward in
(Gen 2:16,17) 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 [Heb: unwitting] of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
2. Commentary: Adam lived 930 years; the oldest person Methuselah lived 969 years.
(Gen 3:1-5) 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 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.
1. serpent = Heb: a snake (from its hiss) /// to hiss, that is, whisper a (magic) spell: enchanter.
a. enchant = Dict: 1. to subject to magical influence; cast a spell over; bewitch. 2. to delight in a high degree; charm. [syn: captivate, fascinate, enthrall]
2. (Isa 14:14) I [Lucifer] will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
(Gen 3:6-8) 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. And the [natural] eyes of them both were opened, and they knew [Heb: understood] that they were naked [i.e., they knew their sin was exposed to God]; and they sewed [works] fig leaves together [rather like Cain’s unacceptable offering of “the fruit of the ground” Gen 4:3], and made [works] themselves aprons. 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. (1 Tim 2:11-15) Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection [Gk: subordination]. But I suffer [Gk: allow: permit] not a woman to teach, nor to usurp [syn: appropriate, seize, take, grab] authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding [nevertheless] she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
2. aprons = Heb: a belt (for the waist): armor /// to gird on: be afraid, on every side.
THE FIVE “I” OF ADAM AND LUCIFER
(Gen 3:9-12) And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, [having put on and now wearing (manifesting) the apron (character - covering) of Satan] 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.
1. (Isa 14:12-15) How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
(Gen 3:13) 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, deluded, seduced: deceived, 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 [her seed] shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
(Gen 3:16-19) Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow [Heb: labor or pain] and thy conception [Heb: pregnancy]; in sorrow [Heb: an earthen vessel, (painful) toil, pang] thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire [Heb: in the sense of stretching out after; longing] 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: to hear intelligently, obediently] 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 [Heb: labor or pain] shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles [Mat 13:7,22] 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. (Eccl 12:7) Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
(Gen 3:20,21) And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins [i.e., an acceptable blood sacrifice], and clothed them.
1. Commentary: “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve” = this phrase is a God-given expression of power and dominance over the woman, which she received (accepted). Adam (man) has been given authority over “every living creature” (Gen 2:19) which is manifested by calling out and assigning to them their name.
(Gen 3:22-24) And the LORD God [Heb: elohiym; gods] 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 [i.e., take of the fruit of life, take of the Word of God], and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till [Heb: to work, serve: worship] the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out [Heb: divorced: expelled, thrust out] the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims [an animalistic type of angels; also, please note the two cherubim sitting as “the two ends of the mercy seat” Exo 25:18], and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep [Heb: to protect] the way of [the only pathway through the hedge of the garden to] the tree of life.
1. (Heb 5:12-14) For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles [Gk: utterances] [doctrines] of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use [Gk: habit, practice] have their senses [Gk: organs of perception, fig. judgment] exercised [Gk: practice, trained] to discern [Gk: judicial estimation /// to separate thoroughly: judge] both good and evil.
2. (Eph 6:17) And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word [Gk: rhema; revelation] of God:
3. (Heb 4:12) For the word [Gk: logos; seed] of God is quick [Gk: alive], and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged [natural] sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.