Genesis 2:8
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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.

King James Bible
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.

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

Genesis 2:8 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The abode, which God prepared for the first man, was a "garden in Eden," also called "the garden of Eden" (Genesis 2:15; Genesis 3:23-24; Joel 2:3), or Eden (Isaiah 51:3; Ezekiel 28:13; Ezekiel 31:9). Eden (עדן, i.e., delight) is the proper name of a particular district, the situation of which is described in Genesis 2:10.; but it must not be confounded with the Eden of Assyria (2 Kings 19:12, etc.) and Coelesyria (Amos 1:5), which is written with double seghol. The garden (lit., a place hedged round) was to the east, i.e., in the eastern portion, and is generally called Paradise from the Septuagint version, in which the word is rendered παράδεισος. This word, according to Spiegel, was derived from the Zendic pairi-daêza, a hedging round, and passed into the Hebrew in the form פּרדּס (Sol 4:13; Ecclesiastes 2:5; Nehemiah 2:8), a park, probably through the commercial relations which Solomon established with distant countries. In the garden itself God caused all kinds of trees to grow out of the earth; and among them were tow, which were called "the tree of life" and "the tree of knowledge of good and evil," on account of their peculiar significance in relation to man (see Genesis 2:16 and Genesis 3:22). הדּעת, an infinitive, as Jeremiah 22:16 shows, has the article here because the phrase ורע טוב דעת is regarded as one word, and in Jeremiah from the nature of the predicate.

Genesis 2:8 Parallel Commentaries

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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...

Ezekiel 28:13 You have been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl...

Ezekiel 31:8,9 The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs...

Joel 2:3 A fire devours before them; and behind them a flame burns: the land is as the garden of Eden before them...

eastward.

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

Genesis 4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelled 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...

Ezekiel 27:23 Haran, and Canneh, and Eden, the merchants of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad, were your merchants.

Ezekiel 31:16,18 I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit...

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.

Cross References
Genesis 3:24
He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.

Genesis 13:10
And Lot lifted up his eyes and saw that the Jordan Valley was well watered everywhere like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, in the direction of Zoar. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.)

Isaiah 51:3
For the LORD comforts Zion; he comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song.

Ezekiel 28:13
You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, emerald, and carbuncle; and crafted in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created they were prepared.

Ezekiel 31:8
The cedars in the garden of God could not rival it, nor the fir trees equal its boughs; neither were the plane trees like its branches; no tree in the garden of God was its equal in beauty.

Ezekiel 31:9
I made it beautiful in the mass of its branches, and all the trees of Eden envied it, that were in the garden of God.

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