New International Version
The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
King James Bible
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah Elohim took Man, and put him into the garden of Eden, to till it and to guard it.
World English Bible
Yahweh God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah God taketh the man, and causeth him to rest in the garden of Eden, to serve it, and to keep it.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Put him into the garden - to dress it, and to keep it - Horticulture, or gardening, is the first kind of employment on record, and that in which man was engaged while in a state of perfection and innocence. Though the garden may be supposed to produce all things spontaneously, as the whole vegetable surface of the earth certainly did at the creation, yet dressing and tilling were afterwards necessary to maintain the different kinds of plants and vegetables in their perfection, and to repress luxuriance. Even in a state of innocence we cannot conceive it possible that man could have been happy if inactive. God gave him work to do, and his employment contributed to his happiness; for the structure of his body, as well as of his mind, plainly proves that he was never intended for a merely contemplative life.
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the man. or, Adam.
LibraryThird Day. Holiness and Creation.
And God blessed the Sabbath day, and sanctified it, because that in it He had rested from all the work which God created and made.'--Gen. ii. 3. In Genesis we have the Book of Beginnings. To its first three chapters we are specially indebted for a Divine light shining on the many questions to which human wisdom never could find an answer. In our search after Holiness, we are led thither too. In the whole book of Genesis the word Holy occurs but once. But that once in such a connection as to open …
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And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;
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