New International Version
And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;
King James Bible
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah Elohim commanded Man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou shalt freely eat;
World English Bible
Yahweh God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah God layeth a charge on the man, saying, 'Of every tree of the garden eating thou dost eat;
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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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
thou mayest freely eat. Heb. eating thou shalt eat.
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 …
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ
The Covenant of Works
Concerning the Condition of Man in the Fall.
Though Ye Know Him Not
The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,
but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'"
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