|The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. |
|And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. |
|Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. |
|Genesis 2:15 |
CommentaryThe garden was perfectly prepared. It was man's home and he had to tend and keep it. Even the biblical paradise required work (1:26-28)!
Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson's new illustrated Bible commentary (Ge 2:15). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.
The Garden of Eden - the first home of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman (2:4-3:24). Eden is a translation of a Hebrew word which means "Delight," suggesting a "Garden of Delight."
Thomas Nelson Publishers. (1996). Nelson's complete book of Bible maps & charts : Old and New Testaments. "Completely revised and updated comfort print edition"; Includes indexes. (Rev. and updated ed.). Nashville, Tenn.: Thomas Nelson.