Genesis Chapter 2
Thus the heavens and the earth were
finished, and all the host of them.
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he
had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work
which he had made.
3 And God blessed the seventh day, and
sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his
work which God created and made.
4 These are the generations of the heavens and
of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD
God made the earth and the heavens,
5 And every plant of the field before it was in the
earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the
LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and
there was not a man to till the ground.
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered
the whole face of the ground.
7And the LORD God formed man of the
dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath
of life; and man became a living soul.
8And the LORD God planted a garden
eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9And out of the ground made the LORD God to
grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for
food; the tree of life also in the midst of the
garden, and the tree of knowledge
of good and evil.
And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and
from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
11 The name of the first is Pison: that is
it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah,
12 And the gold of that land is good: there
is bdellium and the onyx stone.
13 And the name of the second river is Gihon:
the same is it that compasseth the whole land of
14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel:
that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And
the fourth river is Euphrates.
15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the
garden of Eden to dress it and to
16 And the LORD God commanded the man,
Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But 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.
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.
9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him,
Where art thou?
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and
I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11 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
12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to
be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is
this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The
serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
14 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:
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the
woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy
head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy
sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth
children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and
he shall rule over thee.
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened
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 shalt thou eat of it all the days
of thy life;
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring
forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 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.
20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was
the mother of all living.
21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make
coats of skins, and clothed them.
22 And the LORD God 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, and eat, and live
23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the
garden of Eden, to till the
ground from whence he was taken.
24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east
of the garden
of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way,
to keep the way of the tree of life.
1. Adamic Covenant
God permits Adam and
Eve to eat freely of any tree in the
Garden of Eden, except the tree
of knowledge of good and evil (Gen. 2:16-17). However, they
disobey this order and succumb to the serpent's temptation.
They eat of the forbidden fruit, thereby gaining a knowledge
of good and evil, injecting themselves into an ongoing
struggle between God and Satan (i.e., the serpent; Rev. 12:9),
and taking upon themselves the characteristics of this
struggle between the goodness of God and the evil of Satan.
scripture, Satan is a spiritual being with limited power who
rebels against God and seeks to obtain equality with him (See:
Isa. 14:12-13; Ezek. 28:13-19; Jude 6). For their disobedience
(called "The Fall"), Adam and Eve are expelled from Eden under
a decree that their lives will be filled with sorrow. God tells Adam that he must now work
outside the garden tilling the soil which is cursed and
overrun with thorns and thistles.
Eve is told that she will have many children, but will also
have sorrow when they are born (Gen. 3:16-19).
In Song Of
Solomon Chapter 4 Solomon compares his lady love to a garden.
In Ezekiel chapter 31 the pharoh king of Egypt the
compared himself to a garden
better then God's Garden and for this he was punished for his
Jeremiah Chapter 29
The Lord spoke to the Jews being carried away to Babylon
4 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, unto
all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be
carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon;
Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of
Take ye wives, and beget sons and
daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your
daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters;
that ye may be increased there, and not diminished.
And seek the peace of the city whither I
have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the
LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.
When Jesus had spoken these words, he
went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was
into the which he entered, and his disciples.
And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew
the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his
Now in the
place where he was crucified there was a garden; and
in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man
There laid they Jesus therefore because
of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was
nigh at hand.
And I will bring again the captivity of
my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities,
and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and
drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of
And I will plant them upon their land,
and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I
have given them, saith the LORD thy God.
in the Garden
On Thursday night of
that week, Jesus ate a Passover meal with his disciples. He
explained that his blood was about to be shed as the blood of
the "new covenant" foretold by Jeremiah the prophet (Jer.
31:31-34. Judas, for personal reasons unknown to this day,
betrayed Jesus into the hands of his enemies, and Jesus was
arrested after praying in the
Garden of Gethsemane across the
valley from Jerusalem
The location of
Golgotha in relation to the West wall in Christ's time has
been much debated. Some hold that the present day Church of
the Holy Sepulchre marks the site of Christ's crucifixion and
burial, and others favor the site near the Damascus Gate known
as the Garden Tomb. The rock sepulchre there is dated between 100 B.C. and A.D.
100 and could have held Christ's body.
Well I think you
get some of my points I think Gardens are given of God and are
given for food and enjoyment and peaceful prayerful
times. Gardens given for love are there for troublesome times
and to feed the families.
A part of me loves the fact that so many of my ancestors were
farmers and tilled the land.
Thank you Jesus
for giving us Gardens to enjoy, to pray in to laugh and to
just sit and look at what beauty you have created.