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Genesis 2:8-14 NIV

8 Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.

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9 The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

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10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.

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11 The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold.

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12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resina and onyx are also there.)

References for Genesis 2:12

    • e 2:12 - Or "good" ; "pearls"
      13 The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.b

      References for Genesis 2:13

        • f 2:13 - Possibly southeast Mesopotamia
          14 The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

          Study tools for Genesis 2:8-14

          • a 2:5 - Or "land" ; also in verse 6
          • b 2:6 - Or "mist"
          • c 2:7 - The Hebrew for "man (adam)" sounds like and may be related to the Hebrew for "ground (adamah)" ; it is also the name "Adam" (see verse 20).
          • d 2:12 - Or "good" ; "pearls"
          • e 2:13 - Possibly southeast Mesopotamia
          • f 2:20 - Or "the man"
          • g 2:21 - Or "took part of the man’s side"
          • h 2:22 - Or "part"