Genesis 2:8, 15-17 (NRSV)


8 And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it.

16 And the Lord God commanded the man, ‘You may freely eat of every tree of the garden;

17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.’

Revelation 22:1-5 (NRSV)


1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb

2 through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.

3 Nothing accursed will be found there any more. But the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him;

4 they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.

5 And there will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign for ever and ever.



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