The Tree of Life and The Tree of Death
“And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden (H5731); and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant (H2530) to the sight, and good (H2896) for food; the tree of life (H2416) also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge (H1847) of good (H2896) and evil (H7451).” (Genesis 2:8-9 KJV)
*H5731 – עדן – ‛êden – ay’-den
The same as H5730 (masculine); Eden, the region of Adam’s home. KJV Usage: Eden.
*H5730 – עדנה עדן – ‛êden ‛ednâh – ay’-den, ed-naw’
From H5727; pleasure. KJV Usage: delicate, delight, pleasure.
>H5727 – עדן – ‛âdan – aw-dan’
A primitive root; to be soft or pleasant; figuratively and reflexively to live voluptuously. KJV Usage: delight self.
*H2416 – חי – chay – khah’ee
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively. KJV Usage: + age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life (-time), live (-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.
>H2421 – חיה – châyâh – khaw-yaw’
A prim root (compare H2331, H2424); to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively to revive. KJV Usage: keep (leave, make) alive, X certainly, give (promise) life, (let, suffer to) live, nourish up, preserve (alive), quicken, recover, repair, restore (to life), revive, (X God) save (alive, life, lives), X surely, be whole.
*H1847 – דּעת – da‛ath – dah’-ath
From H3045; knowledge. KJV Usage: cunning, [ig-] norantly, know(-ledge), [un-] awares (wittingly).
>H3035 – ידע – yâda‛ – yaw-dah’
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) KJV Usage: acknowledge, acquaintance (-ted with), advise, answer, appoint, assuredly, be aware, [un-] awares, can [-not], certainly, for a certainty, comprehend, consider, X could they, cunning, declare, be diligent, (can, cause to) discern, discover, endued with, familiar friend, famous, feel, can have, be [ig-] norant, instruct, kinsfolk, kinsman, (cause to, let, make) know, (come to give, have, take) knowledge, have [knowledge], (be, make, make to be, make self) known, + be learned, + lie by man, mark, perceive, privy to, X prognosticator, regard, have respect, skilful, shew, can (man of) skill, be sure, of a surety, teach, (can) tell, understand, have [understanding], X will be, wist, wit, wot.
*H2896 – טוב – ṭôb – tobe
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) KJV Usage: beautiful, best, better, bountiful, cheerful, at ease, X fair (word), (be in) favour, fine, glad, good (deed, -lier, liest, -ly, -ness, -s), graciously, joyful, kindly, kindness, liketh (best), loving, merry, X most, pleasant, + pleaseth, pleasure, precious, prosperity, ready, sweet, wealth, welfare, (be) well ([-favoured]).
>H2895- טוב – ṭôb – tobe
A primitive root, to be (transitively do or make) good (or well) in the widest sense. KJV Usage: be (do) better, cheer, be (do, seem) good, (make), goodly, X please, (be, do, go, play) well.
*H7451 – רעה רע – ra‛ râ‛âh – rah, raw-aw’
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun. KJV Usage: adversity, affliction, bad, calamity, + displease (-ure), distress, evil ([-favouredness], man, thing), + exceedingly, X great, grief (-vous), harm, heavy, hurt (-ful), ill (favoured), + mark, mischief, (-vous), misery, naught (-ty), noisome, + not please, sad (-ly), sore, sorrow, trouble, vex, wicked (-ly, -ness, one), worse (-st) wretchedness, wrong. [Including feminine ra’ah; as adjective or noun.]
>H7489 – רעע – râ‛a‛ – raw-ah’
A primitive root; properly to spoil (literally by breaking to pieces); figuratively to make (or be) good for nothing, that is, bad (physically, socially or morally). (associate selves and show self friendly are by mistake for H7462.) KJV Usage: afflict, associate selves [by mistake for H7462], break (down, in pieces), + displease, (be, bring, do) evil (doer, entreat, man), show self friendly [by mistake for H7462], do harm, (do) hurt, (behave self, deal) ill, X indeed, do mischief, punish, still vex, (do) wicked (doer, -ly), be (deal, do) worse.
>>>H7462 – רעה – râ‛âh – raw-aw’
A primitive root; to tend a flock, that is, pasture it; intransitively to graze (literally or figuratively); generally to rule; by extension to associate with (as a friend) KJV Usage: X break, companion, keep company with, devour, eat up, evil entreat, feed, use as a friend, make friendship with, herdman, keep [sheep] (-er), pastor, + shearing house, shepherd, wander, waste.
“And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 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 the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” (Genesis 2:16-25 KJV)
Of all the trees in the garden Adam and Eve were free to eat, including the tree of life. But there was the one and only tree they were commanded not to eat the fruit thereof, for if they did – they would surely die. Mankind has lived with that curse ever since. It was mankind’s first choice! Then in 5 BC, our creator (The Word who breathed the breath of life into Adam) became flesh and lived a (good) perfect life and said NO to the Adversary (evil)! Emanuel (God with us) the first of the Father and only son begotten in the womb of a virgin became the sacrificial Lamb of Father God. Jesus Christ laid down his life and picked it up again becoming the Fristfruit of mankind making the resurrections (Rev. 20:4-15) possible for all who have ever lived. It was Father God’s choice for He so loved the world. As the obedient first son (The Word) in whom all things (matter/mankind) was made, it is through Jesus Christ that redemption is possible. There is one of two choices to make!
Jesus Christ and eternal life <or> Satan and eternal death
“If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.” John 14:15-21)
Have a restful Sabbath!