The Lord God planted a (A)garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed.

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Indeed, (A)the Lord will comfort Zion;
He will comfort all her (B)waste places.
And her (C)wilderness He will make like (D)Eden,
And her desert like the (E)garden of the Lord;
(F)Joy and gladness will be found in her,
Thanksgiving and sound of a melody.

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‘The (A)cedars in (B)God’s garden [a]could not match it;
The [b]cypresses [c]could not compare with its boughs,
And the plane trees [d]could not match its branches.
No tree in (C)God’s garden [e]could compare with it in its beauty.
‘I made it beautiful with the multitude of its branches,
And all the trees of (D)Eden, which were in the (E)garden of God, were jealous of it.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 31:8 Lit did
  2. Ezekiel 31:8 Or Phoenician junipers
  3. Ezekiel 31:8 Lit did
  4. Ezekiel 31:8 Lit were not like
  5. Ezekiel 31:8 Lit did

16 I made the nations (A)quake at the sound of its fall when I made it (B)go down to Sheol with those who go down to the pit; and all the [a]well-watered trees of Eden, the choicest and best of (C)Lebanon, were (D)comforted in the earth beneath.

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  1. Ezekiel 31:16 Lit drinkers of water

35 They will say, ‘This desolate land has become like the (A)garden of Eden; and the waste, desolate and ruined cities are fortified and inhabited.’

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