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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Genesis 3:22-24

Sentence being passed upon the offenders, we have here execution, in part, done upon them immediately. Observe here, I. How they were justly disgraced and shamed before God and the holy angels, by the ironical upbraiding of them with the issue of their enterprise: ?Behold, the man has become as one of us, to know good and evil! A goodly god he makes! Does he not? See what he has got, what preferments, what advantages, by eating forbidden fruit!? This was said to awaken and humble them, and to... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Genesis 3:24

So he drove out the man ,.... Being unwilling to go out upon the orders given, some degree of force was used, or power exerted, in some way or other, to oblige him to depart; the word it is expressed by is used of divorces: there was a conjugal relation between God and man, the covenant between them had the nature of a matrimonial contract; which covenant man broke, though he was an husband to him, by committing idolatry, that is, spiritual adultery, not giving credit to him, but believing... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 3:24

So he drove out the man - Three things are noted here: God's displeasure against sinful man, evidenced by his expelling him from this place of blessedness; Man's unfitness for the place, of which he had rendered himself unworthy by his ingratitude and transgression; and, His reluctance to leave this place of happiness. He was, as we may naturally conclude, unwilling to depart, and God drove him out. He placed at the east - מכדם mikkedem , or before the garden of Eden, before... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 3:9-24

The word of God in the moral chaos. These verses bring before us very distinctly the elements of man's sinful state, and of the redemptive dispensation of God which came out of it by the action of his brooding Spirit of life upon the chaos. I. THE WORD OF GOD ADDRESSED TO THE PERSONAL CONSCIOUSNESS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW WORLD . "The Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? " Before that direct intercourse between the Spirit of God and... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 3:20-24

First fruits of the promise. I. FAITH ( Genesis 3:20 ). The special significance of Adam's renaming his wife at this particular juncture in his history is best discerned when the action is regarded as the response of his faith to the antecedent promise of the woman's seed. 1. It is the place of faith to succeed, and not to precede, the promise. Faith being, in its simplest conception, belief in a testimony, the testimony must ever take precedence of the faith. "In whom ye also... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 3:23-24

Therefore (literally, and) the Lord God sent (or cast , shalach in the Piel conveying the ideas of force and displeasure; cf. Deuteronomy 21:14 ; 1 Kings 9:7 ) him forth from the garden of Eden to till the ground ( i.e. the soil outside of paradise, which had been cursed for his sake) whence he was taken . Vide Genesis 3:19 . So (and) he drove out the man (along with his guilty partner); and he placed (literally, caused to dwell) at the east of the garden of Eden... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 3:24

The dispensation of redemption. Notice— I. THE MERCY WITH JUDGMENT . He did not destroy the garden; he did not root up its trees and flowers. II. He " DROVE OUT THE MAN " into his curse that he might pray for and seek for and, at last, by Divine grace, obtain once more his forfeited blessing. III. AT THE EAST OF THE GARDEN HE PLACED THE CHERUBIMS AND THE FLAMING SWORD TURNING EVERY WAY , emblems of his natural and moral governments, which, as they... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Genesis 3:22-24

- XVII. The Execution24. כרוּב kerûb ברך in Aramaic: “carve, plow”; Persian: “grip, grasp.” This word occurs about eighty-seven times in the Hebrew scriptures; in sixty of which it refers to carved or embroidered figures; in twenty-two to the living being in the vision of Ezekiel Ezekiel 10:0; in two figuratively to the king of Tyre Ezekiel 28:14, Ezekiel 28:16; in two to a being on which the Lord is poetically described as riding 2 Samuel 22:11; Psalms 18:11; and in the present passage... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Genesis 3:24

Genesis 3:24. So he drove out the man This signified the exclusion of him and his guilty race from that communion with God which was the bliss and glory of paradise. But whither did he send him when he turned him out of Eden? He might justly have chased him out of the world, Job 18:18; but he only chased him out of the garden: he might justly have cast him down to hell, as the angels that sinned were, when they were shut out from the heavenly paradise, 2 Peter 2:4; but man was only... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Genesis 3:1-24

Human disobedience (3:1-24)Since human beings were made in God’s image, and since God was unlimited, the first human couple soon showed that they too wanted to be unlimited. They had to remember, however, that they were not God; they were only creatures made in the image of God. Just as the image of the moon on the water could not exist independently of the moon, so they could not exist independently of God. Their relationship with God contained an element of dependence, or limitation, and... read more

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