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{Genesis 2:16} And the LORD 3068 God 430 commanded 6680 z8762 x5921 the man, 120 saying, 559 z8800 Of every x4480 x3605 tree 6086 of the garden 1588 thou mayest freely y398 z8800 eat: 398 z8799
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"And Samuel said, Hath the LORD [as great] delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey [is] better than sacrifice, [and] to hearken than the fat of rams." {1Sm 15:22}
thou mayest freely eat:
Heb. eating thou shalt eat, "And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil." {Gen 2:9} + "Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? ... And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:" {Gen 3:1-2} + "For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:" {1Tm 4:4} + "Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;" {1Tm 6:17}

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