Yahweh God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil.
Now, lest he reach out his hand, and also take of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever—”
Therefore Yahweh God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken.
So he drove out the man;
and he placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.
The man knew Eve his wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Cain, and said, “I have gotten a man with Yahweh’s help.”
Again she gave birth, to Cain’s brother Abel. Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
One of the elders answered, saying to me, “These who are arrayed in the white robes, who are they, and where did they come from?” I told him, “My lord, you know.”
He said to me, “These are those who came out of the great suffering.
They washed their robes, and made them white in the Lamb’s blood.
Therefore they are before the throne of God,
they serve him day and night in his temple. He who sits on the throne will spread his tabernacle over them.
They will never be hungry or thirsty any more. The sun won’t beat on them, nor any heat;
for the Lamb who is in the middle of the throne shepherds them