The Guide to the Scriptures

    Tree of Life

    See also Eden

    A tree in the Garden of Eden and the paradise of God (Gen. 2:9; Rev. 2:7). In Lehi’s dream the tree of life represents the love of God and is referred to as the greatest of all the gifts of God (1 Ne. 8; 11:21–22, 25; 15:36).

    • Cherubim and a flaming sword keep the way of the tree of life:Gen. 3:24; ( Alma 12:21–23; Alma 42:2–6; )
    • John saw the tree of life, and the leaves had healing power for the nations:Rev. 22:2;
    • Lehi beheld the tree of life:1 Ne. 8:10–35;
    • Nephi saw the tree his father saw:1 Ne. 11:8–9;
    • The iron rod leads to the tree of life:1 Ne. 11:25; ( 1 Ne. 15:22–24; )
    • An awful gulf separates the wicked from the tree of life:1 Ne. 15:28, 36;
    • It must needs be that there was a forbidden fruit in opposition to the tree of life:2 Ne. 2:15;
    • Come unto the Lord and partake of the fruit of the tree of life:Alma 5:34, 62;
    • If our first parents had partaken of the tree of life, they would have been forever miserable:Alma 12:26;
    • If ye will not nourish the word, ye can never pluck of the fruit of the tree of life:Alma 32:40;
    • The Lord planted the tree of life in the midst of the garden:Moses 3:9; ( Abr. 5:9; )
    • God sent Adam from Eden lest he partake of the tree of life and live forever:Moses 4:28–31;