Psalms of Solomon 14:3
1 The Lord is faithful to those who truly love him, to those awaiting his discipline, 2 to those living in the righteousness of his commands, in the Torah that he commanded us for our lives. 3 The Lord's devout will live by it forever; his devout are the Lord's Paradise, the trees of life. 4 Their plant is rooted forever; they will not be pulled up as long as heaven shall last. 5 because God has reserved Israel for himself 6 But it is not so with sinners and criminals, who love the time enjoying their sins.
1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life—water as clear as crystal—pouring out from the throne of God and of the Lamb, 2 flowing down the middle of the city’s main street. On each side of the river is the tree of life producing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month of the year. Its leaves are for the healing of the nations. 3 And there will no longer be any curse, and the throne of God and the Lamb will be in the city. His servants will worship him, 4 and they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 Night will be no more, and they will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, because the Lord God will shine on them, and they will reign forever and ever. 6 Then the angel said to me, “These words are reliable and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must happen soon.”
Notes and References
"... The tree of life is mentioned five times in Revelation (2:7; 22:2, 14, 19; see Comment on 2:7). In Psalms of Solomon 14:3, the trees of life in Paradise are metaphors for the faithful (see also 1QH 6:14–19; 10:25–26; Odes of Solomon 11.16; Gos. Truth 36.35–37); Andreas understands the phrase collectively of Christians who share in the tree of life (Schmid, Studien 1:251). For the metaphor of the faithful as trees, see Psalm 92:12–13; Isaiah 61:3; 1 Enoch 93:2; Odes of Solomon 1.2; 11.1 ..."
Aune, David E. Word Biblical Commentary: Revelation 17-22 (p. 357) Word Books, 1998
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