Hebrew: He drove the man out, and stationed east of the garden of Eden the cherubim and the fiery ever-turning sword, to guard the way to the tree of life.
Greek: And he cast out Adam and settled him before the garden of luxury and he posted the cherubim and the flaming sword that turns to guard the way to the tree of life.
Old Latin: He drove Adam out and placed him over against the Paradise of pleasure, and He placed the cherubim and a flaming sword turning every way to guard the path to the tree of life.
Vulgate: So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Peshitta: And the Lord God cast him forth.. And he stationed at the east of the Garden of Eden a Cherub and a sharp sword which turned to guard the way to the tree of life.
- Onkelos: Then He expelled Adam and stationed to the east of Eden the cherubim and the sharp revolving sword to guard the way to the tree of life.
- Neophyti: And he banished Adam; and he had made the Glory of his Shekinah dwell from the beginning to the east of the Garden of Eden, between the two cherubim. Two thousand years before he created the world he had created the Law; he had prepared the garden of Eden for the just and Gehenna for the wicked. He had prepared the garden of Eden for the just that they might eat and delight themselves from the fruits of the tree, because they had kept precepts of the Law in this world and fulfilled the commandments. For the wicked he prepared Gehenna, which is comparable to a sharp sword devouring with both edges. He prepared within it darts of fire and burning coals for the wicked, to be avenged of them in the world to come because they did not observe the precepts of the Law in this world. For the Law is a tree of life for everyone who toils in it and keeps the commandments: he lives and endures like the tree of life in the world to come. The Law is good for all who labor in it in this world like the fruit of the tree of life.
- PS. Jonathan: And he drove Adam out of (the place) where, from the beginning, he had caused the Glory of his Shekinah to dwell between the two cherubim. Before he had yet created the world, he created the Law. He established the garden of Eden for the righteous, that they might eat and take delight in the fruit of the tree, for having during their lives cherished the instruction of the Law in this world and fulfilled the precepts. For the wicked he established Gehenna, which is like a sharp two-edged sword. Within it he established sparks of fire and burning coals with which to judge the wicked, who during their lives rebelled against the instruction of the Law. The Law is better for him who toils in it than the fruit of the tree of life, (that Law) which the Memra of the Lord established to be kept so that people might endure and walk in the paths of the way of life in the world to come.