Genesis 1:27

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So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Genesis 1:27

So God created man in his owne Image, in the Image of God created hee him; male and female created hee them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God made man in his image, in the image of God he made him: male and female he made them.
- Basic English Bible

And God created Man in his image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
- Darby Bible

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
- Webster's Bible

God created man in his own image. In God's image he created him; male and female he created them.
- World English Bible

And God prepareth the man in His image; in the image of God He prepared him, a male and a female He prepared them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible


Comments for Genesis 1:27

Erick's comment on 2014-04-04 11:56:48:

GOD allowed me to see what is written because of my faith but I cannot share perspective without being hit by opinions. The flood of Noah did not last 40 days and 40 nights people over almost a year and a Half.


Daniel's comment on 2014-03-11 00:38:24:

Yea Jesus said in beginning God created men and women so man separate from his father and his mother and will be one flash so no one allow to separate Them


Eric's comment on 2014-03-10 09:29:04:

I think that when we try to come up with a human explanation for everything written in the Bible we remove the element of faith in our lives There is much that can be explained There is some that cannot Have faith and God will reveal to your heart His truth and you will experience His freedom


Sheila Thom's comment on 2014-02-18 08:36:31:

God created man in his own image so that he should have domion over everythin its just unfortunate that man do not realise the potential God gave him the power to heal the power to overcome and the power to authority


Goodwill's comment on 2013-12-28 11:49:20:

the bible informs us- subtly so, perhaps- that there already existed what it claims was created by God (i.e. the dark deep waters over which the spirit of God moved).
With the water there must have been containment of same (most possibly some earth)because the water cannot have been suspended.


Allen's comment on 2013-12-22 01:14:29:

When the verse states "male and female created He them", it was speaking of creating man in His image as a spirit, for God is a spirit, and must be worshipped in spirit and in truth. So as a spirit, man could not subdue and have dominion (rule) over the physical manifestion of God's will (earth), but could as a living, breathing organism.


Matt's comment on 2013-12-04 12:20:01:

@ George Mbui:
" let us make man in our image and likeness, my question is, who else was with God in this time,of mans creation? Asist me on this please.

three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Meschella's comment on 2013-11-20 16:37:01:

it dose not explain how others was made


Andrea's comment on 2013-10-11 19:00:28:

Hi Liz, I would like to answer your question as to who Cain married. Because Eve was the mother of all living (Adam actually named his wife after they sinned and were kicked out of the garden) Cain could have only married his sister. This actually isn't too hard to swallow. In the beginning there were no genetic mistakes in the gene pool and for the first 2,000 years marrying close relations wouldn't have caused much of a problem with offspring. God only forbid it in the time of Moses. I believe it was for health reasons and of course some close relations would have been evil in his sight. Like a son marrying his mother. The Egyptians didn't regard the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob so they suffered many birth defects as they continued to marry close relations. Consider that Abraham married his half sister and God did not condemn him. There was no law against it. We literally are all related and go back to Noah and his three sons. The Bible says that from Noah's three sons came the nations of the world.


George Mbui's comment on 2013-09-09 13:40:57:

Bible says, God made man in his image, the same bible says " let us make man in our image and likeness, my question is, who else was with God in this time,of mans creation? Asist me on this please.


Henry's comment on 2013-09-08 06:14:03:

God created man in His image and likeness...this construes to mean we 're met to be as Him both in spiritual and physical form. It's agreed that we made from the dust but the breathe of life given to man and the freewill to distingush the right from wrong make man takes after God. When we do the right thing, we exhibit the perfect nature of Him.


Liz's comment on 2013-08-03 20:38:56:

Who did Cain marry??? this is a big question to all Christians...


Evangelist Pauline Orr's comment on 2013-07-28 21:13:44:

I believe from my studies, that the invisible God the Father, the Almighty God the Son,in consultation with the highest of the eternal counselors **("Let us make man in our image and likeness") - made man in their image and their likeness as a spiritual being first-(Adam) then in Genesis Chapter 2, (Adam)- the flesh man was formed - [A-***ual]. Then I believe that Eve was taken from him (Adam). Separated into a single individual, simply because Adam was lonely. Making two individuals who were suitable for each other, and suitable for fulfilling the plans of God of filling the earth with the same DNA, because I believe that there were other beings that were in existence and not suitable for Adam. They were not in the image and likeness of the Father and the Son. The bible does not go into detail as to what was taking place before time in great detail. So it's not necessary for us to know certain things. However, in time, we will know the whole story.


Daalkhai's comment on 2013-05-21 04:19:06:

Dear Website,
My name is Daalkhai. Age 33. Married.
I am a Mongolian christian. In Mongolian language today we have bible. But this is translation from Alexandrian manuscript based NIV. I am Textus Receptus ( Byzantine text-type) supporter and i always want to make byzantine text type based bible translation to Mongolian language. For that i need time and money. I work as full time worker at mining company and i have no time to do translation. I must quit my job and must dedicate my full time for translation. I cant quit my job without another financial support. If i can find financial support, i can quit my job and i will do translation on full time. Can you find me financial support person or organization?
Mongolians do not know that they read corrupt text based bible translation. I always worry and unhappy with that.I hope that God will use me as a tool for best translation.
Best regards,


Mr. Happiness's comment on 2013-04-22 10:36:53:

Actually, chapter 2 is the background regarding this verse. It explains the man, who is Adam, and the woman, who is Eve, that God created.


Joy's comment on 2013-02-27 00:23:21:

Before God made us from out of dirt (dust), he spoke us in the Spirit!


Briana Grant's comment on 2012-11-29 15:54:09:

Well I think it was great because this is my first time ever reading this I liked it.


Rev John J Wilson's comment on 2012-10-20 08:46:34:

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. God created the whole world of people at this time. It is called today, DNA. When God took Eve from Adam, it was a genetic construction of a reverse nature so that man could populate the world using the set up of man and woman. The entire world proceeded from these two. That's why the Bible says through Adam all have sinned. That is how we were separated from God and God promised us all, the Messiah while we were still in Adam. As for our being created in His image I will only guess but perhaps it is mind, body and soul. The body being Jesus, the mind being that we think and so does God. The soul meaning we are living beings that will live with or without God. The mind portion is such as we love our children, God loves us, we want them to prosper, God wants the same...


Pastor's comment on 2012-10-19 23:40:52:

We should desist from the habit of reading the Bible like a novel, newspaper or philosophy but should seek God's revelation on every verse. Genesis 1:27 is very clear and so is Genesis 2. In 1:27 God "CREATED"[make from nothing] and this man was in the image of God. Bible readers know that God is a spirit. Thus, this man was a spirit-man with both masculine and feminine spiritual nature just like God [think, El Shaddai]. Hence this man 'he-them' could not till the earth. Another interesting observation is this man, 'He-them' could not sin or fail 'cause he was the very image of God. In Genesis 2:7 God 'FORMS' Adam [not create] from the dust and breathed the He-them of Genesis 1:27 into him thus began the war within us. That's why God could not form Eve from the earth but had to take her from Adam. Now, the formed man doesn't have the nature[image] of God thus his inclination toward sin. The African, Chinese, European man etc is not the image of God. How can he be with all his evil, hate, bitterness, carnality, lust etc…


Godwin Ameh's comment on 2012-10-16 18:11:45:

And God say let us make man in our image and likeness and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth. Verse 27, So God created man in his own image; male and female. This creation was the spirit-man clothed by the lively flesh. Though at this point many argued that the author of the book of Genesis only give the summery of the account of the creation of man here and then went further to explain in detail how man was created from the dust of the earth. The argument could not hold water because all animals were created male and female. From the dust of the earth God created them. Secondly, it does not just occur to God to create a woman when Adam suddenly became lonely, because He already wanted man to multiply and replenish the earth. Man cannot multiply without woman. Woman came later after when the man came to really needed a companion. He was subjected to that need by God to know the value of the woman that will soon join her in physical. And God said, 'it's not good for man to be alone.' Like every man Adam also had the experience of a bachelor. So after this creation of the spirit-man, God put him into the physical dust which has became flesh so that man can have contact with the physical things which He has created. After God have created everything, Man came later to have dominion over what He has created. And the Holy spirit allows me to understand that, in a like manner, Christ who is the ruler of all God creation was also appear to the world at the later end to rule over everything God has created. Man is a spirit, body and soul.


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