Genesis 2:4

“These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

These are the generations of the heauens, & of the earth, when they were created; in the day that the LORD God made the earth, and the heauens,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that Jehovah God made earth and heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

These are the generations of the heaven and the earth when they were made.
- Basic English Bible

These are the histories of the heavens and the earth, when they were created, in the day that Jehovah Elohim made earth and heavens,
- Darby Bible

These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.
- Webster's Bible

This is the history of the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that Yahweh God made the earth and the heavens.
- World English Bible

These [are] births of the heavens and of the earth in their being prepared, in the day of Jehovah God's making earth and heavens;
- Youngs Literal Bible

These are the generations of the heaven and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 2:4


2:4-7 In these verses, 1. Here is a name given to the Creator, which we have not yet met with, Jehovah. The LORD in capital letters, is constantly used in our English translation, for Jehovah. This is that great and incommunicable name of God, which speaks his having his being of himself, and his giving being to all things. It properly means, He that was, and that is, and that is to come. 2. Further notice taken of the production of plants and herbs, because they were made to be food for man. 3. A more particular account of the creation of man, #Ge 2:7|. Man is a little world, consisting of heaven and earth, soul and body. Here we have all account of the original of both, and the putting of both together: The Lord God, the great fountain of being and power, formed man. Of the other creatures it is said, they were created and made; but of man, that he was formed, which notes a gradual process in the work with great accuracy and exactness. To express the creation of this new thing, he takes a new word: a word (some think) borrowed from the potter's forming his vessel upon the wheel. The body of man is curiously wrought. And the soul takes its rise from the breath of heaven. It came immediately from God; he gave it to be put into the body, #Eccl 12:7 as afterwards he| gave the tables of stone of his own writing to be put into the ark. 'Tis by it that man is a living soul, that is, a living man. The body would be a worthless, useless carcase, if the soul did not animate it.


Discussion for Genesis 2

  • Matt
    @Dw You are correct! The 6th day mankind would later be known as the gentiles. Specifically, they are the blacks, Orientals and Aboriginal peoples. The 8th day Adamic race is the white, specifically. However, Cain doesn't belong to Adam. Seth and Abel were Adam's sons, but Cain belongs to the serpent/ tree of knowledge/ Lucifer: the Devil. Genesis ch. 3, Matthew ch. 13 and 1 John ch. 3 to document
  • Dennis Flannery
    God simply made man and woman from the dust of the ground and he also used a rib from Adam they also became one flesh in husband and wife but they boath came from the dust
  • Dw
    The text is in order. Male and female were created on the sixth day. Adam and Eve were created on the eigth day and put in the garden of Eden. Adam and Eve are the lineage of Jesus. All of mankind does not come from Adam and Eve, as God does not endorse incest. Cain left and found a wife
    , as did Seth, from the people already on Earth from the sixth day creation. The text is in order
  • Sandy
    Rebecca Why does Genesis 1 and 2 seem to contradict?
    I think chapter 2 is explaining chapter 1 in more detail. Irene123 I don't think the fruit is important. I think the fact that Adam and Eve were tricked into disobeying God. The important issue. The SIN is DISOBEYING GOD! It's not what you do.
  • Rebecca
    Why does Genesis 1 and 2 seem to contradict? Or is it that chapter one is like the thesis in the beginning of an essay while chapter 2 elaborates and goes into more detail of what the first chapter said?
  • Peter
    No mis print but it is just telling more detail of previous things. This is a typical way of telling things. often there is an outline and or introduction and then more detail.

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