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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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.
Rdbyrne's comment on 2014-01-23 17:12:00:
The Hebrew word for day is the same word that is used to refer to a 24 hour day. there is no reason to assume that meant anything else. A 24 hour day.
Ralph Cooper's comment on 2012-07-24 03:11:13:
you cannot have a 24 hour day before the sun was created. The sun was created on the 4th day but not illuminated until the six days of creation was completed. In verse 4 God divided the light from the darkness differently then verse 14. In verse 2 the earth was in total darkness called night. when god said let there be light, the light covered the whole earth and extended outward into space. If you had a spaceship back then you could have traveled upward to where it was dark just like we can today. In verse 14 he set the sun in that darkness 93,000,000 miles from eath until creation was finished. When he illuminated the sun, the sunlight divided the light from the darkness like in verse 4, creating light on the side of the earth facing the sun the backside remained dark. when the rotated on its axis creating the 24 hour day and night.
Stan Peel's comment on 2012-04-23 17:37:06:
It means what it says, that Man was created on the same day that the earth was created...day 3. The Woman was taken out of Man three days later just as the foundation of the church was formed from Christ's body at the Last Supper, 3 days after Jesus entered Jerusalem for the last time.
RALPH M. WATERS's comment on 2010-12-30 10:53:49:
All the angels and hell were finished.
RALPH M. WATERS's comment on 2010-12-30 10:52:06:
Once again, These were the generations "GENERATIONS" in the DAY the Lord GOD created. not in the 24 hours. - once again emphasis on more than a 24 hour period "GENERATIONS"
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