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

  • Peter
    And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Our first breath is the beginning of semiconscious developemt of the mind.
  • Hughes
    Yes I believe there was a spoken creation in Genesis 1:26 of a spiritual life.Then there is Genesis 2:7 where there is a fleshy body.You truly have to allow the holy spirit to teach you the understanding of 11 Corinthians 4th chapter looking closely at 11cor.4:18.Trusting GOD WHOM I BELIEVE IS LOVE ❤ REQUIRES A DEEP LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING TO SEE CLEARLY GENESIS CHAPTER 2
  • James mores
    Yes adam wasnt the first man. He eas the begining of his choosen race. The linange of the seed to reconcile man.for he new that sin was in evatable. The seed would redeem man through jesus christ.and set the stage for a free willed god loving eternal relationship between god and man
  • Andrea
    Would this not be considered an 8th day
    Creation? Where as in verse 8 the Lord God
    Created the garden of Eden and created man
    Then from man created woman. Then made every tree good for food? As this all comes after the 7th day that was finished and he rested.
  • 777insight
    Never forget that Adam was Blind when in the garden. Blind=not loving God
  • Insight777
    Do you believe the 1st verse? Then you believe the truth. There are 2 creation stories

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