Genesis 2:7

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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.

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Genesis 2:7

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, & breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a liuing soule.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord God made man from the dust of the earth, breathing into him the breath of life: and man became a living soul.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah Elohim formed Man, dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and Man became a living soul.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah God formeth the man -- dust from the ground, and breatheth into his nostrils breath of life, and the man becometh a living creature.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then 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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible


Comments for Genesis 2:7

Grant's comment on 2015-08-27 22:42:33:

Remember,we were not given souls, as all bible translations agree. We BECAME souls. All of us are souls. Please do not confuse spirit, something you cannot see, with soul, something that can be touched.


Tony's comment on 2015-08-16 09:51:51:

I tend to lean more to what Mr Scott has stated btwn ch1 ch2


Joe's comment on 2015-03-24 07:55:25:

My thought is God called day and night according to light and darkness. If there wasnt a sun and just a light then a day could be thousands of years. Also people bring up plants needing light and dark to live but before sin things were different. We cant judge how things operated before sin. Humans didnt need to eat and animals all got along etc. I feel there is no reason to say a day was 24 hours before the sun was made. If you say it was always 24 hours you can be wrong and someone proving this will be turned off to christianity.


Joseph's comment on 2014-10-23 22:02:41:

I believe the issue some people are having as to how long was day in the book of Genesis can be clarified Chapter 1 23 . You have to remember plants and animals need night and day , plants can 't servive a thousand years of dark and thousand years of light! Also the earth had to be rotating at the same speed it Is now.


Scott's comment on 2014-03-03 20:37:28:

I ve done a very exhaustive study on the Hebrew in Genesis chapters 1 and 2 I ve come to the conclusion that chapter 1 explains the creation of the heavens and earth plants animals and man This took place over a very long time as the Hebrew word for day was used in other verses for a very long time Chapter 1 creation is by Elohim Chapter 1 man is to subdue the entire earth including the seas creatures Chapter 2 is a new story about the creation of a special man created by a personal God Yahweh Elohim This man is put in a garden and his job is to tend the garden There is no sea in the garden Chapter 2 introduces a new term for field and the animals brought to Adam in the garden are to help him till the ground there The creatures in Chapter 1 are not specific for working a field It says chapter 2 man has a soul but is silent on chapter 1 man I believe chapter 1 man probabaly includes the lower thinking less conscience Neanderthal and similar pre modern man If you look at the scriptures literally in context and in light of the evidence God has left us of his creation and forget what you ve learned in Sunday school then this is a conclusion that makes sense and honest to the Bible


Susann's comment on 2013-12-22 20:27:32:

I believe in Chapter 1 that God created the essence of what is male and female which would apply to animals, flowers, insects,humans, etc. In Chapter 2 He formed the body of man around what is the essence of male AND female, as the sperm of man determines the sex of children. He further formed a body around the essense of what is female and the rib from man which was bone of his body since he was an only pre-formed being that God breathed life into.


Debora's comment on 2013-10-23 06:33:41:

I meant to add this to yesterday's comment...For those of you who are hung up on the time frame as to when GOD created each day...Here's some food for thought---2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.


Debora's comment on 2013-10-22 06:26:50:

Well, I was hoping to see notes on Genesis 2 v7 by Matthew Henry just like we saw for Genesis 1 v26. Judging from all these comments on Genesis 2 v7 I'm even MORE confused! I keep praying the GOD will bless me with knowledge, understanding, and wisdom...true wisdom can only come from GOD. I will confess that these 2 verses weigh very heavy on my heart.


Rick Ford's comment on 2013-08-08 16:57:10:

Adam was a full grown man placed in a full grown garden on a newly created full grown earth. Everything he would need was there. Carbon dating would be incorrect if created full
grown or with the appearance of age. The text says further that the days had evening and morning indicating 24 hour periods not millions of years.


Anonymous's comment on 2013-07-12 14:10:29:

vs 5-6 show that there was no rain on the earth just because there was no any person to cultivate the land. Gen 1 tells about God's plan while Gen 2:7 tells us about achievement of God's plan of creating a man


Chris's comment on 2012-10-19 03:37:07:

I had so many thoughts on the matter. I believe in God and scientific facts. I believe you canít ignore facts that are in front of you, nor God the creator. I believe that man and woman was created before Adam and Eve and if this is so then the facts are correct about the cavemen days and the destruction to an end. But if Iím wrong then I am still confused by this chapter, and why would God create man then later says he created Adam and gave it life which I believe is spirit. I hope GOD would let me know but Iím sure he will let me know in his time.


Jake's comment on 2012-04-16 16:02:13:

1. Dont look up things on Wikipedia
2. The Genesis Account is not figurative or an Allegory
3. God Did not Create Anything on the Seventh day including Adam (Genesis 2:1-3)
4.Verse 4 Brings us back to the day or Period (days 1 - 6 , yes all these "days" are refered to one "day" or period)when Jehovah creative works were being completed.
5.How long were these creative days? the Bible does not say. Were they literal 24 hours ? Theres no basis for arbitrarily stating that each day was 24 hours but his seventh day of rest from creative works continued into Pauls day(Hebrews 4:3-6) if not into our day .


Marius Potgieter's comment on 2012-04-06 07:09:25:

Both 1 and 2 tell the same story - stated allegorically. The message is about God and His absolute wisdom and power - not a chronological account. My faith is strengthened, knowing God caused everything to come into existence and not by wondering about what came first according to my own logic. Discussions about "which one is true?" is superfluous and creates disharmony - "light" is often used (in the idiom of people who lived at that time) to denote "order" or "wisdom/understanding", et cetera. Chapters are separate pieces of skin or clay with writing on them - both pieces contained the the same account and both were found to be trustworthy and worthy of inclusion in the writings about "In The Beginning".


Keith Baldwin's comment on 2012-03-16 04:00:57:

Genisis 1&2 seem incongruant in that 1 says "male and female created He them"which sounds complete in the order of creation. Then in chp.2 suddenly "there was no man to till the earth" so then God formed man. So was man created during creation week or after?


Gordon Bennett's comment on 2011-06-20 04:50:15:

I found the answer in Wikipedia:

Two stories or one?

Until the latter half of the 19th century Genesis 1 and 2 were seen as one continuous, uniform story with Genesis 1:1Ė2:6 outlining the world's origin, and 2:7Ė2:25[19] carefully painting a more detailed picture of the creation of humanity. Modern scholarship, citing (1) the use of two different names for God, (2) two different emphases (physical vs. moral issues), and (3) a different order of creation (plants before humans vs. plants after humans), believes that these are two distinct scriptures written many years apart by two different sources, chapter 1 by the Priestly source and chapter 2 by the Jahwist, with the bridge the work of a "redactor", or editor


Gordon Bennett's comment on 2011-06-18 08:30:10:

... surely man had already been created in Genesis 1, verse 26. What's going on here?


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