Genesis 5:2

“Male and female created hee them, and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.”

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Other Translations

Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
- King James Version

He created them male and female, and He blessed them and named them Man in the day when they were created.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

male and female created he them, and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Male and female he made them, naming them Man, and giving them his blessing on the day when they were made.
- Basic English Bible

Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
- Darby Bible

Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
- Webster's Bible

He created them male and female, and blessed them, and called their name "Adam," in the day when they were created.
- World English Bible

a male and a female He hath prepared them, and He blesseth them, and calleth their name Man, in the day of their being prepared.
- Youngs Literal Bible

male and female created He them, and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 5:2


5:2 Where we have a brief rehearsal of what was before at large related concerning the creation of man. This is what we have need frequently to hear of, and carefully to acquaint ourselves with. Observe here. 1. That God created man. Man is not his own maker, therefore he must not be his own master; but the author of his being must be the director of his motions, and the center of them. 2. That there was a day in which God created man, he was not from eternity, but of yesterday; he was not the first - born, but the junior of the creation. 3. That God made him in his own likeness, righteous and holy, and therefore undoubtedly happy; man's nature resembled the divine nature more than that of any of the creatures of this lower world. 4. That God created them male and female, #Ge 5:2|, for their mutual comfort, as well as for the preservation and increase of their kind. Adam and Eve were both made immediately by the hand of God, both made in God's likeness; and therefore between the sexes there is not that great difference and inequality which some imagine. 5. That God blessed them. It is usual for parents to bless their children, so God the common Father blessed his; but earthly parents can only beg a blessing, it is God's prerogative to command it. It refers chiefly to the blessing of increase, not excluding other blessings. He called their name Adam - He gave this name both to the man and the woman. Being at first one by nature, and afterwards one by marriage; it was fit they should both have the same name, in token of their union.


Discussion for Genesis 5

  • Stanjett
    Why should I go read these men, Dr. David Jeremiah or David Daniels when I got the word of God in the King James Bible?
  • Mariah Foster
    I have to write the WHOLE Bible for school!!!!! and right now I am on Genesis 5!!!!!
  • Michael Younce
    Angels can not breed among themselves or with humans because they do have nor need the bodily attributes to do so. Look at the VLOG by David Daniels of Chick Tract as he does a wonderful job of settling this debate.
  • Stan jett

    Linda Daniel : The sons of God here, I believe are angels. Don't forget that God said we were made in our (God and the angels) image. The angels all through the bible looked like men. And often times mistaken for men. And some begot kids. Why I think there were giants in the early days.
  • Stan jett
    31
    And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died. 777 Better numbers than 666.
  • Linda Daniel
    In ref. to chapter 6 verse 2, who are the sons of God that took the daughters of men?

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