Genesis 2:15

“And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the LORD God tooke the man, and put him into the garden of Eden, to dresse it, and to keepe it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to do work in it and take care of it.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah Elohim took Man, and put him into the garden of Eden, to till it and to guard it.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden, to dress it, and to keep it.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah God taketh the man, and causeth him to rest in the garden of Eden, to serve it, and to keep it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 2

  • A disciple
    Cheryl; We are not only flesh and bones, but living souls. It is the spirit in us that animates our bodies. The spirit is the life and the breath; and the life is in the blood. To think that a man is only a body makes no sense: for how then do you account for the decay and corruption that consumes a dead body? The spirit of a man present in the body shows he is alive; and the spirit absent, death!
  • Jeff Berry
    John 4:24 "God is a Spirit...."
  • A disciple
    Cheryl; "If not a man be born from above; he cannot SEE the kingdom of heaven...unless a man be born of the water and of the Spirit; he cannot enter the kingdom of heaven... The words I speak unto you are Spirit, and they are life." The Preacher wrote; "Who knows the spirit of man which goes upward? and, Then shall the spirit return to God that made it."
  • CHERYL
    YES GOD MADE US IN HIS IMAGE ,, BUT HE FORM MAN FROM DUST AND THEN GAVE HIM THE BREATH OF LIFE NO WHERE DOES IT SAY HE MADE HIM A SPIRITUAL BEING YES IN HIS IMAGE BUT NOT AS HIM
  • Jeff Berry
    Cheryl, Gen 1:26; God made us in His image
  • Jeff Berry
    Ramona, it might help to know that Gen 1:1-2:3 is a "summary" of the creation account. (The authors did not originally write in chapters

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