Genesis 2:22

“And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 2:22

And the rib which the LORD God had taken from man, made hee a woman, & brought her vnto the man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and the rib, which Jehovah God had taken from the man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the bone which the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman, and took her to the man.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah Elohim built the rib that he had taken from Man into a woman; and brought her to Man.
- Darby Bible

And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, he made woman, and brought her to the man.
- Webster's Bible

He made the rib, which Yahweh God had taken from the man, into a woman, and brought her to the man.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah God buildeth up the rib which He hath taken out of the man into a woman, and bringeth her in unto the man;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from the man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 2:22

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 2:22

2:21-22 This was done upon the sixth day, as was also the placing of Adam in paradise, though it be here mentioned after an account of the seventh day's rest: but what was said in general, #Ge 1:27|, that God made man male and female is more distinctly related here, God caused the sleep to fall on Adam, and made it a deep sleep, that so the opening of his side might be no grievance to him: while he knows no sin, God will take care he shall feel no pain.

2:23 And Adam said, this is now bone of my bones - Probably it was revealed to Adam in a vision, when he was asleep, that this lovely creature, now presented to him, was a piece of himself and was to be his companion, and the wife of his covenant - In token of his acceptance of her, he gave her a name, not peculiar to her, but common to her sex; she shall be called woman, Isha, a She - man, differing from man in sex only, not in nature; made of man, and joined to man.

2:24 The sabbath and marriage were two ordinances instituted in innocency, the former for the preservation of the church, the latter for the preservation of mankind. It appears by #Mt 19:4|,5, that it was God himself who said here, a man must leave all his relations to cleave to his wife; but whether he spake it by Moses or by Adam who spake, #Ge 2:23 is uncertain: It should seem they are the words of| Adam in God's name, laying down this law to all his posterity. The virtue of a divine ordinance, and the bonds of it, are stronger even than those of nature. See how necessary it is that children should take their parents consent with them in their marriage; and how unjust they are to their parents, as well as undutiful, if they marry without it; for they rob them of their right to them, and interest in them, and alienate it to another fraudulently and unnaturally.

Discussion for Genesis 2:22

  • Clotiel R Fields on Genesis 2:22
    what side of adam's body was his rib taken from to make woman?
  • Jackie Bolin to Clotiel R Field Gen 222 - in Reply on Genesis 2:22
    Most likely the right hand scripture always refers the right hand as good the left as bad Matthew 25.31-46 verse 33-34 And he shall set the sheep on his RIGHT hand but the goats on the LEFT 34 Then shall the king say unto them on his RIGHT hand Come ye blessed of my Father inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand Depart from me you cursed into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels

    Most people say Jesus was pierced on his right side But the Scriptures do not specify which side

    But I will Share this parallel of Adam to Jesus with you

    God put Adam in to a deep sleep and Pierced his side and took one of his ribs and made a woman and Adam said this is now bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh she shall be called woman Because she was taken out of Man and she became his wife and they became one flesh

    God put Jesus to death on the cross and his side was pierced and out came BLOOD and water (John 19.34) And formed a church (Eph 5) which is called the Bride of christ (verse 30) For we are members of his Body of His FLESH and of His Bones One Flesh which was called Christians (Acts 11.26)

    1Cor 15.45-47 The first man Adam was made a living Soul The Last Adam (Jesus) was made a Quickening SPIRIT

    I pray that this helps you. may God bless you and your family always Jackie Bolin


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