Genesis 2:23

“And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shalbe called woman, because shee was taken out of man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The man said, "This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the man said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the man said, This is now bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh: let her name be Woman because she was taken out of Man.
- Basic English Bible

And Man said, This time it is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh: this shall be called Woman, because this was taken out of a man.
- Darby Bible

And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man.
- Webster's Bible

The man said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She will be called 'woman,' because she was taken out of Man."
- World English Bible

and the man saith, `This [is] the [proper] step! bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh!' for this it is called Woman, for from a man hath this been taken;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the man said: 'This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 2:23


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.


Discussion for Genesis 2

  • Insight777
    Do people actually think new planets are not being "born" today? We are still in Gods 6th day of creation. The process for creation is established in our realm but creation is continuing. The 7 days are symbolic and not literal. That is exactly the way Jesus, the Son of God, taught us the Bible is written, in Parables and symbols. Evolution is completely correct because God established it.
  • Word
    Jeff Berry if that's what you want to believe then that's your way. I don't know much about what science says nor so called Christians or Jews and my Exhaustive Strong's Concordance is before 1970 and I notice the new Strong's is like reading a NIV Bible both should be used for a camp fire. I look up words and Foundation in the N.T. Translated, oh, check it out. Supprise yourself
  • Jeff Berry
    Word; the first 3 words in the Bible are foundational. Christians and Jews have traditionally, overwhelmingly translated this to mean the absolute beginning. Again, you are trying to make the Bible fit man's science. If Science says that the earth existed before the six days of creation then the science is wrong. Trust the Word of God not man's science. Blessings!
  • Arthur
    I don't know what's going on here but I'm reading the 1611 version and in verse 9 where it says "And out of the ground" the "the" is a thorn old Runic letter for "th" and a little tiny e. Which is how I think "the" would have been spelled in those days, But it's only in that one verse. If you do a Ctrl F search it goes away. I don't know why.
  • Ren
    Genesis 2:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
  • Word
    Jeff berry God covered the earth with many different races when He made that statement and that's the truth. I could tell you that God was speaking to us at the time. Also we lived on earth for millions of years until the katabole and this first chapter is the rejuvenation of the earth after it was submerged in water when God got mad. Why, check

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