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

  • Walter
    It is the continuation of chapter 2. God rested on the seventh day. The creation of man was explained in this chapter and Man sole purpose of being on this earth. Also the purpose of the woman was explaining as well. Man takes orders from the Lord himself and the woman assist with the man from the orders that have been given by the Lord himself.
  • Cheryl
    Genesis 1 chapter 26 genesis 2 chapter 18, 19 explain
  • Jerry
    GOD is awesome :)
  • Alex
    Sorry but i see A NEW Garden OF Eden as Mans hearts which is the GARDEN OF GOD where he wants to sow his seed th Word,MANS HEART is like a Garden where that good seed is gonna be sown THAT THE TREE OF LIFE MIGHT GROW IN US which is CHRIST JESUS HE SAYS THAT TINY SEED IS GONNA BECOME A TREE SO GREAT THE ANGELS OF GOD WILL ASCEND AND DESCENT FROM IT AND ITS GONNA BE IN OUR HEARTS TH GOOD GROUND GBU
  • Jeff Berry
    Cheryl (I'm having problems uploading regardless what device I use), 1 Cor 15:45a "And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul..." I think your original question was "when did man become a spirit?" The answer is at creation. The spirit died because of sin but the spirit is born again when we are saved. 1 Cor 15:45 "the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit."
  • 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!

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