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

  • A disciple
    Donna; Yes, and yes! When they sinned they died spiritually and were ashamed; and we know how very terrible it is to be ashamed! And these being the first humans to ever experience this, and that, from perfect purity and innocence; we can only guess how very terrible! As we read the story; the pronouncement of Christ coming to break the serpent's head was that whereon they were released to live.
  • Donna
    7: God formed man, breathed in him, and man became a living soul. Now earlier it said in God's image, so that means God is a living soul. Right? Then when Adam sinned God said he would surely die, but we know physically he lived for quite a while after being evicted from the garden of Eden. So was it that he died at a later date or could it mean that his soul died or he as a living soul died?
  • A disciple
    On the other hand, however we may see through a glass darkly, and struggle sometimes with each other to all be sound and confirmed sure in our understanding; isn't it a most profitable exercise for us to talk of the things of the Lord? When one has a little knowledge, and can by the Lord's ability, convey that to his brethren, that's a good thing! We're all LEARNING to be meek and lowly of heart:)
  • Daybreak
    Studying,researching discussing the bible in order to better understand God's word is vital to our growth relationship with Him. However it is wrong prideful for us to try to 'figure God out' by not accepting that the bible says precisely what God intended,precisely the way God intended the words to be written. God must be so sad when we bend His scripture to suit our inferior finite minds
  • A disciple
    When, Oh when, will all the liars and unbelievers and speakers against the Word be silenced? What are they thinking who they are, to open their little mouths against the Almighty God? For they say, Oh, we're College educated, and modern rational thinkers; we KNOW that the Bible doesn't really mean what it says, because we're too smart for that! Well, we'll see who's smart, and who's word stands!
  • 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

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