Genesis 2:7

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, & breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a liuing soule.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord God made man from the dust of the earth, breathing into him the breath of life: and man became a living soul.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah Elohim formed Man, dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and Man became a living soul.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah God formeth the man -- dust from the ground, and breatheth into his nostrils breath of life, and the man becometh a living creature.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Genesis 2

  • Bruce
    I think he's talking about the watering system and the flow of the rivers flowing out of Eden but that doesn't say it's outside of the garden it wasn't no backyard garden 30 x 30 or 100x100
  • Irene123
    Disciple - where is it God starts describing things outside the garden? I th'ot maybe it was in ch. 3, but it's not.
  • A disciple
    Bruce; IF YOU READ either of the posts, you should see that there is NO "disciplining" or hypocrisy, but a conversation! The first point was meant to stir our thoughts toward what God has ever intended to make with us; which was forfeited for the present, because of sin. By Rachael's response, I merely said we shouldn't guess about "what ifs," since we can't change it; but thank God for His mercy.
  • Bruce
    Rachael: many people have said and thought the same thing that you posted. The one who disciplined you said the same thing in a post beneath you, so I guess it's ----. Don't stop posting your thoughts or your belief we enjoy hearing from others.That's how we grow. Iron sharpening Iron. We can grow together and hopefully walk into the kingdom together. With wars and rumors of wars it won't be long!
  • A disciple
    Rachael; it doesn't serve any good to speculate about that: if the man and his wife had not been duped, there was still their children afterwards, and then theirs after them. The point is not to blame either one of them; (as we all have nothing measured up to God's first thoughts of what we should be); but the fact that He had mercy to let us live anyway, upon His word of the promised Saviour.
  • Sherry
    I have looked for the meaning and what I found was made and formed are not the same thing. God rested from what he had made he did not form man or did he make the seeds grow on earth yet. I also learned Adam is the Hebrew word for man not a name like I once thought.

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