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

Bible commentary

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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