Genesis 3:20

“And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Adam called his wiues name Eue, because she was the mother of all liuing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now the man called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all {the} living.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the man called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the man gave his wife the name of Eve because she was the mother of all who have life.
- Basic English Bible

And Man called his wife's name Eve; because she is the mother of all living.
- Darby Bible

And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.
- Webster's Bible

The man called his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all living.
- World English Bible

And the man calleth his wife's name Eve: for she hath been mother of all living.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the man called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 3:20


3:20 God having named the man, and called him Adam, which signifies red earth, he in farther token of dominion named the woman, and called her Eve - That is, life. Adam bears the name of the dying body, Eve of the living soul. The reason of the name is here given, some think by Moses the historian, others by Adam himself, because she was - That is, was to be the mother of all living. He had called her Isha, woman, before, as a wife; here he calls her Evah, life, as a mother. Now, 1. If this was done by divine direction, it was an instance of God's favour, and, like the new naming of Abraham and Sarah, it was a seal of the covenant, and an assurance to them, that notwithstanding their sin, he had not reversed that blessing wherewith he had blessed them, Be fruitful and multiply: it was likewise a confirmation of the promise now made, that the seed of the woman, of this woman, should break the serpent's head. 2. If Adam did of himself, it was an instance of his faith in the word of God.


Discussion for Genesis 3

  • A disciple
    Jeff; that is such an important point, and what all history and the whole need of our redemption hinges upon. Have you also wondered why the man and his wife were not killed outright upon their disobedience? Look closely at the Trial and Proceedings: God heard the testimony of the man and his wife of what all happened, and God judged the devil; pronouncing his eternal doom by the coming of Christ.
  • Jeff Berry
    Adam's death that day was spiritual. He also began to die physically. Blessings!
  • Russell fleenor
    But God said that the day they eat of the tree they will surely die but they didn't die, they ate and what the serpent said was correct, they didn't die and they knew good and evil.
  • Welcome
    How great is our God amen.
  • Jeff Berry
    The Word of God deserves more than just a cursory reading. Did God create darkness or is "darkness" the result of the creation of light? The word "created" in Isa 45:7 is more accurately translated (the) "one-creating"
  • Atlanta
    Isaiah 45:7
    I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

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