Genesis 3:8

“And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they heard the voyce of the LORD God, walking in the garden in the coole of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselues from the presence of the LORD God, amongst the trees of the garden.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they heard the voice of Jehovah God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Jehovah God amongst the trees of the garden.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there came to them the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the evening wind: and the man and his wife went to a secret place among the trees of the garden, away from the eyes of the Lord God.
- Basic English Bible

And they heard the voice of Jehovah Elohim, walking in the garden in the cool of the day. And Man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Jehovah Elohim, in the midst of the trees of the garden.
- Darby Bible

And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
- Webster's Bible

They heard the voice of Yahweh God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God among the trees of the garden.
- World English Bible

And they hear the sound of Jehovah God walking up and down in the garden at the breeze of the day, and the man and his wife hide themselves from the face of Jehovah God in the midst of the trees of the garden.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden toward the cool of the day; and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 3:8

  • Atanda Cyrus for verse 8
    God can visit us anyhow but our humility matters not our excuses
  • Larry Henderson for verse 8
    There is all ways a time to walk and talk with God.
  • Abiodun sunday for verse 8
    God voice is so cool for the son of man to hear but because they have seen aginst God and disobey is command make God voice to be echo n trouble to man 's hear
  • RHODA EDE for verse 8
    I was startled this morning when I read that Adam heard the Voice of the Lord walking in the garden in the cool of the day and hid himself. it appeard to me as if God 's voice began to walk and to make sound that was audible to the couple. what do you think?
  • Jim Cape for verse 8
    The "Voice " of God walking was God Himself that took upon a form such as that of Melchizedek. Until God used the womb of Mary to become flesh, He made himself known in various forms. But now, in Jesus Christ.
  • I believe the meaning walking is actually echo. As we all know voices travel and is known as an echo. I believe God spoke to Adam and Eve it traveled through the Garden as an "echo " they heard His voice and hid. As always He knew where they were and got close and personal with them. Just as He does with us. We realize we have sinned and try to cover it up. He speaks directly to us in His Spirit and we ask for forgiveness. But the greatest part of this verse is the "cool of the day ". The same day they sinned, God promised them a Savior for the sin debt. AMEN

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