Genesis 3:9

“And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 3:9

And the LORD God called vnto Adam, and said vnto him, Where art thou?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah God called unto the man, and said unto him, Where art thou?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the voice of the Lord God came to the man, saying, Where are you?
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah Elohim called to Man, and said to him, Where art thou?
- Darby Bible

And the LORD God called to Adam, and said to him, Where art thou?
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?"
- World English Bible

And Jehovah God calleth unto the man, and saith to him, `Where [art] thou?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD God called unto the man, and said unto him: 'Where art thou?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 3:9

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 3:9

3:9 Where art thou? - This enquiry after Adam may be looked upon as a gracious pursuit in order to his recovery. If God had not called to him to reduce him, his condition had been as desperate as that of fallen angels.

Discussion for Genesis 3

  • Genesis 3:9

    "And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Genesis 3:9

    "And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?"

    First thing God said, "Where art thou?"

    We should not be moved from the scriptures that gave us faith.

    We need to hold fast to them.

    John 6:63
  • Arthur M.koikoi on Genesis 3:9
    God knew what has happened, his question-Where are you? is a call of reconciliation.He displayed this thru the sacrifice of the animal in the garden to dress Adam and Evil. Today he reconciles with us thru death of Christ.
  • SISTER KATE on Genesis 3:9
  • Pastor jon ortiz on Genesis 3:9
    It wasn 't a geographical question but a question of relationship. You see sin draws us away from God. In reality God was saying "Adam where are you in your heart? It just shows the reality of the possibility that even though he created us when we let sin govern over our lives we separate ourselves from God. That 's why Jesus said "many will say I knew u and cast devils out in your name and I will say I knew you not. ". The grace and love he has for Adam is also in display here. God gives man free will that 's he gave them the option between both trees. That 's why he didnt kill satan because he wanted to leave man an option. Who will u serve? God or satan u can 't serve two gods.
  • David Oluwalonimi on Genesis 3:9
    God ask this question not because He want an answer He doesn 't knew but to 1 let Adam knew he has abandon his position 2 let Adam knew He was aware of we could reframe the question,Adam where do you suppose to be where are you?Adam it is fellowship time where are you?
  • Peter on Genesis 3:9
    God place Adam in the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. But Adam give it up to the enemy,he was out of his position that God placed him in. He was away from his wife Eve out of position thats why the serpent could have convince his wife. He should have always kept her at his side. Husbands are not excluded from their position when God give them their help meet. when help comes to you,you dont walk away from your position and leave the helper to carry out what was instructed to you, the husband. God bless
  • K S REDDY on Genesis 3:9
    God speaks to man and woman. This is the first appearance to Man /Woman.
  • Evang moses Abreha on Genesis 3:9
    In Gen 3:9. The intention of God is to have followship with man. But God was dissapointed becouse man was nowhere to be found. God have to call, '' Adam where art thou. God is still calling men till to day in isaiah 1:18 HE said come let us reason together
  • Vovo Johnson on Genesis 3:9
    This a very touching verse, where Art thou. Where are you Adam. God continues to ask us as people on this earth. Where are you?
  • Dale on Genesis 3:9
    men do not follow the lord because of sin. The Lord is waiting and calling. He is looking and wants to have fellowship with us. Such love the Father has for us. His love should constrain us to worship and serve Him.


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