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Genesis 2

Introduction

Overview

Genesis 2:1, The first Sabbath; Genesis 2:4, Further particulars concerning the manner of creation; Genesis 2:8, The planting of the garden of Eden, and its situation; Genesis 2:15, man is placed in it; and the tree of knowledge only forbidden; Genesis 2:18, The animals are named by Adam; Genesis 2:21, The making of woman, and the institution of marriage.

Verse 1

Thus: Genesis 2:4, Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:10, Exodus 20:11, Exodus 31:17, 2 Kings 19:15, 2 Chronicles 2:12, Nehemiah 9:6, Job 12:9, Psalms 89:11-1 Chronicles :, Psalms 104:2, Psalms 136:5-Ruth :, Psalms 146:6, Isaiah 42:5, Isaiah 45:18, Isaiah 48:13, Isaiah 55:9, Isaiah 65:17, Jeremiah 10:12, Jeremiah 10:16, Zechariah 12:1, Acts 4:24, Hebrews 4:3

host: Deuteronomy 4:19, Deuteronomy 17:3, 2 Kings 21:3-Deuteronomy :, Psalms 33:6, Psalms 33:9, Isaiah 34:4, Isaiah 40:26-Hosea :, Isaiah 45:12, Jeremiah 8:2, Luke 2:13, Acts 7:42

Reciprocal: Exodus 6:26 - armies 1 Kings 18:15 - of hosts liveth Psalms 102:25 - General Psalms 148:2 - all his hosts Amos 9:6 - troop John 5:17 - My Hebrews 4:4 - God Hebrews 11:3 - faith

Verse 2

And on: Genesis 1:31, Exodus 20:11, Exodus 23:12, Exodus 31:17, Deuteronomy 5:14, Isaiah 58:13, John 5:17, Hebrews 4:4

seventh day God: The LXX, Syriac, and the Samaritan Text read the sixth day, which is probably the true reading; as ו [Strong's H2053], which stands for six, might easily be changed into ז, which denotes seven.

rested: Or, rather, ceased, as the Hebrew word is not opposed to weariness, but to action; as the Divine Being can neither know fatigue, nor stand in need of rest.

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:15 - the man Genesis 8:12 - seven Genesis 29:27 - week Exodus 3:15 - this is my name for ever Exodus 16:23 - rest Exodus 31:15 - the sabbath Leviticus 23:38 - the sabbaths Leviticus 25:8 - General Numbers 19:19 - on the seventh day he Psalms 95:11 - my rest Isaiah 40:26 - who hath Jeremiah 17:22 - neither do Zephaniah 3:17 - he will

Verse 3

blessed: Exodus 16:22-Amos :, Exodus 20:8-1 Kings :, Exodus 23:12, Exodus 31:13-Esther :, Exodus 34:21, Exodus 35:2, Exodus 35:3, Leviticus 23:3, Leviticus 25:2, Leviticus 25:3, Deuteronomy 5:12-2 Chronicles :, Nehemiah 9:14, Nehemiah 13:15-Song of Solomon :, Proverbs 10:22, Isaiah 56:2-Judges :, Isaiah 58:13, Isaiah 58:14, Jeremiah 17:21-Daniel :, Ezekiel 20:12, Mark 2:27, Luke 23:56, Hebrews 4:4-2 Samuel :

created and made: Heb. created to make

Reciprocal: Genesis 8:12 - seven Genesis 9:1 - blessed Genesis 29:27 - week Exodus 16:23 - rest Exodus 20:11 - General Exodus 31:17 - six days Leviticus 23:38 - the sabbaths Numbers 7:1 - sanctified them Joshua 6:4 - seven times Psalms 95:11 - my rest Jeremiah 17:22 - neither do

Verse 4

the generations: Genesis 1:4, Genesis 5:1, Genesis 10:1, Genesis 11:10, Genesis 25:12, Genesis 25:19, Genesis 36:1, Genesis 36:9, Exodus 6:16, Job 38:28, Psalms 90:1, Psalms 90:2

Lord: Exodus 15:3, 1 Kings 18:39, 2 Chronicles 20:6, Psalms 18:31, Psalms 86:10, Isaiah 44:6, Revelation 1:4, Revelation 1:8, Revelation 11:17, Revelation 16:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:1 - Thus Genesis 6:9 - These Genesis 37:2 - the generations Numbers 3:1 - generations 2 Kings 19:15 - thou hast made Matthew 1:1 - generation Mark 4:28 - the earth

Verse 5

plant: Genesis 1:12, Psalms 104:14

had not: Job 5:10, Job 38:26-Hosea :, Psalms 65:9-1 Kings :, Psalms 135:7, Jeremiah 14:22, Matthew 5:45, Hebrews 6:7

to till: Genesis 3:23, Genesis 4:2, Genesis 4:12

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:11 - Let the Genesis 7:4 - For Job 36:27 - he Isaiah 26:19 - thy dew Mark 4:28 - the earth

Verse 6

there went up a mist: or, a mist which went up, Genesis 2:6

Reciprocal: Job 36:27 - he Psalms 135:7 - He causeth Isaiah 26:19 - thy dew

Verse 7

formed man: Psalms 100:3, Psalms 139:14, Psalms 139:15, Isaiah 64:8

of the dust: Heb. the dust of, etc

dust: Genesis 3:19, Genesis 3:23, Job 4:19, Job 33:6, Psalms 103:14, Ecclesiastes 3:7, Ecclesiastes 3:20, Ecclesiastes 12:7, Isaiah 64:8, Romans 9:20, 1 Corinthians 15:47, 2 Corinthians 4:7, 2 Corinthians 5:1

and breathed: Job 27:3, Job 33:4, John 20:22, Acts 17:25

nostrils: Genesis 7:22, Ecclesiastes 3:21, Isaiah 2:22

a living: Numbers 16:22, Numbers 27:16, Proverbs 20:27, Zechariah 12:1, 1 Corinthians 15:45, Hebrews 12:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:17 - is the Genesis 18:27 - dust Job 10:9 - thou hast Job 12:10 - the breath Job 13:12 - to bodies Job 35:11 - General Psalms 8:5 - thou Psalms 33:6 - breath Psalms 146:4 - His breath Isaiah 42:5 - he that giveth Lamentations 4:20 - breath Ezekiel 10:17 - of the living creature Ezekiel 37:5 - I will Daniel 5:23 - in whose Malachi 2:15 - the spirit Luke 3:38 - of God Luke 11:40 - did John 6:63 - the spirit 1 Timothy 2:13 - General Revelation 11:11 - the Spirit Revelation 13:15 - life

Verse 8

a garden: Genesis 13:10, Ezekiel 28:13, Ezekiel 31:8, Ezekiel 31:9, Joel 2:3

eastward: Genesis 3:24, Genesis 4:16, 2 Kings 19:12, Ezekiel 27:23, Ezekiel 31:16, Ezekiel 31:18

put the: Genesis 2:15

Reciprocal: Numbers 24:6 - as gardens Ecclesiastes 2:5 - I planted Isaiah 37:12 - Eden Isaiah 51:3 - like the Ezekiel 36:35 - like the

Verse 9

every: Ezekiel 31:8, Ezekiel 31:9, Ezekiel 31:16, Ezekiel 31:18

tree of life: Genesis 3:22, Proverbs 3:18, Proverbs 11:30, Ezekiel 47:12, John 6:48, Revelation 2:7, Revelation 22:2, Revelation 22:14

tree of knowledge: Genesis 2:17, Genesis 3:3, Genesis 3:22, Deuteronomy 6:25, Isaiah 44:25, Isaiah 47:10, 1 Corinthians 8:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:11 - fruit Genesis 2:16 - thou mayest freely eat Genesis 13:10 - the garden Psalms 104:14 - herb Ecclesiastes 2:5 - I planted Song of Solomon 6:11 - the garden Isaiah 51:3 - like the Ezekiel 36:35 - like the Ezekiel 47:7 - many Mark 4:28 - the earth

Verse 10

a river: Psalms 46:4, Revelation 22:1

Eden: Eden denotes pleasure or delight; but was certainly the name of a place, and was, most probably, situated in Armenia, near the sources of the great rivers Euphrates, Tigris, Phasis, and Araxes.

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:10 - the garden Psalms 137:1 - the rivers Ezekiel 47:7 - many

Verse 11

Havilah: Genesis 10:7, Genesis 10:29, Genesis 25:18, 1 Samuel 15:7

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 1:23 - Havilah Job 28:1 - the silver Ezekiel 28:13 - every

Verse 12

Bdellium is a transparent aromatic gum. The onyx is a precious stone, so called from a Greek word signifying a man's nail, to the colour of which it nearly approaches. Numbers 11:7

onyx: Exodus 28:20, Exodus 39:13, Job 28:16, Ezekiel 28:13

Reciprocal: Exodus 28:9 - onyx 1 Chronicles 29:2 - onyx stones

Verse 13

Gihon: The Araxes, which runs into the Caspian sea.

Ethiopia: Heb. Cush, The country of the ancient Cussaei. Genesis 10:6, Isaiah 11:11

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 17:30 - Cuth Isaiah 37:9 - Ethiopia

Verse 14

Hiddekel: Daniel 10:4, The Tigris

toward the east of: or, eastward to, Genesis 10:11, Genesis 10:22, Genesis 25:18

Euphrates: Genesis 15:18, Deuteronomy 1:7, Deuteronomy 11:24, Revelation 9:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 31:21 - passed 1 Chronicles 5:9 - Euphrates Isaiah 23:13 - the Assyrian Ezekiel 23:23 - the Assyrians

Verse 15

the man: or, Adam, Genesis 2:2, Job 31:33

put: Genesis 2:8, Psalms 128:2, Ephesians 4:28

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:19 - Adam Genesis 5:2 - their John 18:1 - a garden

Verse 16

God: 1 Samuel 15:22

thou mayest freely eat: Heb. eating thou shalt eat, Genesis 2:9, Genesis 3:1, Genesis 3:2, 1 Timothy 4:4, 1 Timothy 6:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:11 - fruit Genesis 1:29 - to you Genesis 3:3 - But Genesis 3:17 - and hast

Verse 17

of the tree: Genesis 2:9, Genesis 3:1-Leviticus :, Genesis 3:11, Genesis 3:17, Genesis 3:19

surely: Genesis 3:3, Genesis 3:4, Genesis 3:19, Genesis 20:7, Numbers 26:65, Deuteronomy 27:26, 1 Samuel 14:39, 1 Samuel 14:44, 1 Samuel 20:31, 1 Samuel 22:16, 1 Kings 2:37, 1 Kings 2:42, Jeremiah 26:8, Ezekiel 3:18-Proverbs :, Ezekiel 18:4, Ezekiel 18:13, Ezekiel 18:32, Ezekiel 33:8, Ezekiel 33:14, Romans 1:32, Romans 5:12-Ecclesiastes :, Romans 6:16, Romans 6:23, Romans 7:10-1 Chronicles :, Romans 8:2, 1 Corinthians 15:22, 1 Corinthians 15:56, Galatians 3:10, Ephesians 2:1-Joshua :, Ephesians 5:14, Colossians 2:13, 1 Timothy 5:6, James 1:15, 1 John 5:16, Revelation 2:11, Revelation 20:6, Revelation 20:14, Revelation 21:8

thou shalt surely die: Heb. dying thou shalt die

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:5 - knowing Deuteronomy 29:19 - this curse Judges 3:2 - might know 2 Kings 1:4 - but shalt 2 Kings 8:10 - he shall surely die Psalms 115:12 - the house of Israel Hosea 13:1 - died

Verse 18

good: Genesis 1:31, Genesis 3:12, Ruth 3:1, Proverbs 18:22, Ecclesiastes 4:9-2 Kings :, 1 Corinthians 7:36

I will: Genesis 3:12, 1 Corinthians 11:7-2 Kings :, 1 Timothy 2:11-1 Chronicles :, 1 Peter 3:7

meet for him: Heb. as before him

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:20 - but Genesis 4:19 - two wives Psalms 115:12 - the house of Israel Ecclesiastes 4:8 - one Malachi 2:14 - thy companion Matthew 19:10 - General John 2:1 - a marriage 1 Corinthians 11:9 - the man 1 Timothy 2:13 - General

Verse 19

And out: Genesis 1:20-Lamentations :

brought: Genesis 2:22, Genesis 2:23, Genesis 1:26, Genesis 1:28, Genesis 6:20, Genesis 9:2, Psalms 8:4-Ruth :

Adam: or, the man, Genesis 2:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:25 - General Genesis 7:9 - General Psalms 50:10 - every

Verse 20

gave names to: Heb. called

but: Genesis 2:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:25 - General Genesis 3:12 - General Genesis 3:20 - Adam Psalms 8:7 - General Malachi 2:15 - did Mark 10:6 - God 1 Corinthians 11:9 - the man

Verse 21

Genesis 15:12, 1 Samuel 26:12, Job 4:13, Job 33:15, Proverbs 19:15, Daniel 8:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:27 - male Daniel 10:9 - was I Matthew 19:5 - said 1 Corinthians 11:8 - General Ephesians 5:28 - as Hebrews 13:4 - Marriage

Verse 22

made: Heb. builded, Psalms 127:1, 1 Timothy 2:13

brought: Genesis 2:19, Proverbs 18:22, Proverbs 19:14, Hebrews 13:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:12 - General Genesis 24:44 - the woman Genesis 24:67 - and took 1 Corinthians 11:8 - General

Verse 23

bone: Genesis 29:14, Judges 9:2, 2 Samuel 5:1, 2 Samuel 19:13, Ephesians 5:30

flesh: Genesis 2:24

Woman: Heb. Isha, 1 Corinthians 11:8, 1 Corinthians 11:9

taken: 1 Corinthians 11:8

Man: Heb. Ish

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:19 - brought Genesis 3:20 - Adam Genesis 5:2 - their 2 Samuel 19:12 - my bones Romans 7:2 - the woman Colossians 3:19 - love 1 Peter 3:7 - ye

Verse 24

leave: Genesis 24:58, Genesis 24:59, Genesis 31:14, Genesis 31:15, Psalms 45:10

cleave: Leviticus 22:12, Leviticus 22:13, Deuteronomy 4:4, Deuteronomy 10:20, Joshua 23:8, Psalms 45:10, Proverbs 12:4, Proverbs 31:10, Acts 11:23

and they shall be one flesh: The LXX, Vulgate, Syriac, Arabic, and Samaritan read, "they two;" as is also read in several of the Parallel Passages. Malachi 2:14-Nehemiah :, Matthew 19:3-1 Samuel :, Mark 10:6-2 Kings :, Romans 7:2, 1 Corinthians 6:16, 1 Corinthians 6:17, 1 Corinthians 7:2-Numbers :, 1 Corinthians 7:10, 1 Corinthians 7:11, Ephesians 5:28-Obadiah :, 1 Timothy 5:14, 1 Peter 3:1-Judges :

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:23 - flesh Genesis 4:19 - two wives Genesis 24:61 - followed Genesis 31:26 - carried Genesis 41:26 - the dream is one Deuteronomy 11:22 - to cleave Deuteronomy 17:17 - multiply wives Deuteronomy 24:5 - a man Joshua 23:12 - cleave Judges 8:30 - many wives Judges 14:16 - I have not 1 Samuel 25:43 - both 1 Kings 11:2 - Solomon Matthew 19:8 - but Mark 10:7 - General 1 Corinthians 11:9 - the man Ephesians 5:25 - love Ephesians 5:31 - General Colossians 3:19 - love Hebrews 13:4 - Marriage 1 Peter 3:7 - ye

Verse 25

naked: Genesis 3:7, Genesis 3:10, Genesis 3:11

ashamed: Exodus 32:25, Psalms 25:3, Psalms 31:17, Isaiah 44:9, Isaiah 47:3, Isaiah 54:4, Jeremiah 6:15, Jeremiah 17:13, Ezekiel 16:61, Joel 2:26, Mark 8:38, Luke 9:26, Romans 10:11

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 2:12 - that made heaven 1 Corinthians 12:24 - General Revelation 10:5 - lifted

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Genesis 2". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/genesis-2.html.