GENESIS 2:23

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”

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Genesis 2:23 Translation & Meaning

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And Adam הָֽאָדָם֒ Ruddy i.e., a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) Adam
said, וַיֹּאמֶר֮ To say (used with great latitude) said
This זֹ֣את This (often used adverb) This
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
now הַפַּ֗עַם A stroke, literally or figuratively (in various applications, as follow) now
bone עֶ֚צֶם A bone (as strong); by extension, the body; figuratively, the substance, i.e., (as pron.) selfsame bone
of my bones, מֵֽעֲצָמַ֔י A bone (as strong); by extension, the body; figuratively, the substance, i.e., (as pron.) selfsame bones
and flesh וּבָשָׂ֖ר Flesh (from its freshness); by extension, body, person; also (by euphemistically) the pudenda of a man flesh
of my flesh: מִבְּשָׂרִ֑י Flesh (from its freshness); by extension, body, person; also (by euphemistically) the pudenda of a man flesh
she לְזֹאת֙ This (often used adverb) she
shall be called יִקָּרֵ֣א To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) called
Woman, אִשָּׁ֔ה A woman Woman
because כִּ֥י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed because
she זֹּֽאת׃ This (often used adverb) she
was taken לֻֽקֳחָה To take (in the widest variety of applications) taken
out of Man. מֵאִ֖ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) out Man

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  • 21  And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

  • 22  And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

  • 23  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

  • 24  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

  • 25  And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.




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