GENESIS 3:20

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Genesis 3:20 Translation & Meaning

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And Adam הָֽאָדָ֛ם Ruddy i.e., a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) Adam
called וַיִּקְרָ֧א To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) called
his wife's אִשְׁתּ֖וֹ A woman wifes
name שֵׁ֥ם An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character name
Eve; חַוָּ֑ה Eve (or Chavvah), the first woman Eve
because כִּ֛י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed because
she הִ֥וא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are she
was הָֽיְתָ֖ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) was
the mother אֵ֥ם A mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively [like father]) mother
of all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
living. חָֽי׃ Alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively living

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  • 18  Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

  • 19  In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

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

  • 21  Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

  • 22  And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:




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