Genesis 2 Bible Commentary - One Flesh

GENESIS > Genesis 2 Summary. The heavens and the Earth were finished. God rested on the seventh day and blessed it. God formed man of the dust of the ground. God planted a garden in Eden. In the midst of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And a river flowed out of Eden that parted into four. Man was to dress and keep the garden, but not eat of the tree of knowledge. God then made animals and birds. Then from Adam's rib, God made a woman. God then said that the man and wife shall be one flesh. See below for Biblical advice and commentary concerning Genesis 2.

Genesis 2 Biblical Advice and Commentary

Gen 2:7: God Is The Origin Of Life and Of Our Own Soul. Life and our own soul were not created by natural phenomenon. Matter did not create matter. Dust did not create dust. The creation of life was a supernatural act that is only adequately explained in the Bible. God's breath is the source of all life. Without God's breath of life we are but "dust of the ground". Genesis 2:7 explains how God create human life and our soul.

Gen 2:7: Who is Adam and Eve? God Created Adam Out of the Dust. Adam was the first human and he was created before Eve. The name Adam comes from the Hebrew word, “adamah” meaning ground. Adam’s body was formed from the dust, but his soul and spirit came from the breathe of God. In Genesis 2:7 advises us that Adam was formed from the dust and God breathed life into him.

Gen 2:15: Not Using Resources for God's Purpose. The purpose of a consumer society is to maximize consumption. From God's perspective, a consumer society has completely corrupted God's purpose in how resources are to be used by mankind. We are suppose to balance our use of God's resources to bring increase and at the same time preserve God's resources for His future purposes and future generations. Genesis 2:15 explains God's purpose for how mankind should use the Earth's resources and to preserve it.


Adam in the Garden of Eden


Adam and the Garden of Eden
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Gen 2:15: Who Is Adam and Eve? They Were Given Dominion Over the Garden of Eden. As the first of humanity, God placed Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden to keep care of it. they were the first and only humans who tended and kept the garden of Eden for God. In Genesis 2:15 tells us God placed man in the garden of Eden to dress it and keep it.

Gen 2:17: Who is Adam and Eve? They at First Had No Knowledge of Good and Evil. God did provide Adam and Eve some rules to live by in the garden of Eden. One of these rules was for them not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:17, “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”). They were not to know about good and evil. Here God was giving them good advice so that they could continue to live the good life in paradise. Genesis 2:17 advises us of the consequences of eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Gen 2:18: What is the Basis of a Christian Marriage? Christian marriage is an institution ordained by God dating back to the creation of Adam and Eve. God tell us that the basis for marriage is for man not to be alone. He is suppose to have a wife, a help meet. Genesis 2:18 tells us that God said it is not good for man to be alone.

Gen 2:21: Sleep Needs Includes Giving God the Time to Do a Work in You. A good example of God doing a work in someone was when God created Eve out of Adam's rib. To do this God had to have complete control of Adam so He put Adam to sleep. Then God was able to do a complete work in Adam to create Eve. Genesis 2:21 tells us how God put Adam to sleep in order to create Eve from Adam's rib.

Gen 2:22: Who is Adam and Eve? God Created Eve From Adam’s Rib. Eve was created by God from Adam’s rib. God first formed Adam out of the dust. Adam was the first human, and then from Adam God created a woman. By God creating woman from the side of man signifies that they have a special relationship with each other. Genesis 2:22 tells us how God created woman from Adam's rib.


God Creates Eve from Adam's Rib


God creates Eve from Adam's Rib
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Gen 2:22: What is God’s Role in a Christian Marriage? God ordains marriage as evident when he created and brought the woman Eve to Adam. He sanctioned their physical and spiritual union. It was not good for Adam to be alone. It was good for Adam and Eve to be as one in a loving, lifelong relationship. God’s role has not change in marriage today. God approves and sanctions loving, lifelong marriage between a man and a woman. The rest of humanity would come from this union, this marriage, of Adam and Eve. Genesis 2:22 tells how God made woman and brought the woman to Adam so that he would not be alone.

Gen 2:23: Who is Adam and Eve? They Were Created Out of the Same Flesh To Be As One Adam and Eve had a special relationship in that they were of the same flesh. By being of one flesh, though separate persons, God created them to be of inseparable unity and fellowship, both physically and spiritually. In Genesis 2:23 Adam tells us that Eve is bone of his bones and flesh of his flesh.

Gen 2:24: Who is Adam and Eve? They Were the First Where God Revealed the Sacred Unity of a Man and His Wife Man and wife are to be in unity, both physically and spiritually. They cleave to each other where they are both dependent upon each other as well as mutually supporting each other. They are of one flesh as Eve was created out of man’s rib. In Genesis 2:24 advises us that a man and wife’s relationship were special, above the relationship of parent and child.

Gen 2:24: What is God’s Guidance Concerning Christian Marriage? With Adam and Eve, God first revealed the special relationship of man and his wife, the institute of marriage. Man and wife are to be in unity, both physically and spiritually. They are suppose to cleave to each other where they are both dependent upon each other as well as mutually supporting each other. They were of one flesh as Eve was created out of man’s rib. Genesis 2:24 advises us that a man shall leave his parents and cleave to his wife, and they shall be one flesh.

Gen 2:25: Who is Adam and Eve? They Were the First Man and Woman Created Without Sin Adam and Eve were created without sin. At the beginning of their lives they had not sinned and had no knowledge of sin. Being the first man and woman, created by God, they were without sin. They were naked and unashamed. In Genesis 2:25 tells us that in the beginning they were without sin and unashamed.

Genesis 2 Scriptures

1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.


The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil


Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil

18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
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.


And Adam and Eve Were Naked and Not Ashamed


Adam and Eve in the Garden before they Knew Sin
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