Then the Lord God formed(A) a man[a](B) from the dust(C) of the ground(D) and breathed into his nostrils the breath(E) of life,(F) and the man became a living being.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 2:7 The Hebrew for man (adam) sounds like and may be related to the Hebrew for ground (adamah); it is also the name Adam (see verse 20).
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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.

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21 Why do you not pardon my offenses
    and forgive my sins?(A)
For I will soon lie down in the dust;(B)
    you will search for me, but I will be no more.”(C)

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21 And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

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When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;(A)
    on that very day their plans come to nothing.(B)

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His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

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47 The first man was of the dust of the earth;(A) the second man is of heaven.(B)

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47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

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27 Just as people are destined to die once,(A) and after that to face judgment,(B)

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27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

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