Genesis 1:27
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New International Version
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

New Living Translation
So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

English Standard Version
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

New American Standard Bible
God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

King James Bible
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female.

International Standard Version
So God created mankind in his own image; in his own image God created them; he created them male and female.

NET Bible
God created humankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So God created humans in his image. In the image of God he created them. He created them male and female.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

King James 2000 Bible
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

American King James Version
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

American Standard Version
And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them.

Darby Bible Translation
And God created Man in his image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

English Revised Version
And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Webster's Bible Translation
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

World English Bible
God created man in his own image. In God's image he created him; male and female he created them.

Young's Literal Translation
And God prepareth the man in His image; in the image of God He prepared him, a male and a female He prepared them.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:26-28 Man was made last of all the creatures: this was both an honour and a favour to him. Yet man was made the same day that the beasts were; his body was made of the same earth with theirs; and while he is in the body, he inhabits the same earth with them. God forbid that by indulging the body, and the desires of it, we should make ourselves like the beasts that perish! Man was to be a creature different from all that had been hitherto made. Flesh and spirit, heaven and earth, must be put together in him. God said, Let us make man. Man, when he was made, was to glorify the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Into that great name we are baptized, for to that great name we owe our being. It is the soul of man that especially bears God's image. Man was made upright, Ec 7:29. His understanding saw Divine things clearly and truly; there were no errors or mistakes in his knowledge; his will consented at once, and in all things, to the will of God. His affections were all regular, and he had no bad appetites or passions. His thoughts were easily brought and fixed to the best subjects. Thus holy, thus happy, were our first parents in having the image of God upon them. But how is this image of God upon man defaced! May the Lord renew it upon our souls by his grace!

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 27. - So (or and) God created (bars, as in vers. 1, 21, q.v.) man (literally; the Adam referred to in ver. 26) in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. The threefold repetition of the term "created" should be observed as a significant negation of modern evolution theories as to the descent of man, and an emphatic proclamation of his Divine original. The threefold parallelism of the members of this verse is likewise suggestive, as Umbreit, Ewald, and Delitzsch remark, of the jubilation with which the writer contemplates the crowning work of Elohim's creative word. Murphy notices two stages in man's creation, the general fact being stated in the first clause of this triumphal song, and the two particulars - first his relation to his Maker, and second his sexual distinction - in its other members. In the third clause Luther sees an intimation "that the woman also was created by God, and made a partaker of the Divine image, and of dominion over all."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

So God created man in his own image,.... Which consisted both in the form of his body, and the erect stature of it, different from all other creatures; in agreement with the idea of that body, prepared in covenant for the Son of God, and which it was therein agreed he should assume in the fulness of time; and in the immortality of his soul, and in his intellectual powers, and in that purity, holiness, and righteousness in which he was created; as well as in his dominion, power, and authority over the creatures, in which he was as God's viceregent, and resembled him. The Jerusalem Targum is,

the Word of the Lord created man in his likeness; even that Word that was in the beginning with God, and was God, and in time became incarnate, by whom all things were made, John 1:1.

in the image of God created he him; which is repeated for the certainty of it, and that it might be taken notice of, as showing man's superior glory and dignity to the rest of the creatures, 1 Corinthians 11:7.

male and female created he them; not that man was created an hermaphrodite, or with two bodies, back to back united together, and afterwards cleaved asunder, as the Jews fabulously say; but first God made man, or the male, out of the dust of the earth, and infused a rational soul into him; and then out of one of his ribs made a female, or woman, who was presented to him as his wife, that so their species might be propagated; and only one male and one female were created, to show that hereafter a man was to have at a time no more wives than one; see Malachi 2:15 for all that is said in the following chapter, concerning the formation of man out of the dust of the earth, and the making of woman out of his rib, and presenting her to him, and his taking her to be his wife, were all done on this sixth day, and at this time. It is a tradition among the Heathens, that man was made last of all the creatures; so says Plato (k); and this notion the Chinese also have (l). The Jews give these reasons why man was made on the evening of the sabbath, to show that he did not assist in the work of creation; and that if he was elated in his mind, it might be told him that a fly was created before him, and that he might immediately enter on the command, i.e. of the sabbath (m).

(k) Protagor. p. 320, 321. (l) Martin. Sinic. Hist. l. 1. p. 4. (m) T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 38. 1.



Genesis 1:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Sixth Day: Creatures on Land
26Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." 27God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth."…
Cross References
Matthew 19:4
"Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,'

Mark 10:6
"But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.'

1 Corinthians 11:7
A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man.

Ephesians 4:24
and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Colossians 3:10
and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

Genesis 5:1
This is the written account of Adam's family line. When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God.

Genesis 9:6
"Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind.

Deuteronomy 4:32
Ask now about the former days, long before your time, from the day God created human beings on the earth; ask from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything so great as this ever happened, or has anything like it ever been heard of?

Ecclesiastes 7:29
This only have I found: God created mankind upright, but they have gone in search of many schemes."
Treasury of Scripture

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

in the image.

Psalm 139:14 I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous …

Isaiah 43:7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him …

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, …

Ephesians 4:24 And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness …

Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

See

Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and …

male.

Genesis 2:21-25 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept: …

Genesis 5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their …

Malachi 2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And …

Matthew 19:4 And he answered and said to them, Have you not read, that he which …

Mark 10:6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.

1 Corinthians 11:8,9 For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man…

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