Genesis 3:9
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New International Version
But the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?"

New Living Translation
Then the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?"

English Standard Version
But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”

New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?"

King James Bible
And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the LORD God called out to the man and said to him, "Where are you?"

International Standard Version
So the LORD God called out to the man, asking him, "Where are you?"

NET Bible
But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, "Where are you?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD God called to the man and asked him, "Where are you?"

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD God called unto the man and said unto him, Where art thou?

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where are you?

American King James Version
And the LORD God called to Adam, and said to him, Where are you?

American Standard Version
And Jehovah God called unto the man, and said unto him, Where art thou?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord God called Adam, and said to him: Where art thou?

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah Elohim called to Man, and said to him, Where art thou?

English Revised Version
And the LORD God called unto the man, and said unto him, Where art thou?

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD God called to Adam, and said to him, Where art thou?

World English Bible
Yahweh God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?"

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah God calleth unto the man, and saith to him, 'Where art thou?'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:9-13 Observe the startling question, Adam, where art thou? Those who by sin go astray from God, should seriously consider where they are; they are afar off from all good, in the midst of their enemies, in bondage to Satan, and in the high road to utter ruin. This lost sheep had wandered without end, if the good Shepherd had not sought after him, and told him, that where he was straying he could not be either happy or easy. If sinners will but consider where they are, they will not rest till they return to God. It is the common fault and folly of those that have done ill, when questioned about it, to acknowledge only that which is so manifest that they cannot deny it. Like Adam, we have reason to be afraid of approaching to God, if we are not covered and clothed with the righteousness of Christ. Sin appears most plainly in the glass of the commandment, therefore God set it before Adam; and in it we should see our faces. But instead of acknowledging the sin in its full extent, and taking shame to themselves, Adam and Eve excuse the sin, and lay the shame and blame on others. There is a strange proneness in those that are tempted, to say, they are tempted of God; as if our abuse of God's gifts would excuse our breaking God's laws. Those who are willing to take the pleasure and profit of sin, are backward to take the blame and shame of it. Learn hence, that Satan's temptations are all beguilings; his arguments are all deceits; his allurements are all cheats; when he speaks fair, believe him not. It is by the deceitfulness of sin the heart is hardened. See Ro 7:11; Heb 3:13. But though Satan's subtlety may draw us into sin, yet it will not justify us in sin. Though he is the tempter, we are the sinners. Let it not lessen our sorrow for sin, that we were beguiled into it; but let it increase our self-indignation, that we should suffer ourselves to be deceived by a known cheat, and a sworn enemy, who would destroy our souls.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 9, 10. - And the Lord God called unto Adam. Adam's absence was a clear proof that something was wrong. Hitherto he had always welcomed the Divine approach. And said unto him, Where art thou? Not as if ignorant of Adam's hiding-place, but to bring him to confession (cf. Genesis 4:9). And I was afraid, because I was naked. Attributing his fear to the wrong cause - the voice of God or his insufficient clothing; a sign of special obduracy (Calvin), which, however, admits of a psychological explanation, viz., that" his consciousness of the effects of sin was keener than his sense of the sin itself" (Keil), "although all that he says is purely involuntary self-accusation" (Delitzsch), and "the first instance of that mingling and confusion of Bin and punishment which is the peculiar characteristic of our redemption-needing humanity" (Lange). And I hid myself.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the Lord God called unto Adam,.... The Jerusalem Targum is, the Word of the Lord God, the second Person in the Trinity; and this is the voice he is said to have heard before:

and said unto him, where art thou? which is said, not as ignorant of the place where he was, nor of what he had done, nor of the circumstances he was in, or of the answers he would make; but rather it shows all the reverse, that he knew where he was, what he had done, and in what condition he was, and therefore it was in vain to seek to hide himself: or as pitying his case, saying, "alas for thee" (u), as some render the words, into what a miserable plight hast thou brought thyself, by listening to the tempter, and disobeying thy God! thou that wast the favourite of heaven, the chief of the creatures, the inhabitant of Eden, possessed of all desirable bliss and happiness, but now in the most wretched and forlorn condition imaginable; or as upbraiding him with his sin and folly; that he who had been so highly favoured by him, as to be made after his image and likeness, to have all creatures at his command, and the most delightful spot in all the globe to dwell in, and a grant to eat of what fruit he would, save one, and who was indulged with intercourse with his God, and with the holy angels, should act such an ungrateful part as to rebel against him, break his laws, and trample upon his legislative authority, and bid, as it were, defiance to him: or else as the Saviour, looking up his straying sheep, and lost creature, man: or rather as a summons to appear before him, the Judge of all, and answer for his conduct; it was in vain for him to secrete himself, he must and should appear; the force of which words he felt, and therefore was obliged to surrender himself, as appears from what follows.

(u) "hei tibi", Oleaster.



Genesis 3:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
God Arraigns Adam and Eve
8They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?" 10He said, "I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself."…
Cross References
Genesis 4:9
Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?"

Genesis 16:8
And he said, "Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?" "I'm running away from my mistress Sarai," she answered.

Genesis 18:9
"Where is your wife Sarah?" they asked him. "There, in the tent," he said.
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