Genesis 2:7
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewTransliterationStrong'sDefinitionOrigin
Then the LORDיְהוָ֨הYah·weh3068the proper name of the God of Israelfrom havah
Godאֱלֹהִ֜יםe·lo·him430God, godpl. of eloah
formedוַיִּיצֶר֩vai·yi·tzer3335to form, fashiona prim. root
manהָֽאָדָ֗םha·'a·dam120man, mankindfrom an unused word
of dustעָפָר֙a·far6083dry earth, dustfrom an unused word
from the ground,הָ֣אֲדָמָ֔הha·'a·da·mah,127ground, landfrom the same as adam
and breathedוַיִּפַּ֥חvai·yip·pach5301to breathe, blowa prim. root
into his nostrilsבְּאַפָּ֖יוbe·'ap·pav639a nostril, nose, face, angerfrom anaph
the breathנִשְׁמַ֣תnish·mat5397breathfrom nasham
of life;  2425blifefrom chayah
and manהָֽאָדָ֖םha·'a·dam120man, mankindfrom an unused word
becameוַֽיְהִ֥יvay·hi1961to fall out, come to pass, become, bea prim. root
a livingחַיִּ֑יםchai·yim;2416aalive, livingfrom chayah
being.לְנֶ֥פֶשׁle·ne·fesh5315a soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion from an unused word
KJV Lexicon
And the LORD
Yhovah  (yeh-ho-vaw')
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
God
'elohiym  (el-o-heem')
angels, exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty.
formed
yatsar  (yaw-tsar')
to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively, to determine (i.e. form a resolution) -- earthen, fashion, form, frame, make(-r), potter, purpose.
man
'adam  (aw-dawm')
ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) -- another, + hypocrite, + common sort, low, man (mean, of low degree), person.
of the dust
`aphar  (aw-fawr')
dust (as powdered or gray); hence, clay, earth, mud -- ashes, dust, earth, ground, morter, powder, rubbish.
of
min  (min)
above, after, among, at, because of, by (reason of), from (among), in, neither, nor, (out) of, over, since, then, through, whether, with.
the ground
'adamah  (ad-aw-maw')
soil (from its general redness) -- country, earth, ground, husband(-man) (-ry), land.
and breathed
naphach  (naw-fakh')
to puff, in various applications (literally, to inflate, blow hard, scatter, kindle, expire; figuratively, to disesteem) -- blow, breath, give up, cause to lose (life), seething, snuff.
into his nostrils
'aph  (af)
the nose or nostril; hence, the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire
the breath
nshamah  (nesh-aw-maw')
a puff, i.e. wind, angry or vital breath, divine inspiration, intellect. or (concretely) an animal -- blast, (that) breath(-eth), inspiration, soul, spirit.
of life
chay  (khah'-ee)
age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.
and man
'adam  (aw-dawm')
ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) -- another, + hypocrite, + common sort, low, man (mean, of low degree), person.
became a living
chay  (khah'-ee)
age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.
soul
nephesh  (neh'-fesh)
a breathing creature, i.e. animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental)
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD God formed the man out of the dust from the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being.

International Standard Version
So the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground, breathed life into his lungs, and the man became a living being.

NET Bible
The LORD God formed the man from the soil of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the earth and blew the breath of life into his nostrils. The man became a living being.

King James 2000 Bible
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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