Genesis 3:20
New International Version
Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.

New Living Translation
Then the man--Adam--named his wife Eve, because she would be the mother of all who live.

English Standard Version
The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.

Berean Study Bible
And Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.

New American Standard Bible
Now the man called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all the living.

King James Bible
And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

Christian Standard Bible
The man named his wife Eve because she was the mother of all the living.

Contemporary English Version
The man Adam named his wife Eve because she would become the mother of all who live.

Good News Translation
Adam named his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all human beings.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Adam named his wife Eve because she was the mother of all the living.

International Standard Version
Now Adam had named his wife "Eve," because she was to become the mother of everyone who was living.

NET Bible
The man named his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all the living.

New Heart English Bible
The man called his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all living.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Adam named his wife Eve [Life] because she became the mother of every living person.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the man called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

New American Standard 1977
Now the man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all the living.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the man called his wife's name Eve because she was the mother of all living.

King James 2000 Bible
And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

American King James Version
And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

American Standard Version
And the man called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Adam called the name of his wife Life, because she was the mother of all living.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Adam called the name of his wife Eve: because she was the mother of all the living.

Darby Bible Translation
And Man called his wife's name Eve; because she is the mother of all living.

English Revised Version
And the man called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.

World English Bible
The man called his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all living.

Young's Literal Translation
And the man calleth his wife's name Eve: for she hath been mother of all living.
Study Bible
The Punishment of Mankind
19By the sweat of your brow you will eat your bread, until you return to the ground—because out of it were you taken. For dust you are, and to dust you shall return.” 20And Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.
Cross References
2 Corinthians 11:3
I am afraid, however, that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may be led astray from your simple and pure devotion to Christ.

1 Timothy 2:13
For Adam was formed first, and then Eve.

Genesis 3:21
And the LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.

Treasury of Scripture

And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

Adam.

Genesis 2:20,23
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…

Genesis 5:29
And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.

Genesis 16:11
And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.

Eve.

Acts 17:26
And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;







Lexicon
And Adam
הָֽאָדָ֛ם (hā·’ā·ḏām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

named
שֵׁ֥ם (šêm)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

his wife
אִשְׁתּ֖וֹ (’iš·tōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

Eve,
חַוָּ֑ה (ḥaw·wāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2332: Eve -- 'life', the first woman

because
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

she
הִ֥וא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

would become
הָֽיְתָ֖ה (hā·yə·ṯāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

the mother
אֵ֥ם (’êm)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 517: A mother, )

of all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the living.
חָֽי׃ (ḥāy)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life
(20) Adam called his wife's name Eve.--Heb., Chavvah; in Greek, Zoe. It has been debated whether this name is a substantive, Life (LXX.), or a participle, Life-producer (Symm). Adam's condition was now one of death, but his wife thereby attained a higher value in his sight. Through her alone could human life be continued, and the "woman's seed" be obtained who was to raise up man from his fall. While, then, woman's punishment consists in the multiplication of her "sorrow and conception," she becomes thereby only more precious to man; and while "her desire is to her husband," Adam turns from his own punishment to look upon her with more tender love. He has no word for her of reproach, and we thus see that the common interpretation of Genesis 3:12 is more than doubtful. Adam throws no blame either on Eve or on his Maker, because he does not feel himself to blame. He rather means, "How could I err in following one so noble, and in whom I recognise Thy best and choicest gift?" And with this agrees Genesis 3:6, where Adam partakes of the fruit without hesitation or thought of resistance. And so here he turns to her and calls her Chavvah, his life, his compensation for his loss, and the antidote for the sentence of death.

Verse 20. - Arraigned, convicted, judged, the guilty but pardoned pair prepare to leave their garden home - the woman to begin her experience of sorrow, dependence, and subjection; the man to enter upon his life career of hardship and toil, and both to meet their doom of certain, though it might be of long-delayed, death. The impression made upon their hearts by the Divine Clemency, though not directly stated by the historian, may be inferred from what is next recorded as having happened within the precincts of Eden ere they entered on their exile. And Adam called (not prior to the fall, reading the verb as a pluperfect (Calvin), nor after the birth of Cain, transferring the present verse to Genesis 4:2 (Knobel), but subsequent to the promise of the woman's seed, and preceding their ejection from the garden) his wife's name Eve. Chavvah, from chavvah = chayyah, to live (cf. with the arganic rent chvi the Sanscrit, giv; Gothic, quiv; Latin, rive, gigno, vigeo; Greek, ζάω, etc., the fundamental idea being to breathe, to respire - Furst), is correctly rendered life - Work) by the LXX., Josephus, Philo, Gesenins, Delitzsch, Macdonald, etc. Lange, regarding it as an abbreviated form of the participle mechavvah, understands it to signify "the sustenance, i.e. the propagation of life; while Knobel, viewing it as an adjective, hints at woman's peculiar function - חִיָּה וֶדַע - to quicken seed (Genesis 19:82) as supplying the explanation. Whether appended by the narrator (Delitzsch, Lange) or uttered by Adam (Kalisch, Macdonald), the words which follow give its true import and exegesis. Because she was the mother (am - Greek, μαμμα; Welsh, mani; Copt., man; German and English, mama; - Gesenius) of all living.

(1) Of Adam's children, though in this respect she might have been so styled from the beginning; and

(2) of all who should truly live in the sense of being the woman's seed, as distinguished from the seed of the serpent. In Adam's giving a second name to his wife has been discerned the first assertion of his sovereignty or lordship over woman to which he was promoted subsequent to the fall (Luther), though this seems to be negatived by the fact that Adam exercised the same prerogative immediately on her creation; an act of thoughtlessness on the part of Adam, in that, "being himself immersed in death, he should have called his wife by so proud a name" (Calvin); a proof of his incredulity (Rupertus). With a juster appreciation of the spirit of the narrative, modern expositors generally regard it as a striking testimony to his faith. 3:20,21 God named the man, and called him Adam, which signifies red earth; Adam named the woman, and called her Eve, that is, life. Adam bears the name of the dying body, Eve of the living soul. Adam probably had regard to the blessing of a Redeemer, the promised Seed, in calling his wife Eve, or life; for He should be the life of all believers, and in Him all the families of the earth should be blessed. See also God's care for our first parents, notwithstanding their sin. Clothes came in with sin. Little reason have we to be proud of our clothes, which are but the badges of our shame. When God made clothes for our first parents, he made them warm and strong, but coarse and very plain; not robes of scarlet, but coats of skin. Let those that are meanly clad, learn from hence not to complain. Having food and a covering, let them be content; they are as well off as Adam and Eve. And let those that are finely clad, learn not to make the putting on of apparel their adorning. The beasts, from whose skins they were clothed, it is supposed were slain, not for man's food, but for sacrifice, to typify Christ, the great Sacrifice. Adam and Eve made for themselves aprons of fig-leaves, a covering too narrow for them to wrap themselves in, Isa 28:20. Such are all the rags of our own righteousness. But God made them coats of skin, large, strong, durable, and fit for them: such is the righteousness of Christ; therefore put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ.
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