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Genesis 3:21

21 The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.

Genesis 3:21 in Other Translations

21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
21 And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.
21 And the LORD God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife.
21 God made leather clothing for Adam and his wife and dressed them.
21 The Lord God made clothing out of skins for Adam and his wife, and He clothed them.

Genesis 3:21 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 3:21

Unto Adam also, and to his wife
Besides the kind intimation of grace and favour to them, another token of God's good will towards them was shown, in that whereas they were naked and ashamed,

did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them;
not that before this they were only bone and flesh, and now God brought a skin over them, and covered them with it, or ordered a beast, which was very like a man, to have its skin stripped off, and put on him, as some in Aben Ezra foolishly imagined; but these were made of the skins of beasts, not of the skin of the serpent, as the Targum of Jonathan; but of creatures slain, not merely for this purpose, nor for food, but for sacrifice, as a type of the woman's seed, whose heel was to be bruised, or who was to suffer death for the sins of men; and therefore to keep up and direct the faith of our first parents to the slain Lamb of God from the foundation of the world, and of all believers in all ages, until the Messiah should come and die, and become a sacrifice for sin, the sacrifices of slain beasts were appointed: and of the skins of these the Lord God, either by his almighty power, made coats for the man and his wife, or by the ministry of angels; or he instructed and directed them to make them, which was an instance of goodness to them; not only to provide food for them as before, but also raiment; and which though not rich, fine, and soft, yet was substantial, and sufficient to protect them from all inclemencies of the weather; and they might serve as to put them in mind of their fall, so of their mortality by it, and of the condition sin had brought them into; being in themselves, and according to their deserts, like the beasts that perish: as also they were emblems of the robe of Christ's righteousness, and the garments of his salvation, to be wrought out by his obedience, sufferings, and death; with which being arrayed, they should not be found naked, nor be condemned, but be secured from wrath to come. The Heathens had a notion, that the first men made themselves coats of the skins of beasts: the Grecians ascribe this to Pelasgus, whom they suppose to be the first man F13 among them, and Sanchoniatho


F14 to Usous, who lived in the fifth generation.

F13 Pausanias in Arcadicis, sive, l. 8. p. 455, 456.
F14 Apud Euseb. Praepar. Evangel. l. 1. p. 35.

Genesis 3:21 In-Context

19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”
20 Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.
21 The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.
22 And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”
23 So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.

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