Genesis 3:21
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English Standard Version
And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.

King James Bible
Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah God made for Adam and for his wife coats of skins, and clothed them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord God made for Adam and his wife, garments of skins, and clothed them.

English Revised Version
And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife coats of skins, and clothed them.

Webster's Bible Translation
For Adam also and for his wife the LORD God made coats of skins, and clothed them.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

As justice and mercy were combined in the divine sentence; justice in the fact that God cursed the tempter alone, and only punished the tempted with labour and mortality, mercy in the promise of eventual triumph over the serpent: so God also displayed His mercy to the fallen, before carrying the sentence into effect. It was through the power of divine grace that Adam believed the promise with regard to the woman's seed, and manifested his faith in the name which he gave to his wife. חוּה Eve, an old form of חיּה, signifying life (ζωή, lxx), or life-spring, is a substantive, and not a feminine adjective meaning "the living one," nor an abbreviated form of מחוּה, from חוּה equals חיּה (Genesis 19:32, Genesis 19:34), the life-receiving one. This name was given by Adam to his wife, "because," as the writer explains with the historical fulfilment before his mind, "she became the mother of all living," i.e., because the continuance and life of his race were guaranteed to the man through the woman. God also displayed His mercy by clothing the two with coats of skin, i.e., the skins of beasts. The words, "God made coats," are not to be interpreted with such bare literality, as that God sewed the coats with His own fingers; they merely affirm "that man's first clothing was the work of God, who gave the necessary directions and ability" (Delitzsch). By this clothing, God imparted to the feeling of shame the visible sign of an awakened conscience, and to the consequent necessity for a covering to the bodily nakedness, the higher work of a suitable discipline for the sinner. By selecting the skins of beasts for the clothing of the first men, and therefore causing the death or slaughter of beasts for that purpose, He showed them how they might use the sovereignty they possessed over the animals for their own good, and even sacrifice animal life for the preservation of human; so that this act of God laid the foundation for the sacrifices, even if the first clothing did not prefigure our ultimate "clothing upon" (2 Corinthians 5:4), nor the coats of skins the robe of righteousness.

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Genesis 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together...

Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation...

Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ to all and on all them that believe: for there is no difference:

2 Corinthians 5:2,3,21 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed on with our house which is from heaven...

Cross References
Genesis 3:20
The man called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.

Genesis 3:22
Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever--"

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