Genesis 3:21

Translation

וַיַּעַשׂ יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים לְאָדָם וּלְאִשְׁתּוֹ כָּתְנוֹת עוֹר וַיַּלְבִּשֵֽׁם

Then, the LORD God made tunics of skin for Adam and his wife. Thus were they clothed.

Commentary

tunic

A Tunic from about 1700 BCE

tunics: in the ANE, a tunic is a long, shirt-like garment, usually of linen but, as described in this verse, made from animal skins. Note that God doesn’t just replace the leaves heretofore covering only their genitals. Now he makes clothing that covers from mid-thigh to neck.

Preliminary Translations

My translation conventions can be found here.

Mechanical

And-made, the-LORD-God, for-the-man and-for-his-wife tunics-of skin and-caused-them-to-be-clothed.

Literal

The LORD God made tunics of skin for the man and his wife and they were clothed.

Commercial Bible Translations

  • (nas) And the LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.
  • (kjv) Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
  • (niv) The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.
  • (nlt) And the LORD God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife.

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