Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Genesis 3:9


But the Lord God called to 1  the man and said to him, “Where are you?” 2 


Ge 4:9; Ge 11:5; Ge 16:8; Ge 18:20,21; Jos 7:17-19; Re 20:12,13

NET © Notes

tn The Hebrew verb קָרָא (qara’, “to call”) followed by the preposition אֶל־ or לְ (’el- or lÿ, “to, unto”) often carries the connotation of “summon.”

sn Where are you? The question is probably rhetorical (a figure of speech called erotesis) rather than literal, because it was spoken to the man, who answers it with an explanation of why he was hiding rather than a location. The question has more the force of “Why are you hiding?”

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