|Genesis 3:8-12 |
8 Then they heard the sound of the LORD God moving in the orchard as a wind in a storm,3 and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
9 But the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, "Where are you?"
10 So he said, "I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself."
11 And he said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?"
12 And the man said, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate."
3 Then they heard the sound of the LORD God moving in the orchard as a wind in a storm. This phrase is typically translated as "God walking in the garden in the cool of the day." However, as stated by The Net Bible: "moving" is more accurate than "walking," which assumes a God in human form with legs; and while "cool of the day" is the typical translation, but "in the wind of a storm" is just as accurate. God appearing in a storm, particularly for judgment, is supported by the following verses:
Behold, the storm of the LORD has gone forth in wrath, even a raging storm; it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked. Jer 23:19
Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goes forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind; it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked. Jer 30:23
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,... Job 38:1, 40:6
The LORD is slow to anger and great in power and will not at all acquit the wicked. The way of the LORD is in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. Nah 1:3
You will be visited by the LORD of hosts with thunder and with earthquake and great noise, with storm and tempest and the flame of devouring fire. Isa 29:6
The voice of the LORD is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders; the LORD is upon many waters.
The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
The voice of the LORD strikes and flashes forth lightning.
The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. Psa 29:3,4,7,8
The voice of Your thunder was in the whirlwind; The lightnings lit up the world; The earth trembled and shook. Psa 77:18
Jesus said: The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell from where it comes, and where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. John 3:8
When suddenly a sound came from heaven like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Acts 2:2