What is the significance of Genesis 2:19 ?

“So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was the name.”

God wanted Adam to have authority over the animal kingdom (see Gen. 1:28). Hence he empowers Adam to freely choose the names of all the animals. The passage tells us that God brought the animals to Adam in order to see—to find out—how Adam would choose. If God was certain of this all along, however, Scripture is incorrect when it describes God’s motive in bringing the animals to Adam.

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