And God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the ground.”
 So God created the man in his own image. In the image of God he created him. Male and female he created them.
} despite the lack of any precedent before these verses, many think this supports the idea that God is triune
?- but why in vs 26 does a singular being speak using the plural form
} God said, let us
but then in vs 27 is spoken of as a singular being, using singular pronouns
} God created the man in His image
There is NOTHING here, or before this, that indicates God, Yahweh, exists in a triune state. God in verse 26 cannot be a plural being, then in 27 be a singular being. Therefore, the idea of Yahweh being triune cannot be built from here and taken forward.
This is further confirmed as impossible by:
 Yahweh God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and also take of the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”
 Therefore Yahweh God sent him out from the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.
 So He drove out the man, and He placed the cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden—with the flaming sword that was turning in every direction—to guard the way to the tree of life.
} knowing: H3045 = acquainted with (knowledge of through participation)
} IF God were a trinity, consisting of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, which of them sinned that Mankind could become like that one?
Whichever it was could no longer be a part of this (so-called) triune God, because sin makes it impossible to be in the presence of God, as verse 24 very clearly points out.
And then there is the fact of
for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,
} Our being made in the image of God must have included this point, which means that He would not hate His own flesh, IF Jesus were Yahweh in flesh, as some think. However, Scripture tells a different story:
 Surely he has borne our sickness and carried our suffering, yet we considered him plagued, struck by God, and afflicted.
 But he was pierced for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
 We all like sheep have gone astray. Everyone has turned to his own way, but Yahweh has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
 Yet it pleased Yahweh to crush him. He has caused him to suffer. When you make his soul a guilt offering, he will see his seed. He will prolong his days, and the pleasure of Yahweh will prosper in his hand.
} vs 6 How could Yahweh, God, the Father, lay our sins on His Son Jesus, IF Jesus were God? That would put God against Himself at that point.
 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls.
} vs 10 shows that Yahweh, the Father, is the one doing the crushing of Jesus, this obviously means that they are two separate people.
Also, How could it please God to do harm to HIMSELF, especially in order to determine if God will do what God desires?
IF Jesus were God – if this supposed 3-are-1 combination were true, then each would desire the same thing at all times, however:
 And having gone forward a little, he fell on his face, praying and saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me. Nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”;
 Again, a second time, having gone away, he prayed, saying, “My Father, if this is not able to pass away unless I drink it, your will be done.”
 And having left them again and having gone away, he prayed a third time, saying the same words again.
} Jesus obviously has his own desire, but is being obedient to the will of his God and Father
It is quite clear that there was no trinity in Genesis 1:26-27, so who were this group that were before God? It was the angels of God.
1 Kings 22
 Micaiah said, “That being the case, hear the word of Yahweh. I saw Yahweh sitting on his throne and all the army of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.
 Yahweh said, “Who will entice Ahab so that he will go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?” One said one thing and another said another.
 “Then a spirit came out and stood before Yahweh, and said, “I will entice him.”
 “And Yahweh said to him, “How?” And he said, “I will go out and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.” And he said, “You will entice him and will also prevail. Go out and do so.”
} So, it seems God calls together His angels to include them in His work,
and sometimes Satan, the devil, comes to the meeting:
 Now it came to pass on the day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Yahweh, that Satan also came among them.
 Yahweh said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Then Satan answered Yahweh and said, “From going back and forth on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.”
 Yahweh said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant, Job? For there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and an upright man, one who fears God and turns away from evil.”
 Then Satan answered Yahweh and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing?
 Have you not made a hedge around him on every side, and around his house and around all that he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
 But put forth your hand now and touch all that he has, and he will renounce you to your face.”
 Yahweh said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power. Only do not put forth your hand against him.” So Satan went out from the presence of Yahweh.
 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Yahweh and Satan also came among them to present himself before Yahweh.
 And Yahweh said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” And Satan answered Yahweh and said,
“From going back and forth on the earth and from walking up and down on it.”
 Yahweh said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? For there is none like him in the earth, a blameless and an upright man, one who fears God and turns away from evil. He still maintains his integrity, although you incited me against him to ruin him without cause.”
 Satan answered Yahweh and said, “Skin for skin. Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life.
 Stretch out your hand now and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will renounce you to your face.”
 And Yahweh said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand. Only spare his life.”
 So Satan went out from the presence of Yahweh and struck Job with painful sores from the sole of his foot to his head.