Genesis 1:29

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God said, Behold, I haue giuen you euery herbe bearing seede, which is vpon the face of all the earth, and euery tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yeelding seed, to you it shall be for meat:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God said, See, I have given you every plant producing seed, on the face of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit producing seed: they will be for your food:
- Basic English Bible

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb producing seed that is on the whole earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree producing seed: it shall be food for you;
- Darby Bible

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food.
- Webster's Bible

God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree, which bears fruit yielding seed. It will be your food.
- World English Bible

And God saith, `Lo, I have given to you every herb sowing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in which [is] the fruit of a tree sowing seed, to you it is for food;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God said: 'Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed--to you it shall be for food;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 1:29


1:29-30 We have here the third part of the sixth day's work, which was not any new creation, but a gracious provision of food for all flesh, #Psa 136:25|. - Here is, 1. Food provided for man, Ge 1:29. herbs and fruits must be his meat, including corn, and all the products of the earth. And before the earth was deluged, much more before it was cursed for man's sake, its fruits no doubt, were more pleasing to the taste, and more strengthening and nourishing to the body. 2. Food provided for the beasts, #Ge 1:30|. Doth God take care of oxen? Yes, certainly, he provides food convenient for them; and not for oxen only that were used in his sacrifices, and man's service, but even the young lions and the young ravens are the care of his providence, they ask and have their meat from God.


Discussion for Genesis 1

  • Tom
    To Felicia: Thank you for helping me with my question concerning the creation of man and woman. This now makes total sense and as I reread the two chapters, you gave me an "ah-hah!" moment. Thank you and God bless you for being so kind.
  • Dennis
    To Felicia But he said Let us make man in our image HE told them to go preach the gospel to all the world baptizing them in the name of the Father Son and the Holy Ghost sounds like three different persons to me one thing for sure Gods word is good
  • JANICE J. GREEN
    WHEN GOD CREATED THIS WORLD HE GAVE ALL OF US EVERY THING THAT WE WOULD EVER NEED. HE SIMPLY WANT US TO TAKE CARE OF THAT WHICH HE HAS FREELY GIVEN. I SAY NEVER GIVE UP!!!. BE A POSITIVE CHANGE AGENT!!! PS DON'T FORGET TO FORGIVE AND PRAY FOR THOSE THAT DISPITEFULLY USE YOU. LOVE. JJ
  • Felicia
    To Tom Gen. 2 is an account of what God did in Gen. 1. Gen 2:1 says "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them." It goes on to give a detailed account of how things happened. Gen. 1:27 says "So God created man in his own image, ..." but Gen. 2:7 says "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life;..."
  • Ricardo
    To Michael read this Mark 16:16-18 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
    And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with NEW TONGUES;They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall reco
  • Irene123
    To Felicia on "God is one" - I agree with you - God Is One - Deut. 4:39; 6:4; Isa. 42:8; 43:11; 44:6,8; 45:5, 6, 18, 21; 46:9; 47:8, 10; 48:11; Jn.28:20; Matt. 28:29; Acts:2:38; Jn.1:1, 14; 10:30.

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