Genesis 2:5

“And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And euery plant of the field, before it was in the earth, and euery herbe of the field, before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to raine vpon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And no plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for Jehovah God had not caused it to rain upon the earth: and there was not a man to till the ground;
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the day when the Lord God made earth and heaven there were no plants of the field on the earth, and no grass had come up: for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no man to do work on the land.
- Basic English Bible

and every shrub of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew; for Jehovah Elohim had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground.
- Darby Bible

And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
- Webster's Bible

No plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for Yahweh God had not caused it to rain on the earth. There was not a man to till the ground,
- World English Bible

and no shrub of the field is yet in the earth, and no herb of the field yet sprouteth, for Jehovah God hath not rained upon the earth, and a man there is not to serve the ground,
- Youngs Literal Bible

No shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Genesis 2

  • Shirley M. Smith
    My opinion is. Yahweh is all knowledge. Who can question Him according to his will. When he spoke things into their existing it pleased him. But there was no,one to care for all of Yahweh creation so after he took and breathed life into Adam he gave him warnings first sign of obedience. Then he gave him the first surgery out of it came a woman. Yahweh knows exactly what to do we could never do him
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX. Verse 18. MYSTERY ! There is Truly more to this verse along with its backround than all of us have have been taught and lead to believe. One must ask his or her self, why would God create Adam already with {genitals} as Gods Holy Word is accurate, logical
  • Michael C.
    Cheryl, Genesis 2:18-19 God was letting Adam know that He knew all things about his needs; and then gave him some work to do; to care for the animals, and to wait in faith; God used those things to teach Adam, preparing him for the "good thing" He had coming for him. Jesus said, that He has many things to say to us, but we are not just now able to bear them. So we walk and learn till we are able.
  • Peter
    And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Our first breath is the beginning of semiconscious developemt of the mind.
  • Hughes
    Yes I believe there was a spoken creation in Genesis 1:26 of a spiritual life.Then there is Genesis 2:7 where there is a fleshy body.You truly have to allow the holy spirit to teach you the understanding of 11 Corinthians 4th chapter looking closely at 11cor.4:18.Trusting GOD WHOM I BELIEVE IS LOVE ❤ REQUIRES A DEEP LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING TO SEE CLEARLY GENESIS CHAPTER 2
  • James mores
    Yes adam wasnt the first man. He eas the begining of his choosen race. The linange of the seed to reconcile man.for he new that sin was in evatable. The seed would redeem man through jesus christ.and set the stage for a free willed god loving eternal relationship between god and man

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