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

  • Dennis Flannery
    God simply made man and woman from the dust of the ground and he also used a rib from Adam they also became one flesh in husband and wife but they boath came from the dust
  • Dw
    The text is in order. Male and female were created on the sixth day. Adam and Eve were created on the eigth day and put in the garden of Eden. Adam and Eve are the lineage of Jesus. All of mankind does not come from Adam and Eve, as God does not endorse incest. Cain left and found a wife
    , as did Seth, from the people already on Earth from the sixth day creation. The text is in order
  • Sandy
    Rebecca Why does Genesis 1 and 2 seem to contradict?
    I think chapter 2 is explaining chapter 1 in more detail. Irene123 I don't think the fruit is important. I think the fact that Adam and Eve were tricked into disobeying God. The important issue. The SIN is DISOBEYING GOD! It's not what you do.
  • Rebecca
    Why does Genesis 1 and 2 seem to contradict? Or is it that chapter one is like the thesis in the beginning of an essay while chapter 2 elaborates and goes into more detail of what the first chapter said?
  • Peter
    No mis print but it is just telling more detail of previous things. This is a typical way of telling things. often there is an outline and or introduction and then more detail.
  • Mark
    If Eve came from Adams Rib...who is the Female the bible says that God created on the sixth day WITH Adam?...Is this a misprint?

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