Genesis 3:19

“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In the sweate of thy face shalt thou eate bread, till thou returne vnto the ground: for out of it wast thou taken, for dust thou art, and vnto dust shalt thou returne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
- American Standard Version (1901)

With the hard work of your hands you will get your bread till you go back to the earth from which you were taken: for dust you are and to the dust you will go back.
- Basic English Bible

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, until thou return to the ground: for out of it wast thou taken. For dust thou art; and unto dust shalt thou return.
- Darby Bible

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou shalt return to the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and to dust shalt thou return.
- Webster's Bible

By the sweat of your face will you eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For you are dust, and to dust you shall return."
- World English Bible

by the sweat of thy face thou dost eat bread till thy return unto the ground, for out of it hast thou been taken, for dust thou [art], and unto dust thou turnest back.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken; for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 3:19


3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread - His business before he sinned was a constant pleasure to him; but now his labour shall be a weariness. Unto dust shalt thou return - Thy body shall be forsaken by thy soul, and become itself a lump of dust, and then it shall be lodged in the grave, and mingle with the dust of the earth.


Discussion for Genesis 3

  • Createams
    BSP more a ruling then prophecy: In v14 (upon thy belly shalt thou go) and v15 (I will put enmity between thee and the woman) being the serpent and the women, the serpent to literally be under foot therefor head and heel. Michael C St. John 1:1-21
  • Rebecca munoz
    went I read the book Genesis I did not know that it was so much more to understanding to this Chapter
  • ZenMyst
    God placed life and death before man, man choose death. They were forbidden from the Tree of Life.
  • Irene123
    To Cheryl - 'LILLITH' comes from the apocrypha.
  • BSP
    Verse 15 is the first prophecy recorded in the Bible.
  • Michael C.
    Verse 15 This is the "Word which was from the beginning with God;...and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." This is the Word which allowed man to still live the rest of his time in the flesh; albeit under humiliation, toil and sorrow: in faith of the glad tidings of the Saviour to come. It was against this Word that Cain killed his brother, as so do the ungodly persecute the righteous.

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