Genesis 2:11

“The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Hauilah, where there is gold.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

The name of the first [is] Pison: that [is] it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where [there is] gold;
- King James Version

The name of the first is Pishon; it flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The name of the first is Pishon: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
- American Standard Version (1901)

The name of the first is Pishon, which goes round about all the land of Havilah where there is gold.
- Basic English Bible

The name of the one is Pison: that is it which surrounds the whole land of Havilah, where the gold is.
- Darby Bible

The name of the first is Pison, which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
- Webster's Bible

The name of the first is Pishon: this is the one which flows through the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
- World English Bible

the name of the one [is] Pison, it [is] that which is surrounding the whole land of the Havilah where the gold [is],
- Youngs Literal Bible

The name of the first is Pishon; that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Genesis 2

  • DOROTHY SUOBO
    THE FIRST SABBATH, IN WHICH GOD RESTED FROM ALL THAT HE HAS CREATED. THAT REST WAS SOME SORT OF FULFILLMENT, SATISFACTION ETC. LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING A SWEET COMMUNION, FELLOWSHIP WITH THE MAN AND THE JOY OF ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE ENTIRE CREATION PROCESS. HOLDING IT SO DEAR TO HIS HEART. THIS AWESOME
  • Emile adonsi
    our GOD is simply marvelous. HIS WORKS TELL ABOUT HIS GREATNESS. THANKS
    YOU, LORD!
  • AlfredJSenior
    Was Moses reporting the creation of man and woman in more detail after outlining creation or was he reporting the creation of a special sort of "man" (Adam and Eve) separate and apart from his original creation? There is evidence later in genesis that the creation of Adam and Eve was separate and apart from His original creation of other men: sons of God (of Adam) vs. Daughters of men not of Adam.
  • Dennis Liege
    V 21 the coats of skins were from animals God himself slew. They were the first sacrifice with death and spilling of blood on the new earth. They were the first sacrafice for the covering of the First sin.
  • Chavah
    I like chapter 2 but the most important verse to me is 24 because that's when God established the law of marriage
  • Charles
    Kathy: Could it be that the skin stood for imparted righteousness
    And the promise in Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman...
    stood for the imputed righteousness?

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