Genesis 1:11

“And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God said, Let the Earth bring foorth grasse, the herbe yeelding seed, and the fruit tree, yeelding fruit after his kinde, whose seed is in it selfe, vpon the earth: and it was so.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, {and} fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them; and it was so."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God said, Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, `and' fruit-trees bearing fruit after their kind, wherein is the seed thereof, upon the earth: and it was so.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God said, Let grass come up on the earth, and plants producing seed, and fruit-trees giving fruit, in which is their seed, after their sort: and it was so.
- Basic English Bible

And God said, Let the earth cause grass to spring up, herb producing seed, fruit-trees yielding fruit after their kind, the seed of which is in them, on the earth. And it was so.
- Darby Bible

And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit-tree yielding fruit after its kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
- Webster's Bible

God said, "Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit after their kind, with its seed in it, on the earth;" and it was so.
- World English Bible

And God saith, `Let the earth yield tender grass, herb sowing seed, fruit-tree (whose seed [is] in itself) making fruit after its kind, on the earth:' and it is so.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God said: 'Let the earth put forth grass, herb yielding seed, and fruit-tree bearing fruit after its kind, wherein is the seed thereof, upon the earth.' And it was so.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Genesis 1:11

  • Jimmy Chen for verse 11
    Strictly speaking, God has forbidden GMOs since the very beginning,
  • David Perumal for verse 11
    Gods design for perpetuity of His creation was inbuilt in every kind of seed. Awesome
  • Lonniedifranco for verse 11
    Does anybody know why it says the plants trees herbs bring forth after HIS kind? I subscribe to the idea that the King James Version is the most accurate and infallible Word of God- and only today did I notice that the other versions say, "after ITS kind" or "after THEIR kind" when referring to the vegetation. What significance does this have, if any? I think it is rather curious, but I have to assume that God used the words "after HIS kind" specifically, and for a reason. Thoughts? Thank you, and God bless :
  • i think its beautiful
  • Rev,Aggrey for verse 11
    Heart is full of darkness.Gen 6 5 thoughts of man is evil all time.It only the light.GOD said their be light and there was light.Light is JESUS.Jesus is the WORD.When the light shine in our heart,there will be no DARKNESS.
  • Nkosinathi for verse 11
    He gave everything He created a Godly multiplied purpose

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