Genesis 1:12

“And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 1:12

And the earth brought foorth grasse, and herbe yeelding seed after his kinde, and the tree yeelding fruit, whose seed was in it selfe, after his kinde: and God saw that it was good.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, wherein is the seed thereof, after their kind: and God saw that it was good.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And grass came up on the earth, and every plant producing seed of its sort, and every tree producing fruit, in which is its seed, of its sort: and God saw that it was good.
- Basic English Bible

And the earth brought forth grass, herb producing seed after its kind, and trees yielding fruit, the seed of which is in them, after their kind. And God saw that it was good.
- Darby Bible

And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after its kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after its kind: and God saw that it was good.
- Webster's Bible

The earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, with its seed in it, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.
- World English Bible

And the earth bringeth forth tender grass, herb sowing seed after its kind, and tree making fruit (whose seed [is] in itself) after its kind; and God seeth that [it is] good;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the earth brought forth grass, herb yielding seed after its kind, and tree bearing fruit, wherein is the seed thereof, after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 1:12

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 1:12


1:14-19 This is the history of the fourth day's work, the creating the sun, moon and stars. Of this we have an account, In general, verse 14, 15. where we have, The command given concerning them. Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven - God had said, #Ge 1:3| Let there be light, and there was light; but that was, as it were, a chaos of light, scattered and confused; now it was collected and made into several luminaries, and so rendered both more glorious and more serviceable. The use they were intended to be of to this earth. They must be for the distinction of times, of day and night, summer and winter. They must be for the direction of actions: they are for signs of the change of weather, that the husbandman may order his affairs with discretion. They do also give light upon the earth - That we may walk #John 11:9 and work John 9:4| according as the duty of every day requires. The lights of heaven do not shine for themselves, nor for the world of spirits above, they need them not; but they shine for us, and for our pleasure and advantage. Lord, what is man that he should be thus regarded, #Ps 8:3|,4. In particular, #Ge 1:16|,17,18, The lights of heaven are the sun, moon and stars, and these all are the work of God's hands. The sun is the greatest light of all, and the most glorious and useful of all the lamps of heaven; a noble instance of the Creator's wisdom, power and goodness, and an invaluable blessing to the creatures of this lower world. The moon is a lesser light, and yet is here reckoned one of the greater lights, because, though in regard of its magnitude, it is inferior to many of the stars, yet in respect of its usefulness to the earth, it is more excellent than they. He made the stars also - Which are here spoken of only in general; for the scriptures were written not to gratify our curiosity, but to lead us to God. Now, these lights are said to rule, #Ge 1:16|,18; not that they have a supreme dominion as God has, but they are rulers under him. Here the lesser light, the moon, is said to rule the night; but #Ps 136:9 the stars are mentioned as sharers in that government|, the moon and stars to rule by night. No more is meant, but that they give light, #Jer 31:35|. The best and most honourable way of ruling is, by giving light, and doing good.


Discussion for Genesis 1:12

  • Alan Park on Genesis 1:12
    Excellent to know that the very book that underpins the western legal system, notes that everyone has the freedom and ability to partake of cannabis for either health restorative reasons as in my case from stage 4 prostate cancer or recreationally. It is no one 's choice to make but your own. Thanks, God.
  • Eyeofthough on Genesis 1:12
    man owns the land because god stated that man shall obey the laws of the land..laws of earth...the laws of man. The King or priest that made that law was touched by God. Land owership gives the most able the ablity to control the fait of the people. Thus commist hippys that want free land never get it. Once they do the law of nature takes control... the people starve and ourside people invade. Right now in america the country is invaded by floods of unwelcome peoples. food prices are such it takes 1 hour work to buy a loaf of bread of quality. about 27% of americans go hungry and tones of illegal turds are getting foodstamps at the rate of 68million illegals mostly from mexico. While the people starve and can not fine work the communist make themselves Kings of Beggers and the Alien while forgetting the people that build, work, fight and invent. Soon with in our life time there will be a natural law correct by an Alien illegal taking of states to form a new country called Aztexa, A Revolution, or a Taking of complete power by he communist. There will not be a return to American ways and American views. America is dead, only the communist and their ideals are left taugh in the public schools to their brain washed masses. Owning land is key to make any country or group of people thrive. When the government takes the land from the people that manages it, to give it too the poor or to give it too the rich by force, the country is over. Both of these thing have been happing since 1998 in america. Right now only reason it is still breathing is because China had loaned the US the money. Now it is over... the prices of food are going up by 100% every 3 months. It is that simple... Corn and Spears... like the Roman's said.. it is what makes the nation.. Roman from a republic the most powerful nation in the history of the world...to a Kingship.... fell to corruption like a stone. Sacked robbed raped by outside forces and forces from within.. until the northern tribes took over all of Rome that could not feed themselves... any child with a pointed weapon was banned...like America now any plastic gun will get you booted out of school for good. We are womanizing our boys... no war has been won since WW2. They are all police actions or long term withdrawls.

    This is why you have land and land ownership. The bible clearly states that land ownership and property ownership is good in the eyes of God
  • Marcela dimacali - in Reply on Genesis 1:12
    What is sonship ang kingship
  • Haulda on Genesis 1:12
    Man does not own it. If possess it because of his sinful nature.
  • Anthony on Genesis 1:12
    if god created the heavens and earth how does man own it? unless its freely obtained. let me know what u think


 

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