Genesis 1:29

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 1:29

And God said, Behold, I haue giuen you euery herbe bearing seede, which is vpon the face of all the earth, and euery tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yeelding seed, to you it shall be for meat:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God said, See, I have given you every plant producing seed, on the face of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit producing seed: they will be for your food:
- Basic English Bible

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb producing seed that is on the whole earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree producing seed: it shall be food for you;
- Darby Bible

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food.
- Webster's Bible

God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree, which bears fruit yielding seed. It will be your food.
- World English Bible

And God saith, `Lo, I have given to you every herb sowing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in which [is] the fruit of a tree sowing seed, to you it is for food;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God said: 'Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed--to you it shall be for food;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 1:29

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 1:29


1:29-30 We have here the third part of the sixth day's work, which was not any new creation, but a gracious provision of food for all flesh, #Psa 136:25|. - Here is, 1. Food provided for man, Ge 1:29. herbs and fruits must be his meat, including corn, and all the products of the earth. And before the earth was deluged, much more before it was cursed for man's sake, its fruits no doubt, were more pleasing to the taste, and more strengthening and nourishing to the body. 2. Food provided for the beasts, #Ge 1:30|. Doth God take care of oxen? Yes, certainly, he provides food convenient for them; and not for oxen only that were used in his sacrifices, and man's service, but even the young lions and the young ravens are the care of his providence, they ask and have their meat from God.


Discussion for Genesis 1:29

  • Ceyz on Genesis 1:29
    One thing that everyone seems to miss when talking about plants and fruits is that Gen 1:29 states that only seeds bearing plants and fruits with seeds are for food. Which implies that if the fruit has no seed we shall not eat.
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 1:29
    Apologies, my last sentence should have read, "Though I suppose if someone is strict about this matter, then for conscience sake they would avoid any fruit that has seed within it, regardless as to whether at some point earlier, the fruit was actually produced from a seed & had seeds in it."
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 1:29
    That was an interesting discovery, Ceyz. Most of our fruit & vegetables today are either grown from seed or have seed in them. There are instances where a very few manage to fruit without fertilization or where farmers/scientists have genetically modified the plant to produce another variety with no seed. However, I wonder whether any of these existed when God created the vegetation for the Earth & therefore gave that declaration, "the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." And whether God didn't anticipate us modifying His creation when He made that declaration? Or, could it mean that in the original creation as for any plant today, there must have been a time when the existence of that plant was from a seed & it produced seed in its natural survival of its species? Though I suppose if someone is strict about this matter, then for conscience sake they would avoid any fruit that has no evident seed within it, regardless as to whether at some point earlier, the fruit was actually produced from a seed & had seeds in it.
  • Glen on Genesis 1:29
    Not sure really, only to say this is Gods provision for man kind, he gave us every thing including the holy spirit, God provides, Jehovah Jireh :
  • Nate on Genesis 1:29
    From basic understanding, the original food intended for humanity was fruits and herbs, however sin changed the order of things on the earth realm where man began to eat meat instead. That was never Gods plan from the start.
  • Rosa on Genesis 1:29
    for my it talks about our meat our body because earth, sea, animals, plants and etc.... we are 1
  • John on Genesis 1:29
    I 'd just like to point out that we still have God given rights in this country... God gave us every plant and HERB on the face of the Earth... so my question is... Why is marijuana illegal?
  • Esther Caesar on Genesis 1:29
    God loves us evev though and everything was provided for us even before the foundation ofthe earth and everything he provided for was good not to harm us so let s tap into his goodness
  • Tegan on Genesis 1:29
    Jeff: Before the Fall and the curse on the earth, every fruit was edible. The curse brought death, thorns, weeds etc- so poisonous, inedible things, even allergies and disease. All these things did not exist before because they harm humans and animals. But sin brought bad things into existence.
  • K S REDDY on Genesis 1:29
    Meat here means food for creatures including man.That is why we kill and eat animals?


 

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