Genesis 2:5

“And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And euery plant of the field, before it was in the earth, and euery herbe of the field, before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to raine vpon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And no plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for Jehovah God had not caused it to rain upon the earth: and there was not a man to till the ground;
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the day when the Lord God made earth and heaven there were no plants of the field on the earth, and no grass had come up: for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no man to do work on the land.
- Basic English Bible

and every shrub of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew; for Jehovah Elohim had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground.
- Darby Bible

And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
- Webster's Bible

No plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for Yahweh God had not caused it to rain on the earth. There was not a man to till the ground,
- World English Bible

and no shrub of the field is yet in the earth, and no herb of the field yet sprouteth, for Jehovah God hath not rained upon the earth, and a man there is not to serve the ground,
- Youngs Literal Bible

No shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Genesis 2

  • Word
    Search the tree of good and evil all the way and you find out it had a nervous system and a backbone. Then the tree of Life is in the Revelation. Don't read to fast and always take time to search the words out and you'll learn the truth.
  • Lu2677
    Word,Cain was"turned aside after Satan"as in 1Tim. 5:15, and Job 2:6. John 8:44 (Cain)"Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do"God calls the devil a murderer(so was Cain)Cain did not abide in truth(John14:6),Satan is a liar and the father of lies.What scripture were you thinking of when you said "Satan had Cain" 1Tim.1:4- God's instructions are"don't heed fables"
  • Lu2677
    Word,story of creation is not a fable or parable.Gen2:8,9,15,16,17.Gen3:1-7=Satan deceived Eve.The two trees are the tree of Life, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. After she ate she had knowledge of good and evil.When she and Adam confessed,God cursed them both,removed them, and guarded the garden so they would not have access to the tree of Life. Cain was Adam and Eve's son.
  • A disciple
    T. Eric; you are right! The story of how Christians started observing Sunday instead of the Sabbath, goes back to the Emperor Constantine; who after he became a Christian (?) still worshiped the sun-god (Nimrod), and wanted to keep observing sun-day in his honor. It has really nothing more to do with the first day of the week, like many think. The early disciples from the Gentiles didn't do that!
  • TWAGIRAMUNGU ERIC
    Hello,about of chapter of Genesis 1 and 2,God created every thing from the first day to the end,then he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.he say 3 things
    -blessed -sanctified and rested
    Today- why many chriastian take the rest for sunday,There're many philosophy say sunday is the first day of week, saturday is last day of the week-God was created.May God bless you.
  • Irene123
    I just now re-read my post of a month ago; "As to Eve and Adam not sinning ..... they had no choice ..... "; that is wrong. God created us with free choice. What I should have said was - up until the serpent entered the garden - man's free choice hadn't been 'tested'.

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