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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 2

  • Jeff Berry
    Cheryl (I'm having problems uploading regardless what device I use), 1 Cor 15:45a "And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul..." I think your original question was "when did man become a spirit?" The answer is at creation. The spirit died because of sin but the spirit is born again when we are saved. 1 Cor 15:45 "the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit."
  • A disciple
    Cheryl; We are not only flesh and bones, but living souls. It is the spirit in us that animates our bodies. The spirit is the life and the breath; and the life is in the blood. To think that a man is only a body makes no sense: for how then do you account for the decay and corruption that consumes a dead body? The spirit of a man present in the body shows he is alive; and the spirit absent, death!
  • Jeff Berry
    John 4:24 "God is a Spirit...."
  • A disciple
    Cheryl; "If not a man be born from above; he cannot SEE the kingdom of heaven...unless a man be born of the water and of the Spirit; he cannot enter the kingdom of heaven... The words I speak unto you are Spirit, and they are life." The Preacher wrote; "Who knows the spirit of man which goes upward? and, Then shall the spirit return to God that made it."
  • CHERYL
    YES GOD MADE US IN HIS IMAGE ,, BUT HE FORM MAN FROM DUST AND THEN GAVE HIM THE BREATH OF LIFE NO WHERE DOES IT SAY HE MADE HIM A SPIRITUAL BEING YES IN HIS IMAGE BUT NOT AS HIM
  • Jeff Berry
    Cheryl, Gen 1:26; God made us in His image

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