Genesis 2:6

“But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But there went vp a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But a mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But a mist went up from the earth, watering all the face of the land.
- Basic English Bible

But a mist went up from the earth, and moistened the whole surface of the ground.
- Darby Bible

But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
- Webster's Bible

but a mist went up from the earth, and watered the whole surface of the ground.
- World English Bible

and a mist goeth up from the earth, and hath watered the whole face of the ground.
- Youngs Literal Bible

but there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 2:6

  • That verse simply means it rained on the earth for the very first time The SUN caused the mist to go up from the earth which caused the clouds to become full and it rained as it is so unto this day all due to the awesome creations of my GOD
  • Neril W for verse 6
    I think this "mist" formed a vapour canopy over all the earth. It came down to help flood the earth in Noah's time. Since it stayed on the earth a rainbow was seen for the first time.
  • Maybe the mist is symbolic of how Gods Perfect creation was hidden? He had already made everything and he said it was good.
  • Interesting that before rain, mist came up from the earth like a large sprinkler system.

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