Genesis 3:18

“Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thornes also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee: and thou shalt eate the herbe of the field.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you will eat the plants of the field;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Thorns and waste plants will come up, and the plants of the field will be your food;
- Basic English Bible

and thorns and thistles shall it yield thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.
- Darby Bible

Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
- Webster's Bible

Thorns also and thistles will it bring forth to you; and you will eat the herb of the field.
- World English Bible

and thorn and bramble it doth bring forth to thee, and thou hast eaten the herb of the field;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 3

  • A disciple
    Insight; Paul never said that Adam was innocent; Adam caused an alienated from God sin-nature and death to pass to all men; that is not innocence! The woman being deceived was in transgression; and the man hearkened to the voice of his wife, and disobeyed the LORD God. When sin conceived, they knew that they were naked, and ran to hide in shame; afraid of the holy voice of God. So we all must die.
  • Insight777
    Explain how Adam is innocent of sin. I do not see that. No matter how I view this, Adam knew he was not supposed to eat yet he willfully chose to turn against his Lord God. Some think it was because he loved Eve more than God. Adam wanted to do as he pleased without restrictions. Paul says Adam is without sin but Eve should be punished for sin. How is that righteous, male sin is not sin?
  • A disciple
    I wonder where all this projected importance about blood-lines began, and to what end? It is clear, that God has made of one blood all nations of men, and that the life of the flesh is in the blood; but next to that, what is really the issue? The LORD said through the Prophet, "I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed:" and also that He will turn to all people a pure language.
  • A disciple
    Insight; Yes, and may I add, that the blood does not pass through the woman, but through the seed of the man. Jesus came in the flesh through His mother, as we all do; but He was separate from sinners in that He was incarnate through the Spirit of God. Very thoughtful, but not too bright men, might well ask, How can these things be? But we then have to ask, How can God create by simply speaking?
  • Insight777
    It is important to understand it is Josephs linage that is traced and not Jesus. Joseph is not the biological father of Jesus. Before Abraham, Jesus existed. How is David his father? Jesus denies
    bloodline connection with those men. Salvation does not come from Adam or any of his sinning sons.
  • Lu2677
    "read the account again"v.14 To Satan;because thou hast done this you are cursed.God started the curse in 14, continued the curse in 15."And unto the woman he said."Continued the curse in 16 "And unto Adam He said."through 19.The physical death of the body, and having knowledge of good and evil is a given,happened when they ate.Did the new covenant change the events of 14-19? NO. Still cursed

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