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
    AMEN Jeff; It was a real species of fruit tree! What was in the fruits had power to give knowledge of good and evil; just like the tree of life's fruits have power to give eternal life to the one who eats it. God has always very good and wise reasons for the commandments He gives us, and expects us to keep them that it may be well with us. Deliberate defiance to God's guidance is to self destruct.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 6:16 THESE SIX THINGS DOTH THE LORD HATE YEA SEVEN ARE AN ABOMINATION UNTO HIM --6:17-- A PROUD LOOK A LYING TONGUE AND HANDS THAT SHED INNOCENT BLOOD --6:18-- AN HEART THAT DEVISETH WICKED IMMAGINATIONS FEET THAT BE SWIFT IN RUNNING TO MISCHIEF --45:19-- A FALSE WITNESS THAT SPEAKETH LIES AND HE THAT SOWETH DISCORD AMONG BRETHREN
  • Steve morrow
    ISAIAH 45:6 THAT THEY MAY KNOW FROM THE RISING OF THE SUN AND FROM THE WEST THAT THERE IS NONE BESIDE ME --- I AM THE LORD --- AND THERE IS NONE ELSE --45:7-- I FORM THE LIGHT AND CREATE DARKNESS I MAKE PEACE --- AND CREATE EVIL --- I THE LORD DO ALL THESE THINGS
  • Jeff Berry
    It is the tree of "KNOWLEDGE of good and evil". It was forbidden. To eat of it was to expierence disobeying God. Out of love He wanted us to choose obedience. Choose Him. God did not create evil. He allows it to give us a choice. For this reason, evil will exist until the end of time.
  • Celia W.
    so it looks to me like God created the subtil serpent (which a lot of Christian mistake for satan)
    God also is the one that CREATED the tree of good and evil so does that mean evil came from God and not any one else?
  • Sidonia david
    This a hard story to to explain but to n good create life food n away to live a good life,but because Satan's evilness drove them away from a wonderful life,the creation n things he s done for a greater life but Satan's has a way of making things real good that we drift away from the goodness of good n ruin our godly living to such evilness n loose out on what we were created to live in paradise

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