Genesis 3:19

“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In the sweate of thy face shalt thou eate bread, till thou returne vnto the ground: for out of it wast thou taken, for dust thou art, and vnto dust shalt thou returne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
- American Standard Version (1901)

With the hard work of your hands you will get your bread till you go back to the earth from which you were taken: for dust you are and to the dust you will go back.
- Basic English Bible

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, until thou return to the ground: for out of it wast thou taken. For dust thou art; and unto dust shalt thou return.
- Darby Bible

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou shalt return to the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and to dust shalt thou return.
- Webster's Bible

By the sweat of your face will you eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For you are dust, and to dust you shall return."
- World English Bible

by the sweat of thy face thou dost eat bread till thy return unto the ground, for out of it hast thou been taken, for dust thou [art], and unto dust thou turnest back.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken; for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 3:19


3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread - His business before he sinned was a constant pleasure to him; but now his labour shall be a weariness. Unto dust shalt thou return - Thy body shall be forsaken by thy soul, and become itself a lump of dust, and then it shall be lodged in the grave, and mingle with the dust of the earth.


Discussion for Genesis 3

  • Jim
    Eve wasn't created yet when God told Adam about the tree of good and evil, the devil went for eve instead of adam.
  • Donna Cromb
    16, many women may have trouble understanding why God said the husband is to rule over the wife, but face it, God said it! Someone has to be the boss and make the final decision especially in marriage and family. Not all men were created with wisdom and understanding though, and neither were all women. Which means they had to work together and let God be in charge. Right?
  • A disciple
    Rene; you can be sure that there are multitudes of parents who have since likewise mourned over a son that went to the devil! Even though they turned aside after wickedness; this doesn't make them not their parents; but the wicked chooses to NOT be their son! It is a wonder to me that God is so good and self-controlled toward wicked men; something I really have great difficulty with myself doing!
  • A disciple
    Rene; You have to read it again; Cain was their first son. There's multitudes of real sons and daughters that are not mentioned in the genealogy, because there was a specific purpose in WHO is named; that is, the line of the LORD's Anointed. Cain knew full well what was right, and chose to have a wicked mind against God and the Saviour to come; so he willfully omitted all reference to Christ.
  • A disciple
    Hi Donna; you know the more we read the Word the more we will get; and that's the way the Lord raises us, first we are toddlers then we get a little bigger then we can go to kindergarten elementary school, etc. And when you think back when you were little how kids tried to guess (or lie) about things only grown ups know about? Jesus said, "I have MANY THINGS to say to you" but we have to GROW UP.
  • Rene from Gods Ambassage
    The reason Cain is not in Adam genealogy is because Cain is not Adams son. Eve did eat which is to say take in the fruit parah paw-raw' that which brings forth from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which symbolized Satan. Because she did this God said He was going to multiply her conception. God is talking about adding to her conception, her pregnancy.

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