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

  • Lu2677
    CORRECTION; Gen.3:20 "mother of all living". I said "mother of all the earth". Sorry!
  • Lu2677
    Word, I understand what God says about creation in chapter 1. I don't understand what you are saying about it. On this page you say "Satan was the tree of good and evil" So you are saying the fruit that Eve ate, the fruit of the tree that God warned her not to EAT, was plucked from Satan's body??? Christ is from the blood line of Adam and Eve because she is "the mother of all the earth"
  • Word
    Lu2677 keep track of the subject,object and listen to what's being said in chapter one you will realize that God covered the earth with children and verse 26 makes it clear. God tells us to look around and observe and I just have to look at the Chinese and the Japanese and see that the 6th day man walked outside the garden.Those in the garden is where the blood line of Christ would come.
  • Lu2677
    To all that think God created people outside the garden.All things are possible with God,not denying it.If that was his plan why would he tell people to go forth and multiply?Why did he make provisions for husband and wife to procreate?People were living for several hundred years then, opportunity to have many children.Does he say he created others in the manner he formed Adam and Evein his word.
  • Word
    Outside of the garden were people the 6th day people. Cain found 1 outside. Parents I guess you call them Gentiles or heathens. The tree of good an evil was Satan.I think Ezekiel 31 talks about Satan as the tree but Satan was there as the tree and his name was serpent Rev.12 gives some of his names. If you read the Bible In prayer God will show you the answer to your questions. Christ tree of Life
  • A disciple
    This question, of where the wives came from, has been covered quite completely before. In the beginning, as also in the times just after the flood; marrying siblings and cousins was considered normal, as they were replenishing the earth with the human species. It was not considered a perverted or unclean thing like it is today.

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