Genesis 9:3

“Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 9:3

Euery mouing thing that liueth, shalbe meat for you; euen as the greene herbe haue I giuen you all things.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as {I gave} the green plant.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you; As the green herb have I given you all.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Every living and moving thing will be food for you; I give them all to you as before I gave you all green things.
- Basic English Bible

Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you: as the green herb I give you everything.
- Darby Bible

Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things:
- Webster's Bible

Every moving thing that lives will be food for you. As the green herb, I have given everything to you.
- World English Bible

Every creeping thing that is alive, to you it is for food; as the green herb I have given to you the whole;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Every moving thing that liveth shall be for food for you; as the green herb have I given you all.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 9:3

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 9:3


9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you - Hitherto man had been confined to feed only upon the products of the earth, fruits, herbs and roots, and all sorts of corn and milk; so was the first grant, #Gen 1:29|. But the flood having perhaps washed away much of the virtue of the earth, and so rendered its fruits less pleasing, and less nourishing, God now enlarged the grant, and allowed man to eat flesh, which perhaps man himself never thought of 'till now. The precepts and provisos of this charter are no less kind and gracious, and instances of God's good - will to man. The Jewish doctors speak so often of the seven precepts of Noah, or of the sons of Noah, which they say were to be observed by all nations, that it may not be amiss to set them down. The first against the worship of idols. The second against blasphemy, and requiring to bless the name of God. The third against murder. The fourth against incest and all uncleanness. The fifth against theft and rapine. The sixth requiring the administration of justice. The seventh against eating flesh with the life. These the Jews required the observation of, from the proselytes of the gate. But the precepts here given, all concern the life of man. Man must not prejudice his own life by eating that food which is unwholsome, and prejudicial to his health.


Discussion for Genesis 9:3

  • Mishael on Predestination on Genesis 9:3
    Doesn't something in your spirit kinda twist your gut when someone says people don't need the gospel to be preached because their name is in the Lambs book already because of pre-destination?

    What if....(I love that game) heaven lost your reservation and your luggage?

    Why did Jesus tell his disciples to go ye??

    Mark 6:15-20

    Who told you about Jesus? That you are a sinner that would bust hell wide open if ya don't get saved?

    The Holy Spirit doesn't do it the same way every time.

    Proverbs 11:30> the fruit of the righteous is a Tree of Life; and he that wins souls is wise.
  • Tess on Genesis 9:3
    I believe after we chose evil rather than live in Paradise with God we had to find our own food, and killing and eating an innocent animal was an innovation of the barbarians to feed themselves. In Paradise, food was everywhere without any killing to be done. And when Jesus returns the "Lion WILL lay down with the Lamb " and no more killing will again occur. Cultivating fruits, berries, nuts and vegetables takes love and care. Hunting destroys another living creature which gives evil pleasure. I believe a great deal of the bible, but I think we need to always consider the context in which it was written and by whom. What perspectives were at the time. These were hunters that wrote "God said I can eat the animals too. " Jesus taught us to seek His peace and cause no harm, share love with one another. I believe this extends to all living creatures. After all, Jesus liberated women from inside their homes to follow Him to the hills and streets, which went against the current norm. I measure any writing to the teachings of Jesus. He came to save us all....ALL God 's creatures.
  • Motsu - in Reply on Genesis 9:3
    Is killing animal a sin
  • Margaret Hope - in Reply on Genesis 9:3
    In Genesis 9:3 it is written that: "I have given them to you for food, just as I have given you grain and vegetables." But you must never eat any meat that still has the life blood in it. If a wild animal kills a human-being, that animal must die. I hope this answer helps you to better understand. God Bless!
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 9:3
    Killing an animal is not a sin, as long as it is killed for food & not for sport or for a trophy. Animals, along with plants have been given to us by God for food. See Gen 9:2, Ex 12; Jn 21:12,13; Acts 10:9-15 are some examples.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Genesis 9:3
    God gave us animals to eat. Most societies make us get permits to hunt on state or federal lands. Find out the laws or ordinances in your area.
  • Angela on Genesis 9:3
    Anil M. Jesus himself observed the passover feast, which had lamb as a main course. God also required the death of animals to atone for human sin. True, this wasn't a part of the perfect earth God created, but when sin entered the world, things changed. Don't make the mistake of getting caught up in the politics of animal cruelty. People, not animals, were made in God's image. Yes, we shouldn't be cruel to animals, but you can't ignore that the scriptures make it clear that we rule over them, and one of their main purposes is for food.
  • Angela on Genesis 9:3
    Anil M. Jesus himself observed the passover feast, which had lamb as a main course. God also required the death of animals to atone for human sin. True, this wasn't a part of the perfect earth God created, but when sin entered the world, things changed. Don't make the mistake of getting caught up in the politics of animal cruelty. People, not animals, were made in God's image. Yes, we shouldn't be cruel to animals, but you can't ignore that the scriptures make it clear that we rule over them, and one of their main purposes is for food.
  • Anil m on Genesis 9:3
    i dont believe a compassionate jesus would allow meat eating!This has probably been modified later by writers to justify meat eating as per their choice!


 

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