Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

no shrubs had yet grown in the meadows of the earth and no vegetation had sprouted, because the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there were no human beings to work the ground.

New American Standard Bible

Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground.

King James Version

And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

Holman Bible

No shrub of the field had yet grown on the land, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not made it rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground.

A Conservative Version

And no plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up, for LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth. And there was not a man to till the ground,

American Standard Version

And no plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for Jehovah God had not caused it to rain upon the earth: and there was not a man to till the ground;

Amplified

When no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not [yet] caused it to rain upon the earth and there was no man to till the ground,

Bible in Basic English

In the day when the Lord God made earth and heaven there were no plants of the field on the earth, and no grass had come up: for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no man to do work on the land.

Darby Translation

and every shrub of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew; for Jehovah Elohim had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and every plant of the field before it was in the earth and all the grass of the field before it grew, for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and neither was there a man to till the ground.

Julia Smith Translation

And every green thing of the field before it shall be in the earth, and every green herb of the field before it will spring up: for Jehovah God rained not upon the earth and not a man to work the earth.

King James 2000

And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{before any plant of the field was} on earth, and [before] {any plant of the field} had sprung up, because Yahweh God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no human being to cultivate the ground,

Modern King James verseion

And every shrub of the field was not yet on the earth, and every plant of the field had not yet sprung up, for Jehovah God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no man to till the ground.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and all the shrubs of the field before they were in the earth. And all the herbs of the field before they sprang: for the LORD God had yet sent no rain upon the earth, neither was there yet any man to till the earth.

NET Bible

Now no shrub of the field had yet grown on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground.

New Heart English Bible

No plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth. There was not a man to till the ground,

The Emphasized Bible

Now, no bush of the field, as yet - was in the earth, and, no herb of the field, as yet had sprung up, - because Yahweh God had not sent rain on the earth, and, man, was there none to till the ground;

Webster

And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

World English Bible

No plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for Yahweh God had not caused it to rain on the earth. There was not a man to till the ground,

Youngs Literal Translation

and no shrub of the field is yet in the earth, and no herb of the field yet sprouteth, for Jehovah God hath not rained upon the earth, and a man there is not to serve the ground,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂיח 
Siyach 
Usage: 4

of the field
שׂדי שׂדה 
Sadeh 
שׂדי שׂדה 
Sadeh 
Usage: 333
Usage: 333

טרם 
Terem 
טרם 
Terem 
Usage: 55
Usage: 55

it was in the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

and every herb
עשׂב 
`eseb 
Usage: 33

it grew
צמח 
Tsamach 
Usage: 33

the Lord

Usage: 0

God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

had not

Usage: 0

caused it to rain
מטר 
Matar 
Usage: 17

upon the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

and there was not
אין 
'ayin 
Usage: 50

a man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

to till
עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 288

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

The Generations Of Heaven And Earth

4 These are the records of the universe at its creation. Onthe day that the LORD God made the earth and skies, 5 no shrubs had yet grown in the meadows of the earth and no vegetation had sprouted, because the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there were no human beings to work the ground. 6 Instead, an underground stream would arise out of the earth and water the surface of the ground.



Cross References

Genesis 1:11-12

Then God said, "Let vegetation sprout all over the earth, including seed-bearing plants and fruit trees, each kind containing its own seed!" And that is what happened:

Genesis 3:23

therefore the LORD God expelled the man from the garden of Eden so he would work the ground from which he had been taken.

Genesis 4:2

And she did it again, giving birth to his brother Abel. Abel shepherded flocks and Cain became a farmer.

Genesis 4:12

Whenever you work the ground, it will no longer yield its produce to you, and you'll wander throughout the earth as a fugitive."

Job 5:10

He sends rain on the surface of the earth, and waters the surface of the open country.

Job 38:26-28

to bring rain upon a land without inhabitants, a desert in which no human beings live,

Psalm 65:9-11

You take care of the earth, you water it, and you enrich it greatly with the river of God that overflows with water. You provide grain for them, for you have ordained it this way.

Psalm 104:14

He causes grass to sprout for the cattle and plants for people to cultivate, to produce food from the land,

Psalm 135:7

He makes the clouds rise from the ends of the earth, fashioning lightning for the rain, bringing the wind from his storehouses.

Jeremiah 14:22

Can any of the worthless gods of the nations make it rain? Can the heavens themselves bring forth showers? Aren't you the one who does this, LORD our God? So we hope in you, for you are the one who does all these things.

Matthew 5:45

so that you will become children of your Father in heaven, because he makes his sun rise on both evil and good people, and he lets rain fall on the righteous and the unrighteous.

Hebrews 6:7

For when the ground soaks up rain that often falls on it and continues producing vegetation useful to those for whom it is cultivated, it receives a blessing from God.

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