Parallel Verses

Amplified


“Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you;
And you shall eat the plants of the field.

New American Standard Bible

“Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you;
And you will eat the plants of the field;

King James Version

Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

Holman Bible

It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.

International Standard Version

It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you'll eat the plants from the meadows.

A Conservative Version

Also, thorns and thistles it shall bring forth to thee, and thou shall eat the herb of the field.

American Standard Version

thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

Bible in Basic English

Thorns and waste plants will come up, and the plants of the field will be your food;

Darby Translation

and thorns and thistles shall it yield thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.

Julia Smith Translation

And thorns and weeds shall it cause to sprout forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the green herb of the field.

King James 2000

Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to you; and you shall eat the plants of the field;

Lexham Expanded Bible

And thorns and thistles shall sprout for you, and you shall eat the plants of the field.

Modern King James verseion

It shall also bring forth thorns and thistles to you, and you shall eat the herb of the field.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and it shall bear thorns and thistles unto thee. And thou shalt eat the herbs of the field:

NET Bible

It will produce thorns and thistles for you, but you will eat the grain of the field.

New Heart English Bible

Thorns also and thistles will it bring forth to you; and you will eat the herb of the field.

The Emphasized Bible

Thorn also and thistle, shall it shoot forth to thee, - when thou hast come to eat of the herb of the field:

Webster

Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

World English Bible

Thorns also and thistles will it bring forth to you; and you will eat the herb of the field.

Youngs Literal Translation

and thorn and bramble it doth bring forth to thee, and thou hast eaten the herb of the field;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קץ קוץ 
Qowts 
Usage: 12

and thistles
דּרדּר 
Dardar 
Usage: 2

צמח 
Tsamach 
Usage: 33

to thee and thou shalt eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

the herb
עשׂב 
`eseb 
Usage: 33

References

Context Readings

God Pronounces Judgment

17 Then to Adam the Lord God said, “Because you have listened [attentively] to the voice of your wife, and have eaten [fruit] from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’;

The ground is [now] under a curse because of you;
In sorrow and toil you shall eat [the fruit] of it
All the days of your life.
18 
“Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you;
And you shall eat the plants of the field.
19
“By the sweat of your face
You will eat bread
Until you return to the ground,
For from it you were taken;
For you are dust,
And to dust you shall return.”



Cross References

Joshua 23:13

know and understand with certainty that the Lord your God will not continue to drive these nations out from before you; but they will be a snare and trap to you, and a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land which the Lord your God has given you.

Job 1:21

He said,

“Naked (without possessions) I came [into this world] from my mother’s womb,
And naked I will return there.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
Blessed be the name of the Lord.”

Job 5:5


“The hungry devour his harvest
And take it even [when it grows] among the thorns;
The trap opens for [his] wealth.

Job 31:40


Let thorns grow instead of wheat,
And stinkweed and cockleburs instead of barley.”


So the words of Job [with his friends] are finished.

Psalm 90:3


You turn man back to dust,
And say, “Return [to the earth], O children of [mortal] men!”

Psalm 104:2


[You are the One] who covers Yourself with light as with a garment,
Who stretches out the heavens like a tent curtain,

Psalm 104:14-15


He causes grass to grow for the cattle,
And all that the earth produces for cultivation by man,
So that he may bring food from the earth—

Proverbs 22:5


Thorns and snares are in the way of the obstinate [for their lack of honor and their wrong-doing traps them];
He who guards himself [with godly wisdom] will be far from them and avoid the consequences they suffer.

Proverbs 24:31


And, behold, it was all overgrown with thorns,
And nettles were covering its surface,
And its stone wall was broken down.

Isaiah 5:6


“I will turn it into a wasteland;
It will not be pruned or cultivated,
But briars and thorns will come up.
I will also command the clouds not to rain on it.”

Isaiah 7:23

And it will come to pass in that day, in every place where there used to be a thousand vines, worth a thousand silver shekels, there will be briars and thorns.

Isaiah 32:13


For the land of my people growing over with thorns and briars—
Yes, [mourn] for all the houses of joy in the joyous city.

Jeremiah 4:3

For this is what the Lord says to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem,

“Plow your uncultivated ground [for a season],
And do not sow among thorns.

Jeremiah 12:13


“They have planted wheat but have reaped thorns;
They have exhausted themselves but without profit.
So be ashamed of your harvest
Because of the fierce and raging anger of the Lord.”

Matthew 13:7

Other seed fell among thorns, and thorns came up and choked them out.

Romans 14:2

One man’s faith permits him to eat everything, while the weak believer eats only vegetables [to avoid eating ritually unclean meat or something previously considered unclean].

Hebrews 6:8

but if it persistently produces thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned.

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