Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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.

New American Standard Bible

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.”

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

You will eat bread by the sweat of your brow
until you return to the ground,
since you were taken from it.
For you are dust,
and you will return to dust.”

International Standard Version

You will eat food by the sweat of your brow until you're buried in the ground, because you were taken from it. You're made from dust and you'll return to dust."

A Conservative Version

In the sweat of thy face thou shall eat bread, till thou return to the ground, for out of it thou were taken. For thou are dust, and to dust thou shall return.

Amplified


“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.”

Bible in Basic English

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.

Darby Translation

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.

Julia Smith Translation

In the sweat of thy face thou shalt eat food until thy turning back to the earth; for out of it thou wert taken; for dust thou art, and to dust shalt thou turn back.

King James 2000

In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return unto the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are, and unto dust shall you return.

Lexham Expanded Bible

By the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread, until your return to the ground. For from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

Modern King James verseion

In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For dust you are, and to dust you shall return.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, until thou return unto the earth whence thou wast taken: for earth thou art, and unto earth shalt thou return."

NET Bible

By the sweat of your brow you will eat food until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you will return."

New Heart English 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."

The Emphasized Bible

In the sweat of thy face, shalt thou eat bread, until thou return to the ground, because therefrom, wast thou taken, - For, dust, thou art, And, unto dust, shalt thou return.

Webster

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.

World English 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."

Youngs Literal Translation

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.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
In the sweat
זעה 
Ze`ah 
Usage: 1

shalt thou eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

עד 
`ad 
by, as long, hitherto, when, how long, as yet
Usage: 784

thou return
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

unto the ground
אדמה 
'adamah 
Usage: 225

for out of it wast thou taken
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

עפר 
`aphar 
Usage: 110

thou
אתּנּה אתּנה אתּן אתּם אתּי את אתּ אתּהo 
'attah 
thou, you, ye
Usage: 1085

art, and unto dust
עפר 
`aphar 
Usage: 110

References

Context Readings

God Pronounces Judgment

18 thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 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. 20 And the man called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.



Cross References

Psalm 104:29

Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled; Thou takest away their breath, they die, And return to their dust.

Genesis 2:7

And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Ecclesiastes 12:7

and the dust returneth to the earth as it was, and the spirit returneth unto God who gave it.

Job 34:15

All flesh shall perish together, And man shall turn again unto dust.

Psalm 90:3

Thou turnest man to destruction, And sayest, Return, ye children of men.

Ecclesiastes 3:20

All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

2 Thessalonians 3:10

For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, If any will not work, neither let him eat.

Genesis 18:27

And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, who am but dust and ashes:

Genesis 23:4

I am a stranger and a sojourner with you. Give me a possession of a burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

Job 1:21

and he said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: Jehovah gave, and Jehovah hath taken away; blessed be the name of Jehovah.

Job 17:13-16

If I look for Sheol as my house; If I have spread my couch in the darkness;

Job 19:26

And after my skin, even this body , is destroyed, Then without my flesh shall I see God;

Job 21:26

They lie down alike in the dust, And the worm covereth them.

Psalm 22:15

My strength is dried up like a potsherd; And my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; And thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

Psalm 22:29

All the fat ones of the earth shall eat and worship: All they that go down to the dust shall bow before him, Even he that cannot keep his soul alive.

Psalm 103:14

For he knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.

Proverbs 21:16

The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding Shall rest in the assembly of the dead.

Ecclesiastes 1:3

What profit hath man of all his labor wherein he laboreth under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 1:13

And I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven: it is a sore travail that God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised therewith.

Ecclesiastes 5:15

As he came forth from his mother's womb, naked shall he go again as he came, and shall take nothing for his labor, which he may carry away in his hand.

Daniel 12:2

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Romans 5:12-21

Therefore, as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin; and so death passed unto all men, for that all sinned:--

1 Corinthians 15:21-22

For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

Ephesians 4:28

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have whereof to give to him that hath need.

1 Thessalonians 2:9

For ye remember, brethren, our labor and travail: working night and day, that we might not burden any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.

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