Genesis 2:6
New International Version
but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground.

New Living Translation
Instead, springs came up from the ground and watered all the land.

English Standard Version
and a mist was going up from the land and was watering the whole face of the ground—

Berean Study Bible
But springs welled up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground.

King James Bible
But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

New King James Version
but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.

New American Standard Bible
But a mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground.

NASB 1995
But a mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground.

NASB 1977
But a mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground.

Amplified Bible
but a mist (fog, dew, vapor) used to rise from the land and water the entire surface of the ground—

Christian Standard Bible
But mist would come up from the earth and water all the ground.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But water would come out of the ground and water the entire surface of the land.

American Standard Version
but there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a spring did rise up from the Earth and did give drink to all the face of the Earth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But there rose a fountain out of the earth, and watered the whole face of the earth.

Contemporary English Version
But streams came up from the ground and watered the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But a spring rose out the earth, watering all the surface of the earth.

English Revised Version
but there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

Good News Translation
but water would come up from beneath the surface and water the ground.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Instead, underground water would come up from the earth and water the entire surface of the ground.

International Standard Version
Instead, an underground stream would arise out of the earth and water the surface of the ground.

JPS Tanakh 1917
but there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

Literal Standard Version
and a mist goes up from the earth, and has watered the whole face of the ground.

NET Bible
Springs would well up from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground.

New Heart English Bible
but springs came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground.

World English Bible
but a mist went up from the earth, and watered the whole surface of the ground.

Young's Literal Translation
and a mist goeth up from the earth, and hath watered the whole face of the ground.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Man and Woman in the Garden
5Now no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the earth, nor had any plant of the field sprouted; for the LORD God had not yet sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground. 6But springs welled up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. 7Then the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being.…

Cross References
Genesis 2:5
Now no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the earth, nor had any plant of the field sprouted; for the LORD God had not yet sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground.

Genesis 2:7
Then the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being.


Treasury of Scripture

But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

there went up a mist.

Genesis 2:6
But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.









(6) A mist.--This mist, as we learn from Job 36:27, where the same word is translated vapour, is the measure and material of the rain, and thus there was already preparation for the Divine method of watering the earth, and making it capable of producing food for man. But, as we gather from Genesis 1, vast periods of indefinite length intervened between the first rain and the creation of man; and in each of them numerous series of animals were introduced, adapted each to the geologic condition of its time. All this now is rapidly passed over, and three points only lightly touched: namely, first, the earth saturated with vapour, and unfit for man; secondly, the vapour condensing into rain, and the earth growing fit for man; thirdly, man.

Verse 6. - But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. The dry land having been separated from the waters, and the atmospheric ocean uplifted above them both, vaporous exhalations began to ascend to the aerial regions, and to return again in the shape of rain upon the ground. Jehovah thus caused it to rain upon the ground, and so prepared it for the vegetation which, in obedience to the Almighty fiat, sprung up at the close of the third day, although the writer does not mention its appearance, but leaves it to be inferred from the preceding section. That soon after its emergence from the waters the land should be "dry, sterile, and sandy" will not be thought remarkable if we remember the highly igneous condition of our planet at the time when the dry land was upheaved and the waters gathered into the subsiding valleys. Nothing would more naturally follow that event than the steaming up of vapors to float in the aerial sea. In fact, the rapidity with which evaporation would be carried on would very speedily leave the newly-formed land hard and dry, baked and caked into a crust, till the atmosphere, becoming overcharged with aqueous vapor, returned it in the shape of rain. To talk of insuperable difficulty and manifest dissonance where everything is clear, natural, and harmonious is to speak at random, and betrays an anxiety to create contradictions rather than to solve them.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But springs
וְאֵ֖ד (wə·’êḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 108: A mist

welled up
יַֽעֲלֶ֣ה (ya·‘ă·leh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

from
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

the earth
הָאָ֑רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

and watered
וְהִשְׁקָ֖ה (wə·hiš·qāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8248: To quaff, to irrigate, furnish a, potion to

the whole
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

surface
פְּנֵֽי־ (pə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

of the ground.
הָֽאֲדָמָֽה׃ (hā·’ă·ḏā·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 127: Ground, land


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