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Genesis 1:30

30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

Read Genesis 1:30 Using Other Translations

And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so.
And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—everything that has life.” And that is what happened.

What does Genesis 1:30 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 1:30

And to every beast of the earth
Wild or tame, the cattle on a thousand hills; God took care and provided for these, being all his creatures, and designed to answer some end or other by their creation:

and to every fowl of the air;
that flies in it;

and to every creeping thing upon the earth;
even the meanest and lowest insect:

wherein there is life;
or "a living soul"; that has an animal life, which is to be supported by food:

[I have given] every green herb for meat;
the leaves for some, and seed for others; and here is no mention made of flesh; and perhaps those creatures which are now carnivorous were not so at their first creation:

and it was so;
every creature, both man and beast, had food suitable to their nature and appetite, and a sufficiency of it.

(From ( Romans 5:12 ) , it is certain that up until the fall no animal ate other animals, otherwise there would have been death before Adam's first sin, which is said to be the cause of death. Ed.)

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