Genesis 1:12

12 The earth brought forth [a]vegetation, [b]plants yielding seed after [c]their kind, and trees bearing fruit [d]with seed in them, after [e]their kind; and God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:12 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 1:12

And the earth brought forth grass
In great abundance at once; the hills and vales were clothed with it, and so a rich provision was made the beasts and cattle of the earth two or three days before they were created: [and] herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding
fruit, whose seed was in itself after his kind:
wholesome and healthful herbs and plants, and delicious fruit to be meat and food for man, ready prepared for him when created; see ( Genesis 1:29-30 ) on this day, though after related, were made the garden of Eden, and all the trees in it, pleasant for sight, and good for food; and particularly the tree of life, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil; and God saw that it [was] good;
which he had now caused to spring forth, grass, herbs, and fruit trees, which were good for men and beast, and this he foresaw would be so; (See Gill on Genesis 1:4).

Genesis 1:12 In-Context

10 God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them"; and it was so.
12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.
13 There was evening and there was morning, a third day.
14 Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;

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