Genesis 1:11-12 (KJB) 11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:11-12 (NIV) 11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:11-12 (NRSV) 11 Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:11-12 (ESV) 11 And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
It’s a subtil difference, and the verses must be carefully read to discern the difference, but the way the modern versions are worded, it’s the plants bearing after “their” kinds rather than the KJB his kind, which refers to the seed, not the plant. The seed is the point of reproduction. If the seed doesn’t have to reproduce after his kind, the seed could ostensibly produce some other kind.
Also, notice how the kinds are “every”, their”, and “various” (plural) in the modern versions, which allows more wiggle room to reproduce something else. The KJB consistently says “his kind”, singular.
Yes, it’s subtil, but which would the evolutionists prefer?
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