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Genesis 2:12

    Genesis 2:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

    Webster's Revision

    and the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

    World English Bible

    and the gold of that land is good. There is aromatic resin and the onyx stone.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 2:12

    There is bdellium (בדלח bedolach) and the onyx stone, אבן השהם eben hashshoham - Bochart thinks that the bedolach or bdellium means the pearl-oyster; and shoham is generally understood to mean the onyx, or species of agate, a precious stone which has its name from ονυξ a man's nail, to the color of which it nearly approaches. It is impossible to say what is the precise meaning of the original words; and at this distance of time and place it is of little consequence.