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Genesis 2:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The name of the first is Pishon: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The name of the first [is] Pison: that [is] it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where [there is] gold;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The name of the first is Pishon; it flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The name of the first [is] Pison, which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where [there is] gold;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The name of the one is Pison: that is it which surrounds the whole land of Havilah, where the gold is.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The name of the one, is Pishon,—the same, is that which surroundeth all the land of Havilah, where is gold;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— the name of the one [is] Pison, it [is] that which is surrounding the whole land of the Havilah where the gold [is],
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The name of the one is Phison: that is it which compasseth all the land of Hevilath, where gold groweth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The name of the first [is] Pison: that [is] it which compasseth the whole land of Hauilah, where [there is] gold.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The name of the one, Phisom, this it is which encircles the whole land of Evilat, where there is gold.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The name of the first [is] Pishon: that [is] it which compasseth the whole land of Chawilah, where [there is] gold;

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The name 8034
{8034} Prime
שֵׁם
shem
{shame}
A primitive word (perhaps rather from H7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; compare H8064); an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character.
of the first 259
{0259} Prime
אֶחָד
'echad
{ekh-awd'}
A numeral from H0258; properly united, that is, one; or (as an ordinal) first.
[is] Pn פִּישׁוֹן: 6376
{6376} Prime
פִּישׁוֹן
Piyshown
{pee-shone'}
From H6335; dispersive; Pishon, a river of Eden.
that y1931
[1931] Standard
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
[is] it x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
which compasseth 5437
{5437} Prime
סָבַב
cabab
{saw-bab'}
A primitive root; to revolve, surround or border; used in various applications, literally and figuratively.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the whole x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
land 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
of wl חֲוִילָה, 2341
{2341} Prime
חֲוִילָה
Chaviylah
{khav-ee-law'}
Probably from H2342; circular; Chavilah, the name of two or three eastern regions; also perhaps of two men.
where 834
{0834} Prime
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
x8033
(8033) Complement
שָׁם
sham
{shawm}
A primitive particle (rather from the relative H0834); there (transfered to time) then; often thither, or thence.
[there is] gold; 2091
{2091} Prime
זָהָב
zahab
{zaw-hawb'}
From an unused root meaning to shimmer; gold; figuratively something gold colored (that is, yellow), as oil, a clear sky.
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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 2:8-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 2:11

The name of the first [is] Pison: that [is] it which compasseth the whole land (i) of Havilah, where [there is] gold;

(i) Havilah is a country adjoining Persia to the east, and inclining towards the west.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Havilah:

Genesis 10:7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
Genesis 10:29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these [were] the sons of Joktan.
Genesis 25:18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that [is] before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: [and] he died in the presence of all his brethren.
1 Samuel 15:7 And Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilah [until] thou comest to Shur, that [is] over against Egypt.
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