The Hebrew word pronounced ade means an enveloping fog. It is found only twice in the Holy Scriptures, once in Genesis in referring to the time of Creation, once in Job where Job ponders the Creation. In the King James, the same Hebrew word is translated as "mist" in Genesis and "vapour" in Job (an example of how Bible translators, past and present, often use different English words to translate the same Hebrew or Greek words that were originally written in the Scriptures).
"But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground"
Just before God created the species called "man" ("God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them," Genesis 1:27 KJV), "there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground."
"These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that The Lord God made the earth and the heavens, And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for The Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. And The Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul [see Where Is Your Soul?].
And The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made The Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil." (Genesis 2:4-9 KJV)
Job reflected upon the wonders of "nature," the natural order of God's Creation.
"Behold, God is great, and we know Him not, neither can the number of His years be searched out [see How Old Is God?]. For He maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof: Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.
Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of His tabernacle? Behold, He spreadeth His light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea. For by them judgeth He the people; He giveth meat in abundance.
With clouds He covereth the light; and commandeth it not to shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt. The noise thereof showeth concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapour." (Job 36:26-33 KJV)
Fact Finder: (a) Who created the "laws of nature"? (b) What is the most abundant element in the universe? How is it important to water?
(a) See The First Scientist
(b) See Hydrogen