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Genesis 7

Introduction

1Noah, with his family, and the living creatures, enter the ark, and the flood begins.
17The increase and continuance of the flood for forty days.
21All flesh is destroyed by it.
24Its duration.

Verse 1

And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
A. M. 1656. B.C. 2348. Come
7,13; Job 5:19-24; Psalms 91:1-10; Proverbs 14:26; 18:10; Isaiah 26:20,21; Ezekiel 9:4-6; Zephaniah 2:3; Matthew 24:37-39; Luke 17:26; Acts 2:39; Hebrews 11:7; 1 Peter 3:20; 2 Peter 2:5
thee
6:9; Psalms 33:18,19; Proverbs 10:6,7,9; 11:4-8; Isaiah 3:10,11; Philippians 2:15,16; 2 Peter 2:5-9
Reciprocal: Genesis 6:11 - before;  Genesis 6:12 - for all;  Genesis 6:18 - come;  Genesis 8:16 - GeneralGenesis 19:12 - Hast;  Exodus 23:2 - follow;  Leviticus 11:4 - unclean unto you;  Joshua 2:18 - thy father;  1 Chronicles 1:4 - Noah;  Ecclesiastes 2:26 - in his sight;  Ezekiel 14:14 - Noah;  Luke 1:6 - righteous;  Luke 3:36 - Noe

Verse 2

Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
every clean
8; 6:19-21; 8:20; Leviticus 11:1-47; Deuteronomy 14:1-21; Acts 10:11-15
sevens
Heb. seven, seven. not.
Leviticus 10:10; Ezekiel 44:23
Reciprocal: Genesis 7:14 - They;  Genesis 7:16 - as;  Leviticus 11:4 - unclean unto you;  Joshua 6:4 - seven times

Verse 4

For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
For
10; 2:5; 6:3; 8:10,12; 29:27,28; Job 28:25; 36:27-32; 37:11,12; Amos 4:7
forty days
12,17
and every
21-23; 6:17
destroy
Heb. blot out.
21,23; 6:7,13,17; Exodus 32:32,33; Job 22:16; Psalms 69:28; Revelation 3:5
Reciprocal: Genesis 40:13 - within;  Deuteronomy 6:15 - destroy;  Job 24:1 - not see;  Jeremiah 28:16 - I will;  Amos 9:8 - and I;  Luke 21:35 - dwell;  Acts 28:14 - and were

Verse 5

And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.
all that
6:22; Exodus 39:32,42,43; 40:16; Psalms 119:6; Matthew 3:15; Luke 8:21; John 2:5; John 8:28,29; 13:17; Philippians 2:8; Hebrews 5:8
Reciprocal: Numbers 9:5 - according;  Matthew 1:24 - did;  Hebrews 11:7 - Noah

Verse 6

And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
5:32; 8:13

Verse 7

And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
1,13-15; 6:18; Proverbs 22:3; Matthew 24:38; Luke 17:27; Hebrews 6:18; 11:7; 1 Peter 3:20; 2 Peter 2:5
Reciprocal: Genesis 8:16 - GeneralJudges 8:30 - many wives;  Matthew 19:8 - but;  Luke 17:26 - as

Verse 9

There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
16; 2:19; Isaiah 11:6-9; 65:25; Jeremiah 8:7; Acts 10:11,12; Galatians 3:28; Colossians 3:11
Reciprocal: Genesis 6:19 - two;  Genesis 6:22 - GeneralGenesis 7:14 - They

Verse 10

And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
after seven days
or, on the seventh day.
waters
4,17-20; 6:17; Job 22:16; Matthew 24:38,39; Luke 17:27
Reciprocal: Genesis 8:10 - seven;  Job 37:6 - great;  2 Peter 3:6 - General

Verse 11

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
second month
The first month was Tisri, which answers to the latter end of September and first half of October; the second was Marchesvan, which answers to part of October and part of November.
all
1:7; 6:17; 8:2; Job 28:4; 38:8-11; Psalms 33:7; 74:15; Proverbs 8:28,29; Isaiah 24:19; Jeremiah 5:22; 51:16; Ezekiel 26:19; Amos 9:5,6; Matthew 24:38; 1 Thessalonians 5:3
windows
or, flood-gates.
1:7; 8:2; 2 Kings 7:2,19; Psalms 78:23,24; Malachi 3:10
Reciprocal: Genesis 1:6 - Let there;  Genesis 7:24 - GeneralGenesis 8:3 - hundred;  Genesis 8:5 - decreased continually;  Genesis 8:13 - six;  Genesis 8:14 - GeneralJob 12:15 - he sendeth;  Job 22:16 - whose foundation was overflown with a flood;  Job 36:28 - GeneralPsalm 46:2 - though;  Psalm 148:4 - waters;  Proverbs 3:20 - the depths;  Isaiah 24:18 - for the;  Amos 5:8 - that calleth

Verse 12

And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
forty
4,17; Exodus 24:18; Deuteronomy 9:9,18; 10:10; 1 Kings 19:8; Matthew 4:2
Reciprocal: Genesis 1:6 - Let there;  Job 36:28 - GeneralPsalm 46:2 - though

Verse 13

In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;
day
1,7-9; 6:18; Hebrews 11:7; 1 Peter 3:20; 2 Peter 2:5
and Shem
5:32; 6:10; 9:18,19; 10:1,2,6,21; 1 Chronicles 1:4-28
Reciprocal: Genesis 8:14 - GeneralGenesis 8:16 - GeneralJudges 21:22 - each man;  Luke 3:36 - Sem

Verse 14

They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.
They
2,3,8,9
sort
Heb. wing.
Reciprocal: Genesis 1:21 - great;  Genesis 1:24 - Let;  Genesis 8:14 - GeneralGenesis 8:17 - Bring;  Psalm 148:10 - flying fowl

Verse 15

And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
6:20; Isaiah 11:6
Reciprocal: Genesis 6:17 - is the;  Genesis 6:19 - two;  Genesis 8:17 - Bring;  Zephaniah 2:3 - hid

Verse 16

And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.
as
2,3
the
2 Kings 4:4,5; Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 46:2; 91:1-10; Proverbs 3:23; Matthew 25:10; Luke 13:25; John 10:27-30; 1 Peter 1:5
Reciprocal: Genesis 6:16 - the door;  Genesis 6:19 - two;  Genesis 6:22 - GeneralGenesis 7:9 - GeneralIsaiah 26:20 - enter;  Zephaniah 2:3 - hid

Verse 17

And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
4,12
Reciprocal: Genesis 6:17 - bring;  Genesis 7:10 - waters;  Genesis 8:4 - the ark;  Job 22:16 - whose foundation was overflown with a flood;  Job 36:31 - by;  Psalm 32:6 - in the floods;  Psalm 69:2 - the floods;  1 Peter 3:20 - by

Verse 18

And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
waters prevailed
Exodus 14:28; Job 22:16; Psalms 69:15
ark
Psalms 104:26

Verse 19

And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
and all the high hills
At the present day every mountain where search has been made, conspire in one uniform, universal proof that they all had the sea spread over their highest summits; shells, skeletons of fish, etc., having been found there.
Job 12:15; Psalms 46:2,3; 104:6-9; Jeremiah 3:23; 2 Peter 3:6
Reciprocal: Acts 4:12 - under

Verse 20

Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
and the mountains
Psalms 104:6; Jeremiah 3:23
Reciprocal: Genesis 6:15 - cubits

Verse 21

And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:
4; 6:6,7,13,17; Job 22:15-17; Isaiah 24:6,19; Jeremiah 4:22-27; 12:3,4; Hosea 4:3; Joel 1:17-20; 2:3; Zephaniah 1:3; Matthew 24:39; Luke 17:27; Romans 8:20,22; 2 Peter 2:5
Reciprocal: Genesis 6:12 - for all;  Genesis 7:23 - every living substance;  Genesis 9:11 - neither shall all;  Job 14:19 - washest

Verse 22

All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.
breath of life
Heb. breath of the spirit of life.
2:7; 6:17
Reciprocal: Genesis 7:23 - every living substance;  Isaiah 2:22 - whose;  Romans 5:14 - death;  Revelation 16:3 - and every

Verse 23

And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
every living substance
The most incontestable evidence has been afforded of the universality of this fact: the moose deer, a native of America, has been found buried in Ireland; elephants, native of Asia and Africa, in the midst of England; crocodiles, natives of the Nile, in the heart of Germany; and shell fish, never known in any but the American seas, with the entire skeletons of whales, in the most inland counties of England.
21,22; Job 22:15-17; Isaiah 24:1-8; Matthew 24:37-39; Luke 17:26,27; 1 Peter 3:20; 2 Peter 2:5
and Noah
Exodus 14:28-30; Job 5:19; Psalms 91:1,9,10; Proverbs 11:4; Ezekiel 14:14-20; Malachi 3:17,18; Matthew 25:46; Hebrews 11:7; 1 Peter 3:20; 2 Peter 2:5,9; 3:6
Reciprocal: Genesis 5:29 - he called;  Genesis 6:13 - with;  Genesis 7:4 - destroy;  2 Samuel 4:11 - from;  Job 12:15 - he sendeth;  Psalm 91:7 - GeneralLuke 3:36 - Noe;  Philippians 3:9 - be

Verse 24

And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
8:3,4
compare with ver
11 of this chapter. The breaking up of the fountains of the great deep, and the raining forty days and nights, had raised the waters fifteen cubits, or twenty-two feet and a half, above the highest mountain; after which forty days, it appears to have continued at this height one hundred and fifty days more. Reciprocal: Matthew 24:37 - General

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Genesis 7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/genesis-7.html.