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Genesis 8

Introduction

Overview

Genesis 8:1, God remembers Noah, and assuages the waters; Genesis 8:4, The ark rests on Ararat; Genesis 8:6, Noah sends forth a raven and then a dove; Genesis 8:13, Noah, being commanded, goes forth from the ark; Genesis 8:20, He builds an altar, and offers sacrifice, which God accepts, and promises to curse the earth no more.

Verse 1

God remembered: Genesis 19:29, Genesis 30:22, Exodus 2:24, 1 Samuel 1:19, Nehemiah 13:14, Nehemiah 13:22, Nehemiah 13:29, Nehemiah 13:31, Job 14:13, Psalms 106:4, Psalms 132:1, Psalms 136:23, Psalms 137:7, Amos 8:7, Habakkuk 3:2, Revelation 16:19, Revelation 18:5

the cattle: Numbers 22:32, Psalms 36:6, Jonah 4:11, Romans 8:20-22

a wind: Exodus 14:21, Psalms 104:7-9, Proverbs 25:23

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:10 - General Exodus 6:5 - I have remembered Exodus 15:10 - blow Numbers 10:9 - remembered 1 Samuel 1:11 - remember 2 Kings 20:3 - remember Job 12:15 - Behold Job 38:37 - or who Psalms 29:10 - sitteth Psalms 88:5 - whom Psalms 115:12 - hath Psalms 119:49 - Remember Jeremiah 51:16 - bringeth Luke 3:36 - Noe 1 Peter 3:20 - wherein

Verse 2

fountains: Genesis 7:11, Proverbs 8:28, Jonah 2:3

the rain: Job 37:11-13, Job 38:37, Matthew 8:9, Matthew 8:26, Matthew 8:27

Reciprocal: Job 12:15 - Behold Psalms 29:10 - sitteth

Verse 3

continually: Heb. in going and returning

hundred: Genesis 7:11, Genesis 7:24

Verse 4

the ark: Genesis 7:17-19

seventh month: That is, of the year, not of the deluge.

Ararat: Ararat is generally understood to be Armenia, as it is rendered elsewhere, in which there is a great chain of mountains, like the Alps or the Pyrenees, upon the highest part of which, called by some, "The Finger Mountain," the ark is supposed to have rested. 2 Kings 19:37, Isaiah 37:38, Jeremiah 51:27

Reciprocal: Genesis 7:24 - General 1 Samuel 25:9 - ceased

Verse 5

decreased continually: Heb. were in going and decreasing, the tenth. Genesis 7:11

Reciprocal: Psalms 104:8 - They go up

Verse 6

opened the window: Genesis 6:16, Daniel 6:10

Verse 7

a raven: Leviticus 11:15, 1 Kings 17:4, 1 Kings 17:6, Job 38:41, Psalms 147:9

went forth to and fro: Heb. in going forth and returning

Reciprocal: Genesis 47:27 - grew

Verse 8

a dove: Genesis 8:10-12, Song of Solomon 1:15, Song of Solomon 2:11, Song of Solomon 2:12, Song of Solomon 2:14, Matthew 10:16

Reciprocal: Isaiah 60:8 - as the 1 Corinthians 15:14 - General

Verse 9

found: Deuteronomy 28:65, Ezekiel 7:16, Matthew 11:28, John 16:33

and she: Psalms 116:7, Isaiah 60:8

pulled her: Heb. caused her to come

Reciprocal: Genesis 47:27 - grew 2 Corinthians 7:5 - our

Verse 10

stayed: Psalms 40:1, Isaiah 8:17, Isaiah 26:8, Romans 8:25

seven: Genesis 8:12, Genesis 7:4, Genesis 7:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 8:8 - a dove Genesis 29:27 - week Exodus 29:30 - seven days Acts 28:14 - and were

Verse 11

an olive: Nehemiah 8:15, Zechariah 4:12-14, Romans 10:15

Verse 12

And he: Psalms 27:14, Psalms 130:5, Psalms 130:6, Isaiah 8:17, Isaiah 25:9, Isaiah 26:8, Isaiah 30:18, Habakkuk 2:3, James 5:7, James 5:8

seven: Genesis 8:10, Genesis 2:2, Genesis 2:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 7:4 - For Exodus 29:30 - seven days

Verse 13

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six: Genesis 7:11

Reciprocal: Genesis 7:6 - General

Verse 14

Genesis 7:11, Genesis 7:13, Genesis 7:14, from this, it appears, that Noah was in the ark a complete solar year, or 365 days; for he entered it on the 17th day of the 2nd month, in the 600th year of his life, and continued in it till the 27th day of the 2nd month, in the 601st year of his life, as we see above.

Verse 15

Reciprocal: Hebrews 1:1 - at

Verse 16

Genesis 7:1, Genesis 7:7, Genesis 7:13, Joshua 3:17, Joshua 4:10, Joshua 4:16-18, Psalms 91:11, Psalms 121:8, Daniel 9:25, Daniel 9:26, Zechariah 9:11, Acts 16:27, Acts 16:28, Acts 16:37-39

Reciprocal: Joshua 4:17 - Come ye up Hebrews 11:7 - prepared

Verse 17

Bring: Genesis 7:14, Genesis 7:15

breed: Genesis 1:22, Genesis 9:1, Genesis 9:7, Psalms 107:38, Psalms 144:13, Psalms 144:14, Jeremiah 31:27, Jeremiah 31:28

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:20 - Let the waters Genesis 1:21 - brought Genesis 1:28 - General Genesis 6:19 - two Genesis 9:19 - and of Deuteronomy 22:6 - thou shalt not Psalms 50:10 - every Psalms 50:12 - fulness

Verse 18

Psalms 121:8

Reciprocal: 1 Peter 3:20 - wherein

Verse 19

kinds: Heb. families, Genesis 8:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:21 - great Genesis 1:24 - Let

Verse 20

builded: Genesis 4:4, Genesis 12:7, Genesis 12:8, Genesis 13:4, Genesis 22:9, Genesis 26:25, Genesis 33:20, Genesis 35:1, Genesis 35:7, Exodus 20:24, Exodus 20:25, Exodus 24:4-8, Romans 12:1, Hebrews 13:10, Hebrews 13:15, Hebrews 13:16, 1 Peter 2:5, 1 Peter 2:9

clean beast: Genesis 7:2, Leviticus 11:1-47

burnt: Leviticus 1:1-17

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:18 - altar Genesis 22:7 - but Genesis 46:1 - and offered Exodus 18:12 - took Leviticus 1:3 - a burnt Leviticus 1:10 - of the flocks Numbers 7:21 - General Numbers 23:3 - burnt Joshua 8:30 - built an altar 2 Samuel 24:25 - built there Job 1:5 - offered Ezekiel 14:14 - Noah Jonah 1:16 - offered

Verse 21

smelled: Leviticus 1:9, Leviticus 1:13, Leviticus 1:17, Leviticus 26:31, Song of Solomon 4:10, Song of Solomon 4:11, Isaiah 65:6, Ezekiel 20:41, Amos 5:21, Amos 5:22, 2 Corinthians 2:15, Ephesians 5:2, Philippians 4:18

sweet savour: Heb. savour of rest

curse: Genesis 3:17, Genesis 4:12, Genesis 5:29, Genesis 6:17

for: or, though

the imagination: Genesis 6:5, Job 14:4, Job 15:14-16, Psalms 51:5, Psalms 58:3, Proverbs 20:9, Ecclesiastes 7:20, Isaiah 47:12, Isaiah 47:15, Isaiah 48:8, Isaiah 53:6, Jeremiah 8:6, Jeremiah 17:9, Jeremiah 18:12, Matthew 15:19, John 3:6, Romans 1:21, Romans 3:23, Romans 8:7, Romans 8:8, Ephesians 2:1-3, James 1:14, James 1:15, James 4:1, James 4:2, 1 John 5:19

neither: Genesis 9:11-15, Isaiah 54:9, Isaiah 54:10

as I: 2 Peter 3:6, 2 Peter 3:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:16 - everlasting Genesis 11:6 - imagined Exodus 29:18 - sweet savour Leviticus 8:21 - a sweet savour Numbers 15:3 - a sweet Numbers 28:2 - for a sweet savour unto me Numbers 32:14 - an increase Deuteronomy 28:16 - in the field Deuteronomy 31:21 - I know 1 Samuel 26:19 - accept 1 Chronicles 28:9 - the imaginations Ezra 6:10 - sweet savours Proverbs 10:20 - the heart Proverbs 24:9 - thought Ecclesiastes 9:3 - also Jeremiah 3:17 - walk Jeremiah 16:12 - evil Jeremiah 32:30 - from Ezekiel 14:14 - Noah Ezekiel 16:19 - a sweet savour Ezekiel 24:12 - her great Hosea 10:9 - did Matthew 7:11 - being Mark 7:21 - out Luke 1:51 - the imagination Luke 11:13 - being Romans 5:13 - until Romans 7:18 - that in me 2 Corinthians 10:5 - every thought Ephesians 2:3 - by Hebrews 3:12 - an James 4:5 - The spirit

Verse 22

While the earth remaineth: Heb. as yet all the days of the earth, Isaiah 54:8

seedtime: Most of the European nations divide the year into four distinct parts, called quarters or seasons; but there are six divisions in the text, which obtained in Palestine among the Hebrews, and exist among the Arabs to the present day. According to this gracious promise, the heavenly bodies have preserved their courses, the seasons their successions, and the earth its increase for the use of man. Genesis 45:6, Exodus 34:21, Psalms 74:16, Psalms 74:17, Song of Solomon 2:11, Song of Solomon 2:12, Isaiah 54:9, Jeremiah 5:24, James 5:7

day: Jeremiah 31:35, Jeremiah 33:20-26

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:5 - and Genesis 1:14 - and let Genesis 9:11 - And I Genesis 9:16 - everlasting Deuteronomy 28:16 - in the field Job 26:10 - until Job 38:33 - the ordinances Psalms 19:2 - night unto Psalms 24:2 - and Psalms 65:8 - outgoings Psalms 104:20 - makest Psalms 119:91 - They continue this Psalms 148:3 - sun Ecclesiastes 1:5 - sun Jeremiah 33:25 - If my 2 Peter 2:5 - spared

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Genesis 8". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/genesis-8.html.