Genesis 7:12
New International Version
And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.

New Living Translation
The rain continued to fall for forty days and forty nights.

English Standard Version
And rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Berean Study Bible
And the rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.

King James Bible
And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

New King James Version
And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.

New American Standard Bible
The rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.

NASB 1995
The rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.

NASB 1977
And the rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.

Amplified Bible
It rained on the earth for forty days and forty nights.

Christian Standard Bible
and the rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and the rain fell on the earth 40 days and 40 nights.

American Standard Version
And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And there was rain on the Earth forty days and forty nights.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

English Revised Version
And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Good News Translation
and rain fell on the earth for forty days and nights.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and rain came pouring down on the earth for 40 days and 40 nights.

International Standard Version
and it rained throughout the earth for 40 days and 40 nights.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Literal Standard Version
and the shower is on the earth [for] forty days and forty nights.

NET Bible
And the rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.

New Heart English Bible
The rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.

World English Bible
The rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.

Young's Literal Translation
and the shower is on the earth forty days and forty nights.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Floodwaters Arrive
11In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month, all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. 12And the rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights. 13On that very day Noah entered the ark, along with his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and his wife, and the three wives of his sons—…

Cross References
2 Peter 3:6
through which the world of that time perished in the flood.

Genesis 7:4
For seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living thing I have made."

Genesis 7:17
For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and the waters rose and lifted the ark high above the earth.

Genesis 8:2
The springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained.


Treasury of Scripture

And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.

forty.

Genesis 7:4,17
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…

Exodus 24:18
And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

Deuteronomy 9:9,18
When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water: …











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And the rain
הַגֶּ֖שֶׁם (hag·ge·šem)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1653: Rain, shower

fell
וַֽיְהִ֥י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

upon
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the earth
הָאָ֑רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

forty
אַרְבָּעִ֣ים (’ar·bā·‘îm)
Number - common plural
Strong's 705: Forty

days
י֔וֹם (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

and forty
וְאַרְבָּעִ֖ים (wə·’ar·bā·‘îm)
Conjunctive waw | Number - common plural
Strong's 705: Forty

nights.
לָֽיְלָה׃ (lā·yə·lāh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3915: A twist, night, adversity


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