King James Version
Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
Darby Bible Translation
Fifteen cubits upward the waters prevailed; and the mountains were covered.
World English Bible
The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered.
Young's Literal Translation
fifteen cubits upwards have the waters become mighty, and the mountains are covered;
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CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.Genesis 7:20 Parallel Commentaries
ON the revival of science in the 16th century, some of the earliest conclusions at which philosophers arrived were found to be at variance with popular and long-established belief. The Ptolemaic system of astronomy, which had then full possession of the minds of men, contemplated the whole visible universe from the earth as the immovable centre of things. Copernicus changed the point of view, and placing the beholder in the sun, at once reduced the earth to an inconspicuous globule, a merely subordinate …
Frederick Temple—Essays and Reviews: The Education of the World
Exhortations to those who are Called
And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
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