New American Standard Bible
Then God spoke to Noah, saying,
King James Bible
And God spake unto Noah, saying,
Darby Bible Translation
And God spoke to Noah, saying,
World English Bible
God spoke to Noah, saying,
Young's Literal Translation
And God speaketh unto Noah, saying, 'Go out from the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
- XXVII. The Ark Was Evacuated
19. משׁפחה mı̂shpāchah, "kind, clan, family." שׁפחה shı̂pchâh, "maid-servant; related: spread."
20. מזבח mı̂zbēach, "altar; related: slay animals, sacrifice."
21. עלה 'olâh, "whole burnt-offering." That which goes up. "Step; related: go up."
The command to leave the ark is given and obeyed. As Noah did not enter, so neither does he leave the ark, without divine direction. "The fowl, the cattle, and the creeper." Here, again, these three classes are specified under the general head of every living tiring. They are again to multiply on the earth. "Every living thing." This evidently takes the place of the cattle mentioned before. "After their families." This word denotes their tribes. It is usually applied to families or clans.
LibraryThe Sermon of the Seasons
"Oh, the long and dreary Winter! Oh, the cold and cruel Winter!" We say to ourselves, Will spring-time never come? In addition to this, trade and commerce continue in a state of stagnation; crowds are out of employment, and where business is carried on, it yields little profit. Our watchmen are asked if they discern any signs of returning day, and they answer, "No." Thus we bow our heads in a common affliction, and ask each man comfort of his fellow; for as yet we see not our signs, neither does …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 32: 1886
On Gen. viii. I
In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry.
"Go out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and your sons' wives with you.
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