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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And the pour of 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.

Genesis 7:12 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The rain was upon the earth - Dr. Lightfoot supposes that the rain began on the 18th day of the second month, or Marcheshvan, and that it ceased on the 28th of the third month, Cisleu.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Genesis 7:4,17 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights...

Exodus 24:18 And Moses went into the middle of the cloud, and got 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...

Deuteronomy 10:10 And I stayed in the mount, according to the first time, forty days and forty nights; and the LORD listened to me at that time also...

1 Kings 19:8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God.

Matthew 4:2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered.

On Gen. vii. 6
On Gen. vii. 6 Hippolytus, the Syrian expositor of the Targum, has said: We find in an ancient Hebrew copy that God commanded Noah to range the wild beasts in order in the lower floor or storey, and to separate the males from the females by putting wooden stakes between them. And thus, too, he did with all the cattle, and also with the birds in the middle storey. And God ordered the males thus to be separated from the females for the sake of decency and purity, lest they should perchance get intermingled
Hippolytus—The Extant Works and Fragments of Hippolytus

"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in Mine house, and prove Me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it" (Mal. 3:10). Down deep in the heart of every Christian there is undoubtedly the conviction that he ought to tithe. There is an uneasy feeling that this is a duty which has been neglected, or, if you prefer it, a privilege that has not been
Arthur W. Pink—Tithing

Cross References
2 Peter 3:6
By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.

Genesis 7:4
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 creature I have made."

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

Genesis 8:2
Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky.

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