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.
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CommentaryClarke'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.
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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
2 Peter 3:6
By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.
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."
For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth.
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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