New International Version
For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth.
King James Bible
And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
Darby Bible Translation
And the flood was forty days on the earth. And the waters increased, and bore up the ark; and it was lifted up above the earth.
World English Bible
The flood was forty days on the earth. The waters increased, and lifted up the ship, and it was lifted up above the earth.
Young's Literal Translation
And the deluge is forty days on the earth, and the waters multiply, and lift up the ark, and it is raised up from off the earth;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord shut him in - This seems to imply that God took him under his especial protection, and as he shut Him in, so he shut the Others out. God had waited one hundred and twenty years upon that generation; they did not repent; they filled up the measure of their iniquities, and then wrath came upon them to the uttermost.
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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 …
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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."
And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in.
The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.
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