Genesis 7:20
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The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits.

King James Bible
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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Fifteen cubits upward - Should any person object to the universality of the deluge because he may imagine there is not water sufficient to drown the whole globe in the manner here related, he may find a most satisfactory answer to all the objections he can raise on this ground in Mr. Ray's Physico-theological Discourses, 2d edit., 8vo., 1693.

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and the mountains.

Psalm 104:6 You covered it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.

Jeremiah 3:23 Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains...

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
Genesis 7:19
They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered.

Genesis 8:4
and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.

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