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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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CommentaryClarke'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.
LibraryOn 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 …
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They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered.
and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.
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