New International Version
Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground,
King James Bible
Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
Darby Bible Translation
Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowl, and of everything that creeps on the ground,
World English Bible
Clean animals, animals that are not clean, birds, and everything that creeps on the ground
Young's Literal Translation
of the clean beasts and of the beasts that are not clean, and of the fowl, and of every thing that is creeping upon the ground,
Genesis 7:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For yet seven days - God spoke these words probably on the seventh or Sabbath day, and the days of the ensuing week were employed in entering the ark, in embarking the mighty troop, for whose reception ample provision had been already made.
Forty days - This period became afterwards sacred, and was considered a proper space for humiliation. Moses fasted forty days, Deuteronomy 9:9, Deuteronomy 9:11; so did Elijah, 1 Kings 19:8; so did our Lord, Matthew 4:2. Forty days' respite were given to the Ninevites that they might repent, Jonah 3:4; and thrice forty (one hundred and twenty) years were given to the old world for the same gracious purpose, Genesis 6:3. The forty days of Lent, in commemoration of our Lord's fasting, have a reference to the same thing; as each of these seems to be deduced from this primitive judgment.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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 …
Hippolytus—The Extant Works and Fragments of Hippolytus
You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you.
Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive.
Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate,
and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.
male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah.
Jump to PreviousAnimal Animals Beasts Birds Clean Creatures Creepeth Creeping Creeps Earth Fowls Goes Ground Move Pairs Unclean
Jump to NextAnimal Animals Beasts Birds Clean Creatures Creepeth Creeping Creeps Earth Fowls Goes Ground Move Pairs Unclean
LinksGenesis 7:8 NIV
Genesis 7:8 NLT
Genesis 7:8 ESV
Genesis 7:8 NASB
Genesis 7:8 KJV
Genesis 7:8 Bible Apps
Genesis 7:8 Biblia Paralela
Genesis 7:8 Chinese Bible
Genesis 7:8 French Bible
Genesis 7:8 German Bible
Genesis 7:8 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.