Genesis 7:12
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New Living Translation
The rain continued to fall for 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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

7:12 It rained without intermission or abatement, forty days and forty nights - And that upon the whole earth at once.

Genesis 7:12 Parallel Commentaries

An American Reformer
An Upright, honest-hearted farmer, who had been led to doubt the divine authority of the Scriptures, yet who sincerely desired to know the truth, was the man specially chosen of God to lead out in the proclamation of Christ's second coming. Like many other reformers, William Miller had in early life battled with poverty and had thus learned the great lessons of energy and self-denial. The members of the family from which he sprang were characterized by an independent, liberty-loving spirit, by capability
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Appendix ii. Philo of Alexandria and Rabbinic Theology.
(Ad. vol. i. p. 42, note 4.) In comparing the allegorical Canons of Philo with those of Jewish traditionalism, we think first of all of the seven exegetical canons which are ascribed to Hillel. These bear chiefly the character of logical deductions, and as such were largely applied in the Halakhah. These seven canons were next expanded by R. Ishmael (in the first century) into thirteen, by the analysis of one of them (the 5th) into six, and the addition of this sound exegetical rule, that where two
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Peter 3:6
Then he used the water to destroy the ancient world with a mighty flood.

Genesis 7:4
Seven days from now I will make the rains pour down on the earth. And it will rain for forty days and forty nights, until I have wiped from the earth all the living things I have created."

Genesis 7:17
For forty days the floodwaters grew deeper, covering the ground and lifting the boat high above the earth.

Genesis 8:2
The underground waters stopped flowing, and the torrential rains from the sky were stopped.

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