But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.…
1. Fruitfulness in body is an effect of grace, to continue God's Church.
2. The holiest parent cannot bring forth a holy seed; that is, born of grace. Noah could not.
3. Little or small may be the visible Church; father and sons and wives but eight.
4. In the visible Church may be such as are not saints, indeed; but far from it.
5. Grace puts the last before the first, and the younger before the elder.
6. Mixtures in the Church not destructive to its being, were permitted not to divide, but to put them upon purging it.
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.