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Genesis 7:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the pour of rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— (And it came to pass, that the heavy rain was on the earth,—forty days and forty nights.)
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and the shower is on the earth forty days and forty nights.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the raine was vpon the earth, fortie dayes, and fortie nights.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the rain 1653
{1653} Prime
גֶּשֶׁם
geshem
{gheh'-shem}
From H1652; a shower.
was x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
upon x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the earth 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
forty 705
{0705} Prime
אַרְבָּעִים
'arba`iym
{ar-baw-eem'}
Multiple of H0702; forty.
days 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
and forty 705
{0705} Prime
אַרְבָּעִים
'arba`iym
{ar-baw-eem'}
Multiple of H0702; forty.
nights. 3915
{3915} Prime
לַיִל
layil
{lah'-yil}
From the same as H3883; properly a twist (away of the light), that is, night; figuratively adversity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 7:11-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 7:12

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

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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forty:

Genesis 7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
Genesis 7:17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
Exodus 24:18 And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.
Deuteronomy 9:9 When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, [even] the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water:
Deuteronomy 9:18 And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and forty nights: I did neither eat bread, nor drink water, because of all your sins which ye sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
Deuteronomy 10:10 And I stayed in the mount, according to the first time, forty days and forty nights; and the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also, [and] the LORD would not destroy thee.
1 Kings 19:8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.
Matthew 4:2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
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Gn 7:4, 17. Ex 24:18. Dt 9:9, 18; 10:10. 1K 19:8. Mt 4:2.

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