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Genesis 7:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The water prevailed fifteen cubits higher, and the mountains were covered.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail: and the mountains were covered.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Fifteen cubits upward the waters prevailed; and the mountains were covered.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— fifteen cubits upwards, prevailed the waters,—so that the mountains became covered.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— fifteen cubits upwards have the waters become mighty, and the mountains are covered;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The water was fifteen cubits higher than the mountains which it covered.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Fifteene cubits vpward, did the waters preuaile; and the mountaines were couered.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Fifteen cubits upwards was the water raised, and it covered all the high mountains.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Fifteen 6240
{6240} Prime
For H6235; ten (only in combination), that is, the 'teens'; also (ordinal) a 'teenth'.
{2568} Prime
A primitive numeral; five.
cubits 520
{0520} Prime
Prolonged from H0517; properly a mother (that is, unit) of measure, or the forearm (below the elbow), that is, a cubit; also a door base (as a bond of the entrance).
upward 4605
{4605} Prime
From H5927; properly the upper part, used only adverbially with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top, etc.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
did the waters 4325
{4325} Prime
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
prevail; 1396
{1396} Prime
A primitive root; to be strong; by implication to prevail, act insolently.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
and the mountains 2022
{2022} Prime
A shortened form of H2042; a mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively).
were covered. 3680
{3680} Prime
A primitive root; properly to plump, that is, fill up hollows; by implication to cover (for clothing or secrecy).
<8792> Grammar
Stem - Pual (See H8849)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 93
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 7:20

_ _ Fifteen cubits upward ... and the mountains were covered — twenty-two and a half feet above the summits of the highest hills. The language is not consistent with the theory of a partial deluge.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 7:17-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 7:20

The mountains were covered — Therefore there were mountains before the flood.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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and the mountains:

Psalms 104:6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as [with] a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.
Jeremiah 3:23 Truly in vain [is salvation hoped for] from the hills, [and from] the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God [is] the salvation of Israel.
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