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Genesis 7:24 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The water prevailed upon the earth one hundred and fifty days.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the waters prevailed on the earth a hundred and fifty days.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thus prevailed the waters on the earth,—a hundred and fifty days.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and the waters are mighty on the earth a hundred and fifty days.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the waters preuailed vpon the earth, an hundred and fifty dayes.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the water was raised over the earth an hundred and fifty days.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the waters 4325
{4325} Prime
מַיִם
mayim
{mah'-yim}
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
prevailed 1396
{1396} Prime
גָּבַר
gabar
{gaw-bar'}
A primitive root; to be strong; by implication to prevail, act insolently.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
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).
an hundred 3967
{3967} Prime
מֵאָה
me'ah
{may-aw'}
Probably a primitive numeral; a hundred; also as a multiplicative and a fraction.
and fifty 2572
{2572} Prime
חֲמִשִּׁים
chamishshiym
{kham-ish-sheem'}
Multiple of H2568; fifty.
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).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 7:24

_ _ an hundred and fifty days — a period of five months. Though long before that every living creature must have been drowned, such a lengthened continuance of the flood was designed to manifest God’s stern displeasure at sin and sinners. Think of Noah during such a crisis. We learn (Ezekiel 14:14) that he was a man who lived and breathed habitually in an atmosphere of devotion; and having in the exercise of this high-toned faith made God his refuge, he did not fear “though the waters roared and were troubled; though the mountains shook with the swelling thereof” [Psalms 46:3].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 7:21-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Genesis 8:3-4 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. ... And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
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Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
of this chapter, The breaking up of the fountains of the great deep, and the raining forty days and nights, had raised the waters fifteen cubits, or twenty-two feet and a half, above the highest mountain; after which forty days, it appears to have continued at this height one hundred and fifty days more.
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Gn 7:11; 8:3.

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