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Genesis 7:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— of the birds also of the heavens, seven and seven, male and female, to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— also of the birds of the sky, by sevens, male and female, to keep offspring alive on the face of all the earth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Of fowls of the air also by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive on the face of all the earth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Also of the fowl of the heavens by sevens, male and female; to keep seed alive on the face of all the earth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Also, of the bird of the heavens, by sevens, male and female,—to keep alive a seed on the face of all the earth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— also, of fowl of the heavens seven pairs, a male and a female, to keep alive seed on the face of all the earth;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But of the beasts that are unclean two and two, the male and the female. Of the fowls also of the air seven and seven, the male and the female: that seed may be saved upon the face of the whole earth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Of fowles also of the aire, by seuens, the male & the female; to keepe seed aliue vpon the face of all the earth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And of clean flying creatures of the sky sevens, male and female, and of all unclean flying creatures pairs, male and female, to maintain seed on all the earth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Of fowls 5775
{5775} Prime
עוֹף
`owph
{ofe}
From H5774; a bird (as covered with feathers, or rather as covering with wings), often collective.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
also x1571
(1571) Complement
גַּם
gam
{gam}
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correlation both... and.
of the air 8064
{8064} Prime
שָׁמַיִם
shamayim
{shaw-mah'-yim}
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
by sevens, 7651
{7651} Prime
שֶׁבַע
sheba`
{sheh'-bah}
From H7650; a primitive cardinal number; seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication a week; by extension an indefinite number.
the male 2145
{2145} Prime
זָכָר
zakar
{zaw-kawr'}
From H2142; properly remembered, that is, a male (of man or animals, as being the most noteworthy sex).
and the female; 5347
{5347} Prime
נְקֵבָה
n@qebah
{nek-ay-baw'}
From H5344; female (from the sexual form).
to keep y2421
[2421] Standard
חָיַה
chayah
{khaw-yaw'}
A prim root (compare H2331, H2424); to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively to revive.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
seed 2233
{2233} Prime
זֶרַע
zera`
{zeh'-rah}
From H2232; seed; figuratively fruit, plant, sowing time, posterity.
alive 2421
{2421} Prime
חָיַה
chayah
{khaw-yaw'}
A prim root (compare H2331, H2424); to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively to revive.
z8763
<8763> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 790
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 face 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
of all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
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).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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