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Genesis 8:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and the dove came in to him at eventide; and, lo, in her mouth an olive-leaf plucked off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth [was] an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The dove came to him toward evening, and behold, in her beak was a freshly picked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the water was abated from the earth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the dove came in to him in the evening, and lo, in her mouth [was] an olive-leaf plucked off: So Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the dove came to him at eventide; and behold, in her beak was an olive-leaf plucked off; and Noah knew that the waters had become low on the earth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And the dove came in unto him at eventide, and lo! a newly sprouted olive-leaf, in her mouth,—so Noah knew that the waters had abated from off the earth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and the dove cometh in unto him at even-time, and lo, an olive leaf torn off in her mouth; and Noah knoweth that the waters have been lightened from off the earth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And she came to him in the evening carrying a bough of an olive tree, with green leaves, in her mouth. Noe therefore understood that the waters were ceased upon the earth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the doue came in to him in the euening, and loe, in her mouth [was] an Oliue leafe pluckt off: So Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the dove returned to him in the evening, and had a leaf of olive, a sprig in her mouth; and Noah{gr.Noe} knew that the water had ceased from off the earth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth [was] an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noach knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the dove 3123
{3123} Prime
יוֹנָה
yownah
{yo-naw'}
Probably from the same as H3196; a dove (apparently from the warmth of their mating).
came in 935
{0935} Prime
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
to x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
him in x6256
(6256) Complement
עֵת
`eth
{ayth}
From H5703; time, especially (adverbially with preposition) now, when, etc.
the evening; 6153
{6153} Prime
עֶרֶב
`ereb
{eh'-reb}
From H6150; dusk.
y6256
[6256] Standard
עֵת
`eth
{ayth}
From H5703; time, especially (adverbially with preposition) now, when, etc.
and, lo, x2009
(2009) Complement
הִנֵּה
hinneh
{hin-nay'}
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
in her mouth 6310
{6310} Prime
פֶּה
peh
{peh}
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
[was] an olive 2132
{2132} Prime
זַיִת
zayith
{zay'-yith}
Probably from an unused root (akin to H2099); an olive (as yielding illuminating oil), the tree, the branch or the berry.
leaf 5929
{5929} Prime
עָלֶה
`aleh
{aw-leh'}
From H5927; a leaf (as coming up on a tree); collectively foliage.
pluckt off: 2965
{2965} Prime
טָרָף
taraph
{taw-rawf'}
From H2963; recently torn off, that is, fresh.
so N נֹחַ 5146
{5146} Prime
נֹחַ
Noach
{no'-akh}
The same as H5118; rest; Noach, the patriarch of the flood.
knew 3045
{3045} Prime
ידע
yada`
{yaw-dah'}
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
that x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
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.
were abated 7043
{7043} Prime
קָלַל
qalal
{kaw-lal'}
A primitive root; to be (causatively make) light, literally (swift, small, sharp, etc.) or figuratively (easy, trifling, vile, etc.).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
from off x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
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).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 8:11

And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth [was] an (f) olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

(f) Which was a sign that the waters were much diminished: for the olives do not grow on the high mountains.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
an olive:

Nehemiah 8:15 And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as [it is] written.
Zechariah 4:12-14 And I answered again, and said unto him, What [be these] two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden [oil] out of themselves? ... Then said he, These [are] the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.
Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
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