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Genesis 8:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And God spake unto Noah, saying,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And God spake unto Noah, saying,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then God spoke to Noah, saying,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And God spoke to Noah, saying,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And God spoke to Noah, saying,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So then, God spake to Noah, saying:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And God speaketh unto Noah, saying, 'Go out from the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And God spoke to Noe, saying:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And God spake vnto Noah, saying,
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the Lord God spoke to Noah{gr.Noe}, saying,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Elohim spake unto Noach, saying,

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
spake 1696
{1696} Prime
דִּבֵּר
dabar
{daw-bar'}
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
unto 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.
N נֹחַ, 5146
{5146} Prime
נֹחַ
Noach
{no'-akh}
The same as H5118; rest; Noach, the patriarch of the flood.
saying, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 8:15-16

_ _ Genesis 8:15-22. Departure from the Ark.

_ _ And God spake ... Go forth — They went forth in the most orderly manner — the human occupants first, then each species “after their kinds” [Genesis 8:19], literally, “according to their families,” implying that there had been an increase in the ark.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Genesis 8:15-19

_ _ Here is, I. Noah's dismission out of the ark, Genesis 8:15-17. Observe, 1. Noah did not stir till God bade him. As he had a command to go into the ark (Genesis 7:1), so, how tedious soever his confinement there was, he would wait for a command to go out of it again. Note, We must in all our ways acknowledge God, and set him before us in all our removes. Those only go under God's protection that follow God's direction and submit to his government. Those that steadily adhere to God's word as their rule, and are guided by his grace as their principle, and take hints from his providence to assist them in their application of general directions to particular cases, may in faith see him guiding their motions in their march through this wilderness. 2. Though God detained him long, yet at last he gave him his discharge; for the vision is for an appointed time, and at the end it shall speak, it shall speak truth (Habakkuk 2:3), it shall not lie. 3. God had said, Come into the ark which he says, not, Come forth, but, Go forth, which intimates that God, who went in with him, staid with him all the while, till he sent him out safely; for he has said, I will not leave thee. 4. Some observe that, when they were ordered into the ark, the men and the women were mentioned separately (Genesis 6:18): Thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives; hence they infer that, during the time of mourning, they were apart, and their wives apart, Zechariah 12:12. But now God did as it were new — marry them, sending out Noah and his wife together, and his sons and their wives together, that they might be fruitful and multiply. 5. Noah was ordered to bring the creatures out with him, that having taken the care of feeding them so long, and been at so much pains about them, he might have the honour of leading them forth by their armies, and receiving their homage.

_ _ II. Noah's departure when he had his dismission. As he would not go out without leave, so he would not, out of fear or humour, stay in when he had leave, but was in all points observant of the heavenly vision. Though he had been now a full year and ten days a prisoner in the ark, yet when he found himself preserved there, not only for a new life, but for a new world, he saw no reason to complain of his long confinement. Now observe, 1. Noah and his family came out alive, though one of them was a wicked Ham, whom, though he escaped the flood, God's justice could have taken away by some other stroke. But they are all alive. Note, When families have been long continued together, and no breaches made among them, it must be looked upon as a distinguishing favour, and attributed to the Lord's mercies. 2. Noah brought out all the creatures that went in with him, except the raven and the dove, which, probably, were ready to meet their mates at their coming out. Noah was able to give a very good account of his charge; for of all that were given to him he had lost none, but was faithful to him that appointed him, pro hac viceon this occasion, high steward of his household.

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