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Genesis 8:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of a hundred and fifty days the waters decreased.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and the water receded steadily from the earth, and at the end of one hundred and fifty days the water decreased.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the waters retired from the earth, continually retiring; and in the course of a hundred and fifty days the waters abated.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and the waters returned from off the earth, they went on returning,—and so the waters decreased at the end of a hundred and fifty days.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And turn back do the waters from off the earth, going on and returning; and the waters are lacking at the end of a hundred and fifty days.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the waters returned from off the earth going and coming: and they began to be abated after a hundred and fifty days.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the waters returned from off the earth, continually: and after the end of the hundred and fiftie dayes, the waters were abated.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the water subsided, and went off the earth, and after an hundred and fifty days the water was diminished, and the ark rested in the seventh month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

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.
returned 7725
{7725} Prime
שׁוּב
shuwb
{shoob}
A primitive root; to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbially again.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
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).
continually: 1980
{1980} Prime
הָלַךְ
halak
{haw-lak'}
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
7725
{7725} Prime
שׁוּב
shuwb
{shoob}
A primitive root; to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbially again.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
and after the end 7097
{7097} Prime
קָצֶה
qatseh
{kaw-tseh'}
The second form is negative only; from H7096; an extremity (used in a great variety of applications and idioms; compare H7093).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of the 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).
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. 2637
{2637} Prime
חָסֵר
chacer
{khaw-sare'}
A primitive root; to lack; by implication to fail, want, lessen.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 8:1-3.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 8:3

The waters returned from off the earth continually — Heb. they were going and returning; a gradual departure. The heat of the sun exhaled much, and perhaps the subterraneous caverns soaked in more.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
continually:
Heb. in going and returning

hundred:

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.
Genesis 7:24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
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