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Genesis 8:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth [month], on the first [day] of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The water decreased steadily until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains became visible.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the waters decreased continually, till the tenth month: in the tenth [month], on the first [day] of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the waters abated continually until the tenth month: in the tenth [month], on the first of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, the waters, went on decreasing, until the tenth month,—in the tenth [month], on the first of the month, were seen the tops of the mountains.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and the waters have been going and becoming lacking till the tenth month; in the tenth [month], on the first of the month, appeared the heads of the mountains.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the waters were going and decreasing until the tenth month: for in the tenth month, the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains appeared.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the waters decreased continually vntill the tenth moneth: in the tenth moneth, on the first [day] of the moneth, were the tops of the mountaines seene.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the heads of the mountains were seen.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth [month], on the first [day] of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

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.
decreased 2637
{2637} Prime
חָסֵר
chacer
{khaw-sare'}
A primitive root; to lack; by implication to fail, want, lessen.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
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).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
until 5704
{5704} Prime
עַד
`ad
{ad}
Properly the same as H5703 (used as a preposition, adverb or conjugation; especially with a preposition); as far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with).
the tenth 6224
{6224} Prime
עֲשִׂירִי
`asiyriy
{as-ee-ree'}
From H6235; tenth; by abbreviation tenth month or (feminine) part.
month: 2320
{2320} Prime
חֹדֶשׁ
chodesh
{kho'-desh}
From H2318; the new moon; by implication a month.
in the tenth 6224
{6224} Prime
עֲשִׂירִי
`asiyriy
{as-ee-ree'}
From H6235; tenth; by abbreviation tenth month or (feminine) part.
[month], on the first 259
{0259} Prime
אֶחָד
'echad
{ekh-awd'}
A numeral from H0258; properly united, that is, one; or (as an ordinal) first.
[day] of the month, 2320
{2320} Prime
חֹדֶשׁ
chodesh
{kho'-desh}
From H2318; the new moon; by implication a month.
were the tops 7218
{7218} Prime
רֹאשׁ
ro'sh
{roshe}
From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.).
of the mountains 2022
{2022} Prime
הַר
har
{har}
A shortened form of H2042; a mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively).
seen. 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8738
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 8:5

_ _ And the waters decreased continually — The decrease of the waters was for wise reasons exceedingly slow and gradual — the period of their return being nearly twice as long as that of their rise.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 8:4-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 8:5

The tops of the mountains were seen — Like little islands appearing above water. They felt ground above forty days before they saw it, according to Dr. Lightfoots's computation, whence he infers that if the waters decreased proportionably, the ark drew eleven cubits in water.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 8:5

And the waters decreased continually until the (d) tenth month: in the tenth [month], on the first [day] of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

(d) Which was the month of December.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
decreased continually:
Heb. were in going and decreasing, the tenth.
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.
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