Genesis 6:8

“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Noah found favor in the eyes of Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Noah had grace in the eyes of God.
- Basic English Bible

But Noah found favour in the eyes of Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

But Noah found favor in Yahweh's eyes.
- World English Bible

And Noah found grace in the eyes of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 6:8


6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord - This vindicates God's justice in his displeasure against the world, and shews that he had examined the character of every person in it, before he pronounced it universally corrupt; for there being one good man he smiled upon him.


Discussion for Genesis 6

  • Cheryl
    P - You have to understand that God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. God is so outside our sphere of understanding. We just can't grasp how great He is; how wonderful, how huge and amazing He is. God would have provided everything Noah needed - he also showed Moses a picture of the Tabernacle so he would know how to build it. He has everything covered, we just need to trust in Him!
  • Susan
    God said he would only tolerate (strive with) man for 120 more years. That's plenty of long suffering and time for repentance. The ark was huge with 3 stories. Don't forget dinosaurs. Seems likely and more prudent to have baby animals on board. AlSo the climate different before the flood. Had never rained; earth watered from a mist. God took care of it though we don't understand it all.
  • P
    Susan, thanks for the answer, but I don't see how verse 3 refers to how long it took to build the ark and verse 14-16 are general instructions. the ark would have to be huge in order to fit 2 of every species on earth, including elephants, polar bears, giraffes as well as tapeworms and poisonous snakes. I was also wondering if there was any refrigeration for the penguins and the perishable food.
  • Susan
    P, Genesis 6:3 says 120 years. Verses 14-16 give the specifics. The material it would be made of and the dimensions.
  • P
    It took me and my neighbor 8 days to build a deck around my pool. Does anyone know how long it took to build the Ark? Where did Noah get all that wood? Did God provide blueprints ? I'm very impressed that a few people could build a gigantic structure like that without power tools and a calculator.
  • Lorenzo
    God is disappointed in the creation of man because man does not follow the way in his likeness. God plans to destroy man and spare Noah,s life and his family. Because Noah was perfect in his generation God used him in his plans for the future.

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