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

  • Futterfly
    Its not the type of Ark you are thinking about. Its would have been an advanced type of machine....I imagine so..not sure how I came to that idea though.
  • 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.

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