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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In the sixe hundredth yeere of Noahs life, in the second moneth, the seuenteenth day of the moneth, the same day, were al the fountaines of the great deepe broken vp, and the windowes of heauen were opened.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, all the fountains of the great deep came bursting through, and the windows of heaven were open;
- Basic English Bible

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that same day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep were burst open, and the sky's windows were opened.
- World English Bible

In the six hundredth year of the life of Noah, in the second month, in the seventeenth day of the month, in this day have been broken up all fountains of the great deep, and the net-work of the heavens hath been opened,
- Youngs Literal Bible

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 7:11


7:11 The six hundredth year of Noah's life, was 1656 years from the creation. In the second month, the seventeenth day of the month - Which is reckoned to be about the beginning of November; so that Noah had had a harvest just before, from which to victual his ark. The same day the fountains of the great deep were broken up - There needed no new creation of waters; God has laid up the deep in store - houses, #Ps 33:7|, and now he broke up those stores. God had, in the creation, set bars and doors to the waters of the sea, that they might not return to cover the earth, #Psa 104:9 Job 38:9 |- 11, and now he only removed these ancient mounds and fences, and the waters of the sea returned to cover the earth, as they had done at first, #Ge 1:9|. And the windows of heaven were opened - And the waters which were above the firmament were poured out upon the world; those treasures which God has reserved against the time of trouble, the day of battle and war, #Job 38:22|,23. The rain, which ordinarily descends in drops, then came down in streams. We read, #Job 26:8|. That God binds up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not rent under them; but now the bond was loosed, the cloud was rent, and such rains descended as were never known before or since.


Discussion for Genesis 7

  • Cheryl
    Why do they say that Noah only went in by 2's when it said he took 7 of clean 2 of unclean male and female not counting his family so does it mean he also took 2 of every nation
  • Gowon gadzama
    God really God, and that he love his creation, yet all have sin against Him
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Verse 11. The windows of heaven opened up. The flood in the time of Noah did not come from a very bad thunder storm as to what all of us know and understand today,no. These flood waters that God sent Noah came from the outer firmiment of our universe itself. Our universe in and of itself is set in water like unto a mothers womb. Even NASA knows this so it can be deemed a fact. Shalom yedda dim.
  • Billy Blazier
    No the earth was not destroyed in Noah's flood the dove brought back an olive branch the first earth age was completely destroyed that's why in Genesis it was void it was not created that way but became that way because of Satan's fall
  • Linda Kay mace
    When God destroyed the earth because of sin was Noah the beginning of the second earth age?
  • P
    If I understand correctly, God killed everyone on earth except 8 people, (who were the only decent people on the entire planet and coincidentally happened to be in the same family) as well as all of the animals. He must have been really angry.

Bible Options