Genesis 7:4

“For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For yet seuen dayes, and I will cause it to raine vpon the earth, fortie dayes, and forty nights: and euery liuing substance that I haue made, will I destroy, frō off the face of the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For after seven more days, I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights; and I will blot out from the face of the land every living thing that I have made."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living thing that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the ground.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For after seven days I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, for the destruction of every living thing which I have made on the face of the earth.
- Basic English Bible

For in yet seven days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living being which I have made will I destroy from the ground.
- Darby Bible

For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights: and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from the face of the earth.
- Webster's Bible

In seven days, I will cause it to rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights. Every living thing that I have made, I will destroy from the surface of the ground."
- World English Bible

for after other seven days I am sending rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and have wiped away all the substance that I have made from off the face of the ground.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I blot out from off the face of the earth.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 7:4


7:4 Yet seven days and I will cause it to rain - It shall be seven days yet before I do it, After the 120 years were expired, God grants them a reprieve of seven days longer, both to shew how slow he is to anger, and to give them some farther space for repentance. But all in vain; these seven days were trifled away after all the rest, they continued secure until the day that the flood came. While Noah told them of the judgment at a distance, they were tempted to put off their repentance: but now he is ordered to tell them that it is at the door; that they have but one week more to turn them in, to see if that will now at last awaken them to consider the things that belong to their peace. But it is common for those that have been careless for their souls during the years of their health, when they have looked upon death at a distance, to be as careless during the days, the seven days of their sickness, when they see it approaching, their hearts being hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.


Discussion for Genesis 7

  • 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.
  • Tyrone Johnson
    The commentary was awesome, and how God saw fit to prepare Noah, how Noah was obedient and how he stayed on course no matter how, it looked to others. Noah heeded to the call of God as we should. Notice how he stayed true to the course and the call. This is serious when you are consider by God to be a chosen savior, to warn people and to have God move on your behalf. Wow powerful.
  • Valerie santos
    as i read genesis i really got the full understanding as i compare the commentaries with the passage of genesis 7 yes being obedience to GOD is so amazing because all the things that going on today i rather be doing what i suppose to do for GOD than to be disobediences to HIM
  • Sophie wells


    I don't understand:
    who are the sons of God and daughters of men in Genesis chapter 6 and what was consider unclean animals ? Ty

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