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

  • A disciple
    Donna Cromb; You asked how I "came up with" 1656? Just add the number of years that Moses wrote. Adam 130 Seth 105 Enos 90 Cainan 70 Mahalaleel 65 Jared 162 Enoch 65 Methuselah 187 Lamech 182 Noah 500 = 1556 100 years building the Ark (the 600th year of Noah's life) = 1656 After the Creation was the Cataclysm. Adam died 46 years before the birth of Noah. Enoch Preached 687-987.
  • A disciple
    Someone asked, How do you get 1656 years? By adding up the years till each son mentioned was born; e.g. "Adam lived 130 tears and begat Seth..Seth lived 105 years and begat Enos.." (etc.) That's the number you have to keep adding not the length of their lives. Afterwards you can add in the years of their lives to see who was still alive and for how long. Shem lived for 35 years after Abraham died.
  • Steve morrow
    GENESIS 6:12 AND GOD LOOKED UPON THE EARTH AND BEHOLD IT WAS CORRUPT FOR ALL FLESH HAD CORRUPTED HIS WAY UPON THE EARTH --6:13--AND GOD SAID UNTO NOAH THE END OF ALL FLESH IS COME BEFORE ME FOR THE EARTH IS FILLED WITH VIOLENCE THROUGH THEM AND BEHOLD I WILL DESTROY THEM WITH THE EARTH
  • A disciple
    BSP "He gave the people surrounding Noah plenty of time to get onto the ark.." Oh how well we can identify with that; we have simply to add the years that ARE WRITTEN, to see just how long God gave them. It was 1656 after the Creation, that Noah and his family entered into the Ark. All those years and generations of having the Word of Christ coming, only in the end to abandon the Spirit of God!
  • BSP
    Verse 16: God shut the door at a certain time. He gave the people surrounding Noah plenty of time to get onto the ark, but because they failed to do so they lost their lives.
  • A disciple
    Hi Cheryl; No, not a Publisher's addition! the clean beasts were to go by sevens into the ark. So, were the "two by two's" two pairs? that would make sense for the "seven's" and for the repopulating of the earth as well. With three stories, and as large a a Battleship, its amazing to think about the greatness of what Noah did! And in the 100 years it took to build the ark, still no one repented!

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