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

  • Rajendrie Govender
    Those select few who walked with God found favour with God and did not die under the curse, even in Genesis. It is God's desire to have a deep relationship with us. We come into relationship with God and find favour with Him when we receive Christ Jesus as our Lord and Savour. There is therefore no death for those who are in Christ but eternal life. How awesome!!
  • Lei
    "in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month" flood started.
  • Irene123
    You know, God didn't give us His Word to 'puzzle' through and try to figure out what it means - on our own. That's what His Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost, Acts 2:38) is for. We are to 'pray through' to receiving His guiding spirit to open up His Word to us. HE - wants to teach us His Holy Word; just like any teacher, high school, college, etc. They don't hand you a book and say - learn it yourself.
  • Ian clarkson
    I just love to read this chapter it reminds of who is in control our God the Lord of everything just great and I know he is coming soon.
  • Dennis
    Well it had never rain before n the earth this is the first rain from the heavens could be why so many dident believe it was coming just like today they don't believe Jesus is coming Back to get the church first Tessalonians 4-16 says he is
  • Gowon gadzama
    God really God, and that he love his creation, yet all have sin against Him

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