Genesis 7:19

“And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 7:19

And the waters preuailed exceedingly vpon the earth, and all the high hils, that were vnder the whole heauen, were couered.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains everywhere under the heavens were covered.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high mountains that were under the whole heaven were covered.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the waters overcame everything on the earth; and all the mountains under heaven were covered.
- Basic English Bible

And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth; and all the high mountains that are under all the heavens were covered.
- Darby Bible

And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills that were under the whole heaven were covered.
- Webster's Bible

The waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth. All the high mountains that were under the whole sky were covered.
- World English Bible

And the waters have been very very mighty on the earth, and covered are all the high mountains which [are] under the whole heavens;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high mountains that were under the whole heaven were covered.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 7:19

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 7:19


7:20 The mountains were covered - Therefore there were mountains before the flood.

7:21 All flesh died, all in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was on the dry land, every living substance - And why so? Man only had done wickedly, and justly is God's hand against him, but these sheep what have they done? I answer, 1. We are sure God did them no wrong. He is the sovereign Lord of all life, for he is the sole fountain and author of it. He that made them as he pleased, might unmake them when he pleased, and who shall say unto him, What dost thou? 2. God did admirably serve the purposes of his own glory by their destruction, as well as by their creation. Herein his holiness and justice were greatly magnified: by this it appears that he hates sin, and is highly displeased with sinners, when even the inferior creatures, because they are the servants of man, and part of his possession, and because they have been abused to be the servants of sin, are destroyed with him. It was likewise an instance of God's wisdom. As the creatures were made for man when he was made, so they were multiplied for him when he was multiplied; and therefore, now mankind was reduced to so small a number, it was fit that the beasts should proportionable be reduced, otherwise they would have had the dominion, and would have replenished the earth, and the remnant of mankind that was left would have been overpowered by them.


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