Genesis 7:20

“Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Fifteene cubits vpward, did the waters preuaile; and the mountaines were couered.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The water prevailed fifteen cubits higher, and the mountains were covered.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The waters went fifteen cubits higher, till all the mountains were covered.
- Basic English Bible

Fifteen cubits upward the waters prevailed; and the mountains were covered.
- Darby Bible

Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail: and the mountains were covered.
- Webster's Bible

The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered.
- World English Bible

fifteen cubits upwards have the waters become mighty, and the mountains are covered;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 7:20


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


Discussion for Genesis 7:20

  • Anandpaul for verse 20
    I am really privileged to study this chapter.
  • The flood was global, but did not rise up over the mountains, such as Everest. The Garden of Eden, Adam down to Noah did not take place in the Middle East, but that is where the Ark rested. Noah and his sons named the new places after the old.

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