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

  • 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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