Genesis 8:13

“And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 8:13

And it came to passe in the sixe hundredth and one yeere, in the first moneth, the first day of the moneth, the waters were dryed vp from off the earth: and Noah remooued the couering of the Arke, and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was drie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now it came about in the six hundred and first year, in the first {month,} on the first of the month, the water was dried up from the earth. Then Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the surface of the ground was dried up.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dried.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in the six hundred and first year, on the first day of the first month, the waters were dry on the earth: and Noah took the cover off the ark and saw that the face of the earth was dry.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year, in the first [month], on the first of the month, that the waters were dried up from the earth. And Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the surface of the ground was dried.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry.
- Webster's Bible

It happened in the six hundred first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from the earth. Noah removed the covering of the ship, and looked. He saw that the surface of the ground was dried.
- World English Bible

And it cometh to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first [month], in the first of the month, the waters have been dried from off the earth; and Noah turneth aside the covering of the ark, and looketh, and lo, the face of the ground hath been dried.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dried.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 8:13

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 8:13


8:13 Noah removed the covering of the ark - Not the whole covering, but so much as would suffice to give him a prospect of the earth about it: and behold the face of the ground was dry.


Discussion for Genesis 8:13

  • Dinah latcham on Genesis 8:13
    What does it meen 'on the 601 year?
  • Markcus Burch - in Reply on Genesis 8:13
    Also in Genesis 7 Noah was 600 years old when he went into the ark. So he was in the ark a little over a year.
  • Markcus Burch - in Reply on Genesis 8:13
    601 years of Noah's life, at that time in Genesis 8:13. If you go to the next chapter 9:29 all of the days of Noah were 950 years and he died.
  • Jeremiah Embs - in Reply on Genesis 8:13
    Noah went in the ark when 600 years old. Stayed in ark about 1 year. 601 is Noah's age. Genesis 5:32, 7:6, 7:12, 7:17, 7:24, 8:3,4,5,6,10,13
  • Chris - in Reply on Genesis 8:13
    Dinah, the 601 years in Gen 8:13 refers to Noah's age when the flood finally was absorbed into the Earth & Noah removed the Ark's covering to observe this.

    If you follow the time line of Noah from chapter 5 verse 32, we see that Noah was 500 yrs old when his sons Shem, Ham & Japheth were born to him (probably over a period of a few years from 500). Then it took Noah & his crew almost 100 years to build the Ark (Gen 7:6, Noah was 600 yrs old when the flood started). It rained continuously & heavily for just over a month & the flood lasted for 5 months (7:24) at which time the waters depleted over the next 3 months. So after all this time, including sending out the raven & dove to test for dry land (another month of waiting before sending these birds out), another year had passed, which made Noah 601 yrs old (8:13).


 

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