Genesis 8:2

“The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 8:2

The fountaines also of the deepe, and the windowes of heauen were stopped, and the raine from heauen was restrained.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Also the fountains of the deep and the floodgates of the sky were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

the fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were shut, and the rain from heaven was stopped.
- Basic English Bible

And the fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were closed, and the pour of rain from heaven was stopped.
- Darby Bible

The fountains also of the deep, and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;
- Webster's Bible

The deep's fountains and the sky's windows were also stopped, and the rain from the sky was restrained.
- World English Bible

and closed are the fountains of the deep and the net-work of the heavens, and restrained is the shower from the heavens.
- Youngs Literal Bible

the fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 8:2

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 8:2


8:1 And God remembered Noah and every living thing - This is an expression after the manner of men, for not any of his creatures, much less any of his people are forgotten of God. But the whole race of mankind, except Noah and his family, was now extinguished, and gone into the land of forgetfulness, so that God's remembering Noah was the return of his mercy to mankind, of whom he would not make a full end. Noah himself, tho' one that had found grace in the eyes of the Lord, yet seemed to be forgotten in the ark; but at length God returned in mercy to him, and that is expressed by his remembering him.

8:3 The waters returned from off the earth continually - Heb. they were going and returning; a gradual departure. The heat of the sun exhaled much, and perhaps the subterraneous caverns soaked in more.

8:4 And the ark rested - upon the mountains of Ararat - Or, Armenia, whether it was directed, not by Noah's prudence, but the wise providence of God.


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