Genesis 8:5

“And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the waters decreased continually vntill the tenth moneth: in the tenth moneth, on the first day of the moneth, were the tops of the mountaines seene.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The water decreased steadily until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains became visible.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And still the waters went on falling, till on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains were seen.
- Basic English Bible

And the waters abated continually until the tenth month: in the tenth [month], on the first of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.
- Darby Bible

And the waters decreased continually, till the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
- Webster's Bible

The waters receded continually until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.
- World English Bible

and the waters have been going and becoming lacking till the tenth month; in the tenth [month], on the first of the month, appeared the heads of the mountains.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 8:5


8:5 The tops of the mountains were seen - Like little islands appearing above water. They felt ground above forty days before they saw it, according to Dr. Lightfoots's computation, whence he infers that if the waters decreased proportionably, the ark drew eleven cubits in water.


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