Genesis Chapter 7 Discussion

  • Chris - In Reply on Genesis 7 - 5 months ago
    I believe you're correct Bonnergy, there is no indication anywhere that the creatures under the water were affected by God's Judgement upon man & beast. Genesis 7, as you quoted, clearly indicates that as those pairs (or, sevens) of animals that were led into the Ark ( Genesis 7:8,9,14,15,23) were saved & all other creatures that lived on the land or flew were destroyed. Noah was never instructed to get pairs of sea creatures into the Ark. Why God allowed this, we can't know for sure, except that with a flood of that magnitude, all animals (& mankind) which could not live/breathe underwater, were destined to perish, save those which were saved by God. So, even though it was for mankind's wickedness the Earth was destroyed by water, unfortunately the innocent animals living above ground had to also perish with man.
  • Bonnergy on Genesis 7 - 5 months ago
    Does it mean fishes and all other creatures that reside in the water were not destroyed by the flood? because I can't see where it was mentioned. But God destroyed man and every living creature by the flood, both on land and the birds of the air.
  • Chris - In Reply on Genesis 7 - 1 year ago
    Hi Roena. The only passage to indicate this is in Genesis 7:7-10, i.e. after Noah, his family & animals were safely locked away in the Ark, "it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth." If we are to understand that the Earth began to reveal water or flooding (however minimal) at the seventh day of Noah entering the Ark, then it can be safely assumed that the rain began to fall a day or two before that seventh day.
  • Roena Melvin on Genesis 7 - 1 year ago
    How many days was Noah and his family IN the Ark before the rain began to fall upon the earth?
  • Chris - In Reply on Genesis 7 - 1 year ago
    The Apostle Peter wrote in 1 Peter 3:20: "....the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water." And of course, Genesis 7:7 also states, "And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood."

    Here, we get confirmation that only eight people were saved by entering the Ark - no mention of any children or slaves.
  • Ricardo N. Apuyo on Genesis 7 - 1 year ago
    On a self-same day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the three (3) Sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his Sons with them, into the ark; My question and comments are did not mentioned the children of his three Sons Shem, and Ham, and Japheth and also, their slave's and Noah's wife slave's did not mention also to entered Ark. It's possible there have children of his three sons for Noah's grandchildren and also a slave to enter Ark. Please kindly deeper explanation to send us my email account address. We will be waiting for your response.
  • Alex1939 - In Reply on Genesis 7 - 1 year ago
    Hiya Rob Gbu...Good Question....The New Heaven and New Earth will come via his Seed...The contents of the Book that he wrote with his own blood...Unless The Lord of Sabaoth had left us a SEED We wd have been made like unto Sodom and Gomarath...Isaiah says as the new heaven and the new earth will remain so shall thy seed and Name remain...Plz Note that the Kingdom of God does not come till the Woman is in birth pains... Rev 12:10...After the Book is opened...The Words of the book are the seeds of the sower as Jesus said the good seeds are Children of the Kingdom...Unless you receive the Kingdom of God as a lil Child you will in no wise enter there in...Jesus had a secret thats y he always spoke in parables...It was not time for the Children to be born in us which is the H.G..The Israel of God, That Woman giving birth is US Humanity as Jesus said the field is the world where that good seed will be sown.... Matthew 13:26

    .....When the disciples argued among themselves who was the greatest....Jesus sat a child in their midst..And they asked Jesus who was greatest in the KiNGDOM OF God and Jesus replied unless ya be converted and become as a lil Child you Matthew 18:2 ...Which is the H.G. The Child of Promise....Rev.12:10....Now is come salvation and the power of his Christ ( the manchild) that is gonna rule all nations...Which is our new heart and new spirit...Our New Innerman...The H.G. THAT Child of Promise...God swore by himself when he made that great Promise that Jesus wd be multiplied as the stars of heaven...When a seed dies it multiplies...Thus the H.G. is that Child of Promise...And whosoever receiveth one Child in MY NAME RECEIVETH ME...thats Y THE H.G. has to me in his name...A lil one is gona become a 1000 and a small one a strong nation...I the Lord will hasten it in its time...An Israel of God Which is gonna be his seed the words of the book that wrote with is own blood...Be ye Perfect as your father in heaven is perfect... Matthew 5:48...Gbu
  • S Spencer - In Reply on Genesis 7 - 1 year ago
    Hi Rob.

    The short answer to your question is " The Rapture."

    Those left behind is called "The inhabitants or Earth dwellers."

    "This is not the second coming."

    In the second coming we see no removal of the saints. He comes in judgment.

    God bless.
  • Fred Scanlan - In Reply on Genesis 7 - 1 year ago
    The number 7 means completion, God rested on the 7 th day. The seven churches spoken of in revelation, along with the stars. Numbers are very Significant throughout the bible. The 10 virgins are the ten tribes, the 2 sons are the two tribes in the prodical son. The numbers Jesus uses are very important. The ten lepers etc...
  • Jacqui - In Reply on Genesis 7 - 1 year ago
    Numbers are very important in the Bible . However , there is always a danger that we can put too much significance on them and , if we do , we may end up paying more attention to them than we do to God's Word . I would caution anyone against getting too deeply into their significance as we could find ourselves on the edges of numerology and that wouldn't be advisable for anyone who considers themselves to be a Christian .
  • Calvin lamarque on Genesis 7 - 1 year ago
    Why is the number 7 not spoke highly about because the number 7 is in Genesis 2:2 & 3.
  • Chris - In Reply on Genesis 7 - 1 year ago
    Hi Jacquelyn. Go through Leviticus chapter 11 to learn of clean & unclean animals.
  • Jacquelyn M Naylor on Genesis 7 - 1 year ago
    Which are the unclean animals, and where do I find that truth?
  • Dav47 - In Reply on Genesis 7 - 1 year ago
    Lev 19:19 Deu 22:9 horticulture, you don't plant different seeds side by side it will intermix and taste horrible don't cross pollinate; don't mix plant or seed, they will not mingle , want be fit to eat. GOD wants things the way he made them, they are perfect the way they are, same with animals and all HIS creation; HE doesn't want them mixed they are perfect the way HE created them.
  • Streetpreacher - In Reply on Genesis 7 - 1 year ago
    I've never run across a verse like that. Was there something you had in mind about that possibility.

    Now I have a cockatiel as a pet. A year ago her cockatiel mate died in a ice storm that lasted 10 days. I got her a parakeet and they tried to kill each most of the time. He was given to a lonely neighbor and she is very happy to have him :D

    Same species know somehow, they are a match; no matter what color. They will still make babies. When feathered friends are happy they play and sing.
  • Teresa on Genesis 7 - 1 year ago
    I have a question! What book and verse in the Bible does it say for a red bird not to lay with a blue bird?
  • Chris - In Reply on Genesis 7 - 1 year ago
    Yes Valsa, I tend to believe that also, that Noah, his family & the animals were in the Ark for a week before the first drops of rain were seen.
  • Valsa George - In Reply on Genesis 7 - 1 year ago
    May be 7 days after completion of the consruction of the Arc.
  • Why the Bible Seems To Skip Around - In Reply on Genesis 7 - 1 year ago
    I do not mean to critique the way in which Moses wrote down the Book of Genesis. It is what it is. I don't know at this minute how many years passed between Noah, and the writer, Moses. Moses wrote the first 5 books of the Bible.

    I am not saying Genesis is in any way inaccurate. Moses's would write a portion down; and come back later and pick up the thought a 2nd time. He had all of the Jews complaining about everything. As we do (are we there yet?) Flip forward and read of Moses's problems administrating to so many people "yanking on his robe". He finally appointed co-leadership to deal with the problems as they came up. So try to understand his dilemma. He HAD TO SIT BEFORE THE LORD, to hear how to write the 5 Books. He had the people complaining about the manna, etc.

    You can see the breaks in continuity. It also shows us that principal__no man/woman is an island just unto himself/herself. We need interaction with others to help us complete tasks. In Moses's situation, his appointees relayed reports of what was happening.

    Moses was a man just like us. When we need assistance, we ask God for our help__first. And then listen till the answer comes. When I noticed those "skip backs" in scripture, I just pencil a note to in my Bible where it happened.

    The Bible was canonized this way. Others saw it too. However it in no way changes the thought or the record. There are no errors in the Bible. It is divinely inspired. That's why this one book has survived "6000 years."

  • VALSA GEORGE on Genesis 7 - 1 year ago
    Q. When did Noah enter the Arc? 7 days before the flood or on the day the rain started.

    7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

    1.10And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.

    2.11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

    3.And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

    4.13In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;
  • T. Levis - In Reply on Genesis 7 - 2 years ago
    Genesis 6:5-8, Genesis 6:11-13, Genesis 6:19-21, yet HE preserved life. Genesis 9:9-17, John 3:15-16,

    You don't need to look far to see disregard for life of babies, abortion kills millions & who spares a single child from it? Spade & nueter goes on constantly of animals destroying seed before reproduction. Crimes, injustice, lies, greed etc. If it was so wicked & coucorrupt then? I don't want to imagine. )=

    Psalms 139, Psalms 111, Matthew 9:26, Matthew 14:14, Isaiah 53:5, 1 Peter 2:24, Revelation 7:16-17,
  • Mary on Genesis 7 - 2 years ago
    Why was innocent life destroyed during the flood. Infant babies, animals? They did not sin against GOD? This has always puzzled me.
  • Jcbu undercover on Genesis 7 - 2 years ago
    o o o o o o o oo oo Holy breadcrumbs our Lord gave to us To eat to share to keep from our Lusts.o o o o o o o Mathew Henry 1710 Those that come into the ark should bring as many as they can! o o o o o oo o o TL for everyone has something to offer our king. o o o o o o oo oo o See you all on the next journey.o o o o o o o
  • GiGi on Genesis 7 - 2 years ago
    Interesting to read everyone's comments on this chapter. I am thankful for the flood. Imagine the reign of evil in our world if wicked, blasphemous, unbelieving people lived until they were 900 years old throughout history. Imagine the accumulated knowledge of evil and wicked practices that would pervade all civilizations. God was merciful in His judgment.

    Think about it, if Noah alone was righteous in His generation, would there be anyone standing for God today if the flood had not occurred? Would today have even ever came? Praise the Lord for his mercy! Ps. 19:9 says that the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous. Do we trust Him to judge rightly? Do we believe that he will judge everyone pre and post flood in perfect truth and righteousness? He knows the hearts of everyone and the plans He has for each person. He will judge all of the babies that died in the flood perfectly.

    As I read this chapter the most important thing that stood out to me was that Noah lived out his faith by doing ALL that God had told him to do. It must have been hard to endure 500 years in a world so full of evil and violence. Did this make it harder or easier for Noah to stay true to God? Did he set his face like stone in the Lord's direction instead of the world's direction? Did experiencing the reality of living in such a wicked world strengthen his determination to follow God? I think it did. I think He grieved over the wickedness as the Lord did. I think he hated the wickedness like God did. I think he desired that people would repent and turn back to God like the Lord desires. In essence, the Spirit formed in Noah the "mind of Christ"; Christ was formed in him by the Spirit. This, too, is for us. If you ever wondered about what the point of developing godly habits was if we are forgiven for all of our sins in Jesus, think about Noah and the challenges he faced. His faith endured to the end. May that be true of each of us, too.
  • Maryfran53223 on Genesis 7 - 2 years ago
    Genesis 7:2 It tells us that God told Noah " Of every clean beast thou shat take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. What was the purpose of the unclean beast?
  • Adam - In Reply on Genesis 7 - 2 years ago
    Read Gen 7:10. It was 7 days between when the rain started and "waters of the flood were upon the earth."
  • Rick - In Reply on Genesis 7 - 2 years ago
    BSP Are you saying that noah built and prepared the ark in seven days?
  • BSP on Genesis 7 - 2 years ago
    Verse 4-Jehovah God gave the time of just 7 days until the Flood would come. Noah and his family had to do the tasks they had been assigned just as they were outlined and they had to do so with urgency.
  • Terry M Blackwell on Genesis 7 - 2 years ago
    Please do not bring what happened thousands of years ago and compared it to what we know today it makes better sense that way there world or there earth is where they lived they did not know about the United States, north pole or the south pole it just makes better sense that way.
  • Suziq - In Reply on Genesis 7 - 2 years ago
    It was an act of faith on noahs part ,if noah made the ark exactly to Gods specifications ,he would have noticed that he wouldnt be able to close the door from the inside for whatever reason ,for him not to be worried about this ,for him not to question Gods design of the ark ,shows an enormous amount of faith in God . We need to show our faith in God by accepting the life circumstances that He has put us in and not worrying too much about where He puts us ,trust in His love and care for us ,God thinks of EVERYTHING .

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