Genesis 6:8
Parallel Verses
New International Version
But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.

New Living Translation
But Noah found favor with the LORD.

English Standard Version
But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.

King James Bible
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Noah, however, found favor in the sight of the LORD.

International Standard Version
The LORD was pleased with Noah, however.

NET Bible
But Noah found favor in the sight of the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the LORD was pleased with Noah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

American King James Version
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

American Standard Version
But Noah found favor in the eyes of Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Noe found grace before the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
But Noah found favour in the eyes of Jehovah.

English Revised Version
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

World English Bible
But Noah found favor in Yahweh's eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
And Noah found grace in the eyes of Jehovah.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:8-11 Noah did not find favour in the eyes of men; they hated and persecuted him, because both by his life and preaching he condemned the world: but he found grace in the eyes of the Lord, and this made him more truly honourable than the men of renown. Let this be our chief desire, let us labour that we may be accepted of him. When the rest of the world was wicked, Noah kept his integrity. God's good-will towards Noah produced this good work in him. He was a just man, that is, justified before God, by faith in the promised Seed. As such he was made holy, and had right principles; and was righteous in his conversation. He was not only honest, but devout; it was his constant care to do the will of God. God looks down upon those with an eye of favour, who sincerely look up to him with an eye of faith. It is easy to be religious when religion is in fashion; but it shows strong faith and resolution, to swim against the stream, and to appear for God when no one else appears for him; Noah did so. All kinds of sin were found among men. They corrupted God's worship. Sin fills the earth with violence, and this fully justified God's resolution to destroy the world. The contagion spread. When wickedness is become general, ruin is not far off; while there is a remnant of praying people in a nation, to empty the measure as it fills, judgments may be long kept off; but when all hands are at work to pull down the fences, by sin, and none stand in the gap to make up the breach, what can be expected but a flood of wrath?

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 8. - But Noah found grace. Hen; the same letters as in Noah, but reversed (cf. Genesis 18:3; Genesis 39:4; 1 Kings 11:19). The present is the first occurrence of the word in Scripture. "Now for the first time grace finds a tongue to express its name" (Murphy); and it clearly signifies the same thing as in Romans 4, 5, Ephesians 2, Galatians 2, the gratuitous favor of God to sinful men.



Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. This man and his family were the only exception to the general apostasy; God always reserves some, in the worst of times, for himself; there is a remnant, according to the election of grace; it was but a small one, and that now appeared; and this was owing to the grace of God, and his choice upon that, and not to the merits of the creature. This grace, which Noah found and shared in, was the favour and good will of God; Noah was grateful and acceptable to him; he was well pleased with him in Christ; his person, services, and sacrifices, were acceptable to him through the Beloved; though he might not be acceptable in the eyes of men, who derided him for his piety and devotion, and especially for his prediction of the flood, and making an ark to save him and his family from it; yet he was very acceptable in the eyes of the Lord, and grateful in his sight, and was favoured with grace from him, who is the God of all grace, and with all the supplies of it: the Jerusalem Targum is, he"found grace and mercy;''the grace he found was not on account of his own merit, but on account of the mercy of God: and this shows that he was not without sin, or he would have stood in no need of the mercy and grace of God to save him; and as he found grace and favour in things spiritual, so in things temporal; he found favour with God, and therefore he and his family were spared, when the whole world of the ungodly were destroyed; he found favour with God, and therefore was directed by him to build an ark, for the saving of himself and his; he found favour with him, and therefore he had the honour of being the preserver of mankind, and the father of a new world.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

8. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord—favor. What an awful state of things when only one man or one family of piety and virtue was now existing among the professed sons of God!

Genesis 6:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
Noah's Favor with God
8But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. 9These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God.…
Cross References
Matthew 24:37
As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

Luke 1:30
But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.

Luke 17:26
"Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man.

1 Peter 3:20
to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water,

2 Peter 2:5
if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others;

Genesis 19:19
Your servant has found favor in your eyes, and you have shown great kindness to me in sparing my life. But I can't flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I'll die.

Exodus 33:17
And the LORD said to Moses, "I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name."

Ezekiel 14:14
even if these three men--Noah, Daniel and Job--were in it, they could save only themselves by their righteousness, declares the Sovereign LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

Genesis 19:19 Behold now, your servant has found grace in your sight, and you have …

Exodus 33:12-17 And Moses said to the LORD, See, you say to me, Bring up this people: …

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and …

Psalm 145:20 The LORD preserves all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

Proverbs 3:4 So shall you find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

Proverbs 8:35 For whoever finds me finds life, and shall obtain favor of the LORD.

Proverbs 12:2 A good man obtains favor of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices …

Jeremiah 31:2 Thus said the LORD, The people which were left of the sword found …

Luke 1:30 And the angel said to her, Fear not, Mary: for you have found favor with God.

Acts 7:46 Who found favor before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for …

Romans 4:4 Now to him that works is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.

Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is …

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed …

Galatians 1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, …

2 Timothy 1:18 The Lord grant to him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that …

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,

Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according …

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may …

2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a …

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