Genesis 7:7
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New International Version
And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood.

New Living Translation
He went on board the boat to escape the flood--he and his wife and his sons and their wives.

English Standard Version
And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him went into the ark to escape the waters of the flood.

New American Standard Bible
Then Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him entered the ark because of the water of the flood.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Noah, his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives entered the ark because of the waters of the flood.

International Standard Version
Noah, his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives entered the ark with him before the flood waters arrived.

NET Bible
Noah entered the ark along with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives because of the floodwaters.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Noah, his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives went into the ship to escape the floodwaters.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Noe went in and his sons, his wife and the wives of his sons with him into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
Noah went into the ship with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives, because of the waters of the flood.

Young's Literal Translation
And Noah goeth in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, unto the ark, from the presence of the waters of the deluge;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:1-12 The call to Noah is very kind, like that of a tender father to his children to come in-doors when he sees night or a storm coming. Noah did not go into the ark till God bade him, though he knew it was to be his place of refuge. It is very comfortable to see God going before us in every step we take. Noah had taken a great deal of pains to build the ark, and now he was himself kept alive in it. What we do in obedience to the command of God, and in faith, we ourselves shall certainly have the comfort of, first or last. This call to Noah reminds us of the call the gospel gives to poor sinners. Christ is an ark, in whom alone we can be safe, when death and judgment approach. The word says, Come; ministers say, Come; the Spirit says, Come, come into the Ark. Noah was accounted righteous, not for his own righteousness, but as an heir of the righteousness which is by faith, Heb 11:7. He believed the revelation of a saviour, and sought and expected salvation through Him alone. Thus was he justified by faith, and received that Spirit whose fruit is in all goodness; but if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. After the hundred and twenty years, God granted seven days' longer space for repentance. But these seven days were trifled away, like all the rest. It shall be but seven days. They had only one week more, one sabbath more to improve, and to consider the things that belonged to their peace. But it is common for those who have been careless of their souls during the years of their health, when they have looked upon death at a distance, to be as careless during the days, the few days of their sickness, when they see death approaching; their hearts being hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. As Noah prepared the ark by faith in the warning given that the flood would come, so he went into it, by faith in this warning that it would come quickly. And on the day Noah was securely fixed in the ark, the fountains of the great deep were broken up. The earth had within it those waters, which, at God's command, sprang up and flooded it; and thus our bodies have in themselves those humours, which, when God pleases, become the seeds and springs of mortal diseases. The windows of heaven were opened, and the waters which were above the firmament, that is, in the air, were poured out upon the earth. The rain comes down in drops; but such rains fell then, as were never known before or since. It rained without stop or abatement, forty days and forty nights, upon the whole earth at once. As there was a peculiar exercise of the almighty power of God in causing the flood, it is vain and presumptuous to attempt explaining the method of it, by human wisdom.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - And Noah went in. I.e. began to go in a full week before the waters came (vide ver. 10). "A proof of faith and a warning to the world." And his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him. In all eight persons (1 Peter 3:20); whence it is obvious that "each had but one wife, and that polygamy, as it began among the Cainites, was most probably confined to them" (Poole). Into the ark, because of the waters of the flood. Literally, from the face of the waters, being moved with fear and impelled by faith (Hebrews 11:7).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark,.... Within the space of the seven days, between the command of God to go into it, and the coming of the flood; or rather on the seventh day, on which it began to rain; when he saw it was coming on, see Genesis 7:11.

because of the waters of the flood; for fear of them, lest, before he entered into the ark with his family, he and they should be carried away with them; or "from the face of the waters" (r), which now began to appear and spread; or rather, "before the waters" (s), before they came to any height.

(r) "a facie aquarum", Pagninus, Montanus. (s) "Ante aquas diluvii", Schmidt.



Genesis 7:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Floodwaters Arrive
6Now Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of water came upon the earth. 7Then Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him entered the ark because of the water of the flood. 8Of clean animals and animals that are not clean and birds and everything that creeps on the ground,…
Cross References
Matthew 24:38
For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark;

Luke 17:27
People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.

Genesis 6:18
But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark--you and your sons and your wife and your sons' wives with you.

Genesis 7:13
On that very day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

Genesis 7:1,13-15 And the LORD said to Noah, Come you and all your house into the ark; …

Genesis 6:18 But with you will I establish my covenant; and you shall come into …

Proverbs 22:3 A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself: but the simple …

Matthew 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and …

Luke 17:27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in …

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God …

Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved …

1 Peter 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the long-suffering of …

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

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