Genesis 8:22
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New International Version
"As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease."

New Living Translation
As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night."

English Standard Version
While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”

New American Standard Bible
"While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease."

King James Bible
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night will not cease."

International Standard Version
"Never again, as long as the earth exists, will sowing and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night ever cease."

NET Bible
"While the earth continues to exist, planting time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night will not cease."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As long as the earth exists, planting and harvesting, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never stop."

JPS Tanakh 1917
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.'

New American Standard 1977
“While the earth remains,
            Seedtime and harvest,
            And cold and heat,
            And summer and winter,
            And day and night
            Shall not cease.”



Jubilee Bible 2000
While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

King James 2000 Bible
While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

American King James Version
While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

American Standard Version
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All the days of the earth, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, night and day, shall not cease.

Darby Bible Translation
Henceforth, all the days of the earth, seed [time] and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night, shall not cease.

English Revised Version
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Webster's Bible Translation
While the earth remaineth, seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

World English Bible
While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."

Young's Literal Translation
during all days of the earth, seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night, do not cease.'

Study Bible
Noah Builds an Altar
21The LORD smelled the soothing aroma; and the LORD said to Himself, "I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done. 22"While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease."
Word Study

While the earth
'erets  (eh'-rets)
the earth (at large, or partitively a land) -- common, country, earth, field, ground, land, natins, way, + wilderness, world.

remaineth
yowm  (yome)
a day (as the warm hours),

seedtime
zera`  (zeh'-rah)
seed; figuratively, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity -- carnally, child, fruitful, seed(-time), sowing-time.

and harvest
qatsiyr  (kaw-tseer')
severed, i.e. harvest (as reaped), the crop, the time, the reaper, or figuratively; also a limb (of a tree, or simply foliage) -- bough, branch, harvest (man).

and cold
qor  (kore)
cold -- cold.

and heat
chom  (khome)
heat -- heat, to be hot (warm).

and summer
qayits  (kah'-yits)
harvest (as the crop), whether the product (grain or fruit) or the (dry) season -- summer (fruit, house).

and winter
choreph  (kho'-ref)
the crop gathered, i.e. (by implication) the autumn (and winter) season; figuratively, ripeness of age -- cold, winter (-house), youth.

and day
yowm  (yome)
a day (as the warm hours),

and night
layil  (lah'-yil)
a twist (away of the light), i.e. night; figuratively, adversity -- (mid-)night (season).

shall not cease
shabath  (shaw-bath')
to repose, i.e. desist from exertion; used in many implied relations (causative, figurative or specific)

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:20-22 Noah was now gone out into a desolate world, where, one might have thought, his first care would have been to build a house for himself, but he begins with an alter for God. He begins well, that begins with God. Though Noah's stock of cattle was small, and that saved at great care and pains, yet he did not grudge to serve God out of it. Serving God with our little is the way to make it more; we must never think that is wasted with which God is honoured. The first thing done in the new world was an act of worship. We are now to express our thankfulness, not by burnt-offerings, but by praise, and pious devotions and conversation. God was well pleased with what was done. But the burning flesh could no more please God, than the blood of bulls and goats, except as typical of the sacrifice of Christ, and expressing Noah's humble faith and devotedness to God. The flood washed away the race of wicked men, but it did not remove sin from man's nature, who being conceived and born in sin, thinks, devises, and loves wickedness, even from his youth, and that as much since the flood as before. But God graciously declared he never would drown the world again. While the earth remains, and man upon it, there shall be summer and winter. It is plain that this earth is not to remain always. It, and all the works in it, must shortly be burned up; and we look for new heavens and a new earth, when all these things shall be dissolved. But as long as it does remain, God's providence will cause the course of times and seasons to go on, and makes each to know its place. And on this word we depend, that thus it shall be. We see God's promises to the creatures made good, and may infer that his promises to all believers shall be so.
Cross References
Psalm 74:17
You have established all the boundaries of the earth; You have made summer and winter.

Jeremiah 5:24
'They do not say in their heart, "Let us now fear the LORD our God, Who gives rain in its season, Both the autumn rain and the spring rain, Who keeps for us The appointed weeks of the harvest."

Jeremiah 33:20
"Thus says the LORD, 'If you can break My covenant for the day and My covenant for the night, so that day and night will not be at their appointed time,

Jeremiah 33:25
"Thus says the LORD, 'If My covenant for day and night stand not, and the fixed patterns of heaven and earth I have not established,
Treasury of Scripture

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

While the earth remaineth. Heb. as yet all the days of the earth.

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seed-time. Most of the European nations divide the year into four distinct parts, called quarters or seasons; but there are six divisions in the text, which obtained in Palestine among the Hebrews, and exist among the Arabs to the present day. According to this gracious promise, the heavenly bodies have preserved their courses, the seasons their successions, and the earth its increase for the use of man.

Genesis 45:6 For these two years has the famine been in the land: and yet there …

Exodus 34:21 Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest: in …

Psalm 74:16,17 The day is yours, the night also is yours: you have prepared the …

Songs 2:11,12 For, see, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone…

Isaiah 54:9 For this is as the waters of Noah to me: for as I have sworn that …

Jeremiah 5:24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, …

James 5:7 Be patient therefore, brothers, to the coming of the Lord. Behold, …

day.

Jeremiah 31:35 Thus said the LORD, which gives the sun for a light by day, and the …

Jeremiah 33:20-26 Thus said the LORD; If you can break my covenant of the day, and …

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