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."
"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.”
Study BibleNoah 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."
While the earththe earth (at large, or partitively a land) -- common, country, earth, field, ground, land, natins, way, + wilderness, world.
remainetha day (as the warm hours),
seedtimeseed; figuratively, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity -- carnally, child, fruitful, seed(-time), sowing-time.
and harvestsevered, 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 coldcold -- cold.
and heatheat -- heat, to be hot (warm).
and summerharvest (as the crop), whether the product (grain or fruit) or the (dry) season -- summer (fruit, house).
and winterthe crop gathered, i.e. (by implication) the autumn (and winter) season; figuratively, ripeness of age -- cold, winter (-house), youth.
and daya day (as the warm hours),
and nighta twist (away of the light), i.e. night; figuratively, adversity -- (mid-)night (season).
shall not ceaseto repose, i.e. desist from exertion; used in many implied relations (causative, figurative or specific)
CommentaryMatthew 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 ReferencesPsalm 74:17
You have established all the boundaries of the earth; You have made summer and winter.
'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."
"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,
"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.
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.
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