Genesis 8:5
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.

New Living Translation
Two and a half months later, as the waters continued to go down, other mountain peaks became visible.

English Standard Version
And the waters continued to abate until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.

New American Standard Bible
The water decreased steadily until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains became visible.

King James Bible
And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The waters continued to recede until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were visible.

International Standard Version
The flood water continued to recede until the tenth month, when, on the first of that month, the tops of the mountains could be seen.

NET Bible
The waters kept on receding until the tenth month. On the first day of the tenth month, the tops of the mountains became visible.

New Heart English Bible
The waters receded continually until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The water kept decreasing until the tenth month. On the first day of the tenth month, the tops of the mountains appeared.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

New American Standard 1977
And the water decreased steadily until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains became visible.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.

King James 2000 Bible
And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

American King James Version
And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

American Standard Version
And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the waters were going and decreasing until the tenth month: for in the tenth month, the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains appeared.

Darby Bible Translation
And the waters abated continually until the tenth month: in the tenth [month], on the first of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.

English Revised Version
And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the waters decreased continually, till the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

World English Bible
The waters receded continually until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.

Young's Literal Translation
and the waters have been going and becoming lacking till the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first of the month, appeared the heads of the mountains.
Study Bible
The Ark Rests on Ararat
4In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat. 5The water decreased steadily until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains became visible. 6Then it came about at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made;…
Cross References
Genesis 8:3
and the water receded steadily from the earth, and at the end of one hundred and fifty days the water decreased.

Genesis 8:4
In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat.

Genesis 8:6
Then it came about at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made;
Treasury of Scripture

And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

decreased continually. Heb. were in going and decreasing. the tenth. ch.

Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the …

(5) Seen.--See Note on Genesis 8:4.

Verse 5. - And the waters decreased continually - literally, were going and decreasing - until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, - chodesh, a lunar month, beginning at the new moon, from chadash, to be new; νεομηνία, LXX. (cf. Exodus 13:5). Chodesh yamim, the period of a month (cf. Genesis 29:14; Numbers 11:20, 21) - were the tops of the mountains seen. "Became distinctly visible" (Tayler Lewis, who thinks they may have previously projected above the waters). Apparuerunt cacumina montium (Vulgate). The waters had now been subsiding ten weeks, and as the height of the water above the highest hills was probably determined by the draught of the ark, we may naturally reason that the subsidence which had taken place since the seventeenth day of the seventh month was not less than three hundred and fifteen inches, at twenty-one inches to the cubit, or about four and one-third inches a day. And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month,.... That is, from the seventeenth of the seventh month, to the first of the tenth month, a space of two months and thirteen days, and being summer time, through the heat of the sun, they decreased apace:

in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen; not the tenth month of the flood, but of the year; the month Tammuz, as the Targum of Jonathan, and answers to part of June, and part of July; and the first day of this month, according to Bishop Usher (h), was Sunday the nineteenth of July: but according to Jarchi, whom Dr. Lightfoot (i) follows, this was the month Ab, which answers to July and August, the tenth from Marchesvan, when the rain began.

(h) Ut supra. (Annales Vet. Test. p. 4.) (i) Ut supra. (Works, vol 1. p. 6.) 5. And the waters decreased continually—The decrease of the waters was for wise reasons exceedingly slow and gradual—the period of their return being nearly twice as long as that of their rise.8:4-12 The ark rested upon a mountain, whither it was directed by the wise and gracious providence of God, that might rest the sooner. God has times and places of rest for his people after their tossing; and many times he provides for their seasonable and comfortable settlement, without their own contrivance, and quite beyond their own foresight. God had told Noah when the flood would come, yet he did not give him an account by revelation, at what times and by what steps it should go away. The knowledge of the former was necessary to his preparing the ark; but the knowledge of the latter would serve only to gratify curiosity; and concealing it from him would exercise his faith and patience. Noah sent forth a raven from the ark, which went flying about, and feeding on the carcasses that floated. Noah then sent forth a dove, which returned the first time without good news; but the second time, she brought an olive leaf in her bill, plucked off, plainly showing that trees, fruit trees, began to appear above water. Noah sent forth the dove the second time, seven days after the first, and the third time was after seven days also; probably on the sabbath day. Having kept the sabbath with his little church, he expected especial blessings from Heaven, and inquired concerning them. The dove is an emblem of a gracious soul, that, finding no solid peace of satisfaction in this deluged, defiling world, returns to Christ as to its ark, as to its Noah, its rest. The defiling world, returns to Christ as to its ark, as to its Noah, its rest. The carnal heart, like the raven, takes up with the world, and feeds on the carrion it finds there; but return thou to my rest, O my soul; to thy Noah, so the word is, Ps 116:7. And as Noah put forth his hand, and took the dove, and pulled her to him, into the ark, so Christ will save, and help, and welcome those that flee to him for rest.
Jump to Previous
Abate Appeared Continually Continued Decreased Falling First Heads Lacking Month Mountains Recede Receded Steadily Tenth Tops Visible Water Waters
Jump to Next
Abate Appeared Continually Continued Decreased Falling First Heads Lacking Month Mountains Recede Receded Steadily Tenth Tops Visible Water Waters
Links
Genesis 8:5 NIV
Genesis 8:5 NLT
Genesis 8:5 ESV
Genesis 8:5 NASB
Genesis 8:5 KJV

Genesis 8:5 Biblia Paralela
Genesis 8:5 Chinese Bible
Genesis 8:5 French Bible
Genesis 8:5 German Bible

Alphabetical: and became continued day decreased first in month mountains of on recede steadily tenth The to tops until visible water waters

OT Law: Genesis 8:5 The waters receded continually until the tenth (Gen. Ge Gn) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Genesis 8:4
Top of Page
Top of Page