Genesis 6:14
New International Version
So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.

New Living Translation
"Build a large boat from cypress wood and waterproof it with tar, inside and out. Then construct decks and stalls throughout its interior.

English Standard Version
Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch.

Berean Study Bible
Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; make rooms in the ark and coat it with pitch inside and out.

New American Standard Bible
"Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; you shall make the ark with rooms, and shall cover it inside and out with pitch.

King James Bible
Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

Christian Standard Bible
"Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it with pitch inside and outside.

Contemporary English Version
Get some good lumber and build a boat. Put rooms in it and cover it with tar inside and out.

Good News Translation
Build a boat for yourself out of good timber; make rooms in it and cover it with tar inside and out.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it with pitch inside and outside.

International Standard Version
So make yourself an ark out of cedar, constructing compartments in it, and cover it inside and out with tar.

NET Bible
Make for yourself an ark of cypress wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it with pitch inside and out.

New Heart English Bible
Make a ship of gopher wood. You shall make rooms in the ship, and shall seal it inside and outside with pitch.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Make yourself a ship of cypress wood. Make rooms in the ship and coat it inside and out with tar.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Make thee an ark of gopher wood; with rooms shalt thou make the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

New American Standard 1977
“Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; you shall make the ark with rooms, and shall cover it inside and out with pitch.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Make thee an ark of cedar trees; rooms shalt thou make in the ark and shalt reconcile it within and without covering it over with pitch. {Heb. ransom or atonement}

King James 2000 Bible
Make you an ark of gopher wood; rooms shall you make in the ark, and shall pitch it inside and outside with pitch.

American King James Version
Make you an ark of gopher wood; rooms shall you make in the ark, and shall pitch it within and without with pitch.

American Standard Version
Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Make therefore for thyself an ark of square timber; thou shalt make the ark in compartments, and thou shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Make thee an ark of timber planks: thou shalt make little rooms in the ark, and thou shalt pitch it within and without.

Darby Bible Translation
Make thyself an ark of gopher wood: [with] cells shalt thou make the ark; and pitch it inside and outside with pitch.

English Revised Version
Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

Webster's Bible Translation
Make thee an ark of gopher-wood: rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

World English Bible
Make a ship of gopher wood. You shall make rooms in the ship, and shall seal it inside and outside with pitch.

Young's Literal Translation
'Make for thyself an ark of gopher-wood; rooms dost thou make with the ark, and thou hast covered it within and without with cypress;
Study Bible
Noah Builds the Ark
13Then God said to Noah, “The end of all living creatures has come before Me, because through them the earth is full of violence. Now behold, I will destroy both them and the earth. 14Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; make rooms in the ark and coat it with pitch inside and out. 15And this is how you are to build it: The ark is to be 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high.…
Cross References
Genesis 6:13
Then God said to Noah, "The end of all living creatures has come before Me, because through them the earth is full of violence. Now behold, I will destroy both them and the earth.

Genesis 6:15
And this is how you are to build it: The ark is to be 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high.

Treasury of Scripture

Make you an ark of gopher wood; rooms shall you make in the ark, and shall pitch it within and without with pitch.

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Matthew 24:38
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

Luke 17:27
They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

1 Peter 3:20
Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

rooms.

Exodus 2:3
And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.







Lexicon
Make
עֲשֵׂ֤ה (‘ă·śêh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

for yourself
לְךָ֙ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

an ark
תֵּבַ֣ת (tê·ḇaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8392: A box, chest

of gopher
גֹ֔פֶר (ḡō·p̄er)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1613: A kind of tree, wood, the cypress

wood;
עֲצֵי־ (‘ă·ṣê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6086: Tree, trees, wood

make
תַּֽעֲשֶׂ֣ה (ta·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

rooms
קִנִּ֖ים (qin·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7064: A nest, the nestlings, a chamber, dwelling

in
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

the ark
הַתֵּבָ֑ה (hat·tê·ḇāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8392: A box, chest

and coat it with pitch
וְכָֽפַרְתָּ֥ (wə·ḵā·p̄ar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3722: To cover, to expiate, condone, to placate, cancel

inside
מִבַּ֥יִת (mib·ba·yiṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

and out.
וּמִח֖וּץ (ū·mi·ḥūṣ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2351: Separate by a, wall, outside, outdoors
(14) Make thee an ark.--Tebah, a word so archaic that scholars neither know its derivation, nor even to what language it belongs. It is certain, however, that it was an oblong box, not capable of sailing, but intended merely to float. In the Chaldean account of the deluge, the language everywhere is that of a maritime people: the history in Genesis is as plainly the work of a people living inland.

Of gopher wood.--Heb., trees (or beams) of gopher This is also a word which occurs nowhere else, but means the cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), a tall, upright evergreen tree, of great durability, and anciently much valued for shipbuilding.

Rooms.--Literally, nests, small cells or cabins, arranged in three tiers, so that the interlacing of the timbers might aid in holding the whole structure together.

Pitch.--That is, natural bitumen. The ark therefore must have been built in some country where this natural product is easily obtainable, as in Assyria.

Verse 14. - Make thee an ark. תֵּבַת, constr. of תֵּבָה, etymology unknown (Gesenius); of Shemitic origin, from תָּבָה, to be hollow (Furst); of Egyptian derivation, a boat being called tept (Keil, Kalisch, Knobel); from the Sanskrit pota, a pot or boat (Bohlen); "a peculiar archaic term for a very unusual thing, like מַבּוּל, the term for the Flood itself" (T. Lewis); translated κιβωτός θίβη (LXX.), area (Vulgate), λάρναξ (Nicolas Damaseenus), πλοῖον (Berosus); not a ship in the ordinary acceptation of the word, but a box or chest (cf. Exodus 2:3) capable of floating on the waters. "Similar vessels, generally, however, drawn by horses or men, were and are still used in some parts of Europe and Asia" (Kalisch). Of gopher wood. Literally, woods of gopher (גֹפֶר: ἅπαξ λεγ.., the root of which, like כפר, seams to signify to cover (Kalisch); ligna bituminata (Vulgate); pitch trees, resinous trees, such as are used in ship-building (Gesenius); most likely cypress, κυπάρισσος (Bochart, Celsius, Keil), which was used "in some parts of Asia exclusively as the material for ships, in Athens for coffins, and in Egypt for mummy cases" (Kaliseh). "It is said too that the gates of St. Peter's Church at Rome (made of this wood), which lasted from the time of Constantine to that of Eugene IV., 1. a 1100 years, had in that period suffered no decay" (Bush). Rooms - kinnim, nests, applied metaphorically to the chambers of the ark - shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. וְכָפַרְתָּ בַּכֹּפֶר: literally, shalt cover it with a covering. The substance to be employed was probably bitumen or asphalt (ἄσφαλτος, LXX.; bitumen, Vulgate). The root (cf. English, cover) signifies also to pardon sin, i.e. to cover them from God's sight (Psalm 65:3; Psalm 78:38; 2 Chronicles 30:18), and to make expiation for sin, i.e. to obtain covering for them (Genesis 32:20; Daniel 9:24); whence gopher is used for a ransom (Exodus 21:30; Exodus 30:12), and cap-poreth, the covering of the ark (Exodus 25:17), for the mercy-seat (ἱλαστήριον, LXX.; propitiatorium, Vulgate). 6:12-21 God told Noah his purpose to destroy the wicked world by water. The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him, Ps 25:14. It is with all believers, enabling them to understand and apply the declarations and warnings of the written word. God chose to do it by a flood of waters, which should drown the world. As he chooses the rod with which he corrects his children, so he chooses the sword with which he cuts off his enemies. God established his covenant with Noah. This is the first place in the Bible where the word 'covenant' is found; it seems to mean, 1. The covenant of providence; that the course of nature shall be continued to the end of time. 2. The covenant of grace; that God would be a God to Noah, and that out of his seed God would take to himself a people. God directed Noah to make an ark. This ark was like the hulk of a ship, fitted to float upon the waters. It was very large, half the size of St. Paul's cathedral, and would hold more than eighteen of the largest ships now used. God could have secured Noah without putting him to any care, or pains, or trouble; but employed him in making that which was to be the means to preserve him, for the trial of his faith and obedience. Both the providence of God, and the grace of God, own and crown the obedient and diligent. God gave Noah particular orders how to make the ark, which could not therefore but be well fitted for the purpose. God promised Noah that he and his family should be kept alive in the ark. What we do in obedience to God, we and our families are likely to have the benefit of. The piety of parents gets their children good in this life, and furthers them in the way to eternal life, if they improve it.
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