Genesis 7:18
New International Version
The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.

New Living Translation
As the waters rose higher and higher above the ground, the boat floated safely on the surface.

English Standard Version
The waters prevailed and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the face of the waters.

Berean Study Bible
So the waters continued to surge and rise greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the waters.

King James Bible
And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

New King James Version
The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters.

New American Standard Bible
The water prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.

NASB 1995
The water prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.

NASB 1977
And the water prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark floated on the surface of the water.

Amplified Bible
The waters became mighty and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the waters.

Christian Standard Bible
The water surged and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The waters surged and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.

American Standard Version
And the waters prevailed, and increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the waters prevailed and increased much on the Earth and the ark was moving on the face of the waters.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the water prevailed and abounded exceedingly upon the earth, and the ark was borne upon the water.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they overflowed exceedingly: and filled all on the face of the earth: and the ark was carried upon the waters.

English Revised Version
And the waters prevailed, and increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

Good News Translation
The water became deeper, and the boat drifted on the surface.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As the water rose and became very deep, the ship floated on top of the water.

International Standard Version
The flood waters continued to surge, increasing throughout the earth, while the ark floated on the surface of the flood water.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the waters prevailed, and increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

Literal Standard Version
and the waters are mighty and multiply exceedingly on the earth; and the Ark goes on the face of the waters.

NET Bible
The waters completely overwhelmed the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the waters.

New Heart English Bible
The waters prevailed, and increased greatly on the earth; and the vessel floated on the surface of the waters.

World English Bible
The waters prevailed, and increased greatly on the earth; and the ship floated on the surface of the waters.

Young's Literal Translation
and the waters are mighty, and multiply exceedingly upon the earth; and the ark goeth on the face of the waters.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Duration of the Flood
17For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and the waters rose and lifted the ark high above the earth. 18So the waters continued to surge and rise greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the waters. 19Finally, the waters completely inundated the earth, so that all the high mountains under all the heavens were covered.…

Cross References
Genesis 7:17
For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and the waters rose and lifted the ark high above the earth.

Genesis 7:19
Finally, the waters completely inundated the earth, so that all the high mountains under all the heavens were covered.


Treasury of Scripture

And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly on the earth; and the ark went on the face of the waters.

waters prevailed.

Exodus 14:28
And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.

Job 22:16
Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood:

Psalm 69:15
Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.

ark.

Psalm 104:26
There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So the waters
הַמַּ֛יִם (ham·ma·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

continued to surge
וַיִּגְבְּר֥וּ (way·yiḡ·bə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1396: To be strong, to prevail, act insolently

and rise
וַיִּרְבּ֥וּ (way·yir·bū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7235: To be or become much, many or great

greatly
מְאֹ֖ד (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the earth,
הָאָ֑רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

and
וַתֵּ֥לֶךְ (wat·tê·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

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

floated on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the surface
פְּנֵ֥י (pə·nê)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

of the waters.
הַמָּֽיִם׃ (ham·mā·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen


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