Genesis 8:2
New International Version
Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky.

New Living Translation
The underground waters stopped flowing, and the torrential rains from the sky were stopped.

English Standard Version
The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained,

Berean Study Bible
The springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained.

King James Bible
The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;

New King James Version
The fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were also stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained.

New American Standard Bible
Also the fountains of the deep and the floodgates of the sky were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained;

NASB 1995
Also the fountains of the deep and the floodgates of the sky were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained;

NASB 1977
Also the fountains of the deep and the floodgates of the sky were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained;

Amplified Bible
Also the fountains of the deep [subterranean waters] and the windows of the heavens were closed, the [pouring] rain from the sky was restrained,

Christian Standard Bible
The sources of the watery depths and the floodgates of the sky were closed, and the rain from the sky stopped.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The sources of the watery depths and the floodgates of the sky were closed, and the rain from the sky stopped.

American Standard Version
the fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the fountains of the Abyss and the floodgates of Heaven were shut, and the rain was restrained from Heaven;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the fountains of the deep were closed up, and the flood-gates of heaven, and the rain from heaven was withheld.

Contemporary English Version
God stopped up the places where the water had been gushing out from under the earth. He also closed up the sky, and the rain stopped.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The fountains also of the deep, and the flood gates of heaven were shut up, and the rain from heaven was restrained.

English Revised Version
the fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;

Good News Translation
The outlets of the water beneath the earth and the floodgates of the sky were closed. The rain stopped,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The deep springs and the sky had been shut, and the rain had stopped pouring.

International Standard Version
The water sources from the ocean depths were blocked and the floodgates of the heavens were closed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
the fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained.

Literal Standard Version
and the fountains of the deep and the network of the heavens are closed, and the shower is restrained from the heavens.

NET Bible
The fountains of the deep and the floodgates of heaven were closed, and the rain stopped falling from the sky.

New Heart English Bible
And the fountains of the deep and the floodgates of the sky were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained.

World English Bible
The deep's fountains and the sky's windows were also stopped, and the rain from the sky was restrained.

Young's Literal Translation
and closed are the fountains of the deep and the net-work of the heavens, and restrained is the shower from the heavens.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Ark Rests on Ararat
1But God remembered Noah and all the animals and livestock that were with him in the ark. And God sent a wind over the earth, and the waters began to subside. 2The springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained. 3The waters receded steadily from the earth, and after 150 days the waters had gone down.…

Cross References
Genesis 7:4
For seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living thing I have made."

Genesis 7:11
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, on the seventeenth day of the second month, all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.

Genesis 7:12
And the rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.

Job 38:16
Have you journeyed to the vents of the sea or walked in the trenches of the deep?


Treasury of Scripture

The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;

fountains.

Genesis 7:11
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

Proverbs 8:28
When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:

Jonah 2:3
For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

the rain.

Job 37:11-13
Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud: …

Job 38:37
Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,

Matthew 8:9,26,27
For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it









Verse 2. - The fountains also of the deep, and the windows of heaven were stopped. וַיִּסָּכְרוּ, from סָכַר = סָגַר, to surround, to enclose; literally, were shut up; ἐπεκαλύφθησαν (LXX.). Their opening was described in Genesis 7:11. And the rain from heaven was restrained. וַיִּכָּלֵא, literally, was shut up, from כָּלָא, to close. Cf. κλείω, κωλύω, κολούω, celo, occulo (Gesenius, Furst), συνεσχέθη (LXX). At the end of the forty days (Genesis 7:12; Augustine, Willet); at the end of the 150 days (Aben Ezra, Murphy).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The springs
מַעְיְנֹ֣ת (ma‘·yə·nōṯ)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4599: A fountain, a source

of the deep
תְּה֔וֹם (tə·hō·wm)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 8415: An abyss, the deep

and the floodgates
וַֽאֲרֻבֹּ֖ת (wa·’ă·rub·bōṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 699: A lattice, a window, dovecot, chimney, sluice

of the heavens
הַשָּׁמָ֑יִם (haš·šā·mā·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

were closed,
וַיִּסָּֽכְרוּ֙ (way·yis·sā·ḵə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5534: To shut up, to surrender

and the rain
הַגֶּ֖שֶׁם (hag·ge·šem)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1653: Rain, shower

from
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

the sky
הַשָּׁמָֽיִם׃ (haš·šā·mā·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

was restrained.
וַיִּכָּלֵ֥א (way·yik·kā·lê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3607: To shut up, restrain, withhold


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