Genesis 8:3
New International Version
The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down,

New Living Translation
So the floodwaters gradually receded from the earth. After 150 days,

English Standard Version
and the waters receded from the earth continually. At the end of 150 days the waters had abated,

Berean Study Bible
The waters receded steadily from the earth, and after 150 days the waters had gone down.

New American Standard Bible
and the water receded steadily from the earth, and at the end of one hundred and fifty days the water decreased.

King James Bible
And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

Christian Standard Bible
The water steadily receded from the earth, and by the end of 150 days the water had decreased significantly.

Contemporary English Version
For 150 days the water slowly went down.

Good News Translation
and the water gradually went down for 150 days.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The water steadily receded from the earth, and by the end of 150 days the waters had decreased significantly.

International Standard Version
Then the flood waters steadily receded, diminishing completely by the end of the 150 days.

NET Bible
The waters kept receding steadily from the earth, so that they had gone down by the end of the 150 days.

New Heart English Bible
The waters receded from the earth continually. After the end of one hundred fifty days the waters decreased.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The water began to recede from the land. At the end of 150 days the water had decreased.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the waters returned from off the earth continually; and after the end of a hundred and fifty days the waters decreased.

New American Standard 1977
and the water receded steadily from the earth, and at the end of one hundred and fifty days the water decreased.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and the waters turned back and forth upon the earth, and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

King James 2000 Bible
And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

American King James Version
And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

American Standard Version
and the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of a hundred and fifty days the waters decreased.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the water subsided, and went off the earth, and after an hundred and fifty days the water was diminished, and the ark rested in the seventh month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the waters returned from off the earth going and coming: and they began to be abated after a hundred and fifty days.

Darby Bible Translation
And the waters retired from the earth, continually retiring; and in the course of a hundred and fifty days the waters abated.

English Revised Version
and the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of an hundred and fifty days the waters decreased.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

World English Bible
The waters receded from the earth continually. After the end of one hundred fifty days the waters decreased.

Young's Literal Translation
And turn back do the waters from off the earth, going on and returning; and the waters are lacking at the end of a hundred and fifty days.
Study Bible
The Ark Rests on Ararat
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. 4On the seventeenth day of the seventh month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.…
Cross References
Genesis 7:24
And the waters prevailed upon the earth for 150 days.

Genesis 8:5
And 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.

Treasury of Scripture

And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

continually.

Genesis 7:11,24
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…







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

receded
וַיָּשֻׁ֧בוּ (way·yā·šu·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

steadily
הָל֣וֹךְ (hā·lō·wḵ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

from
מֵעַ֥ל (mê·‘al)
Preposition-m
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

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

and after
מִקְצֵ֕ה (miq·ṣêh)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7097: End, extremity

150
וּמְאַ֖ת (ū·mə·’aṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3967: A hundred

days
יֽוֹם׃ (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

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

had gone down.
וַיַּחְסְר֣וּ (way·yaḥ·sə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2637: To lack, need, be lacking, decrease
(3) The waters returned from off the earth.--This backward motion of the waters also seems to indicate that a vast wave from the sea had swept over the land, in addition to the forty days of rain.

Were abated.--Heb., decreased. Those in the ark would notice the changing current, and would know, by their being aground, that the flood was diminishing. But it was not till the first day of the tenth month that the tops of the mountains were seen. This slow abatement of the waters and their stillness, described in Genesis 8:1, makes it probable that the ark had grounded on some land-locked spot.

Verse 3. - And the waters returned from off the earth continually. Literally, going and returning. "More and more" (Gesenius). The first verb expresses the continuance and self-increasing state of the action involved in the second; cf. Genesis 26:13; 1 Samuel 6:12; 2 Kings 2:11 (Furst). Gradually (Murphy, Ewald). The expression "denotes the turning-point after the waters had become calm" (T. Lewis). May it not be an attempt to represent the undulatory motion of the waves in an ebbing tide, in which the water seems first to advance, but only to retire with greater vehemence, reversing the movement of a flowing tide, in which it first retires and then advances - in the one case returning to go, in the other going to return? The LXX., as usual, indicates the visible effect rather than the actual phenomenon: καὶ ἐνεδίδου τὸ ὕδωρ πορεύομενον ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς. And after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. Literally, were cut off, hence diminished; imminsutae sunt (Vulgate); ἠλαττονοῦτο τὸ ὕδωρ (LXX.). The first stage was the quieting of the waters; the second was the commencement of an ebbing or backward motion; the third was a perceptible diminution of the waters. 8:1-3 The whole race of mankind, except Noah and his family, were now dead, so that God's remembering Noah, was the return of his mercy to mankind, of whom he would not make a full end. The demands of Divine justice had been answered by the ruin of sinners. God sent his wind to dry the earth, and seal up his waters. The same hand that brings the desolation, must bring the deliverance; to that hand, therefore, we must ever look. When afflictions have done the work for which they are sent, whether killing work or curing work, they will be taken away. As the earth was not drowned in a day, so it was not dried in a day. God usually works deliverance for his people gradually, that the day of small things may not be despised, nor the day of great things despaired of.
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