Genesis 8:7
New International Version
and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth.

New Living Translation
and released a raven. The bird flew back and forth until the floodwaters on the earth had dried up.

English Standard Version
and sent forth a raven. It went to and fro until the waters were dried up from the earth.

Berean Study Bible
and sent out a raven. It kept flying back and forth until the waters had dried up from the earth.

King James Bible
And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

New King James Version
Then he sent out a raven, which kept going to and fro until the waters had dried up from the earth.

New American Standard Bible
and he sent out a raven, and it flew here and there until the water was dried up from the earth.

NASB 1995
and he sent out a raven, and it flew here and there until the water was dried up from the earth.

NASB 1977
and he sent out a raven, and it flew here and there until the water was dried up from the earth.

Amplified Bible
and he sent out a raven, which flew here and there until the waters were dried up from the earth.

Christian Standard Bible
and he sent out a raven. It went back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and he sent out a raven. It went back and forth until the waters had dried up from the earth.

American Standard Version
and he sent forth a raven, and it went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he sent a raven and it went out, going forth, and it did not return until the waters dried up from the Earth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he sent forth a raven; and it went forth and returned not until the water was dried from off the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which went forth and did not return, till the waters were dried up upon the earth.

English Revised Version
and he sent forth a raven, and it went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

Good News Translation
and sent out a raven. It did not come back, but kept flying around until the water was completely gone.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and sent out a raven. It kept flying back and forth until the water on the land had dried up.

International Standard Version
and sent out a raven. It went back and forth as the flood water continued to evaporate throughout the earth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he sent forth a raven, and it went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

Literal Standard Version
and he sends forth the raven, and it goes out, going out and turning back until the drying of the waters from off the earth.

NET Bible
and sent out a raven; it kept flying back and forth until the waters had dried up on the earth.

New Heart English Bible
and he sent forth a raven. It went back and forth, until the waters had dried up from the earth.

World English Bible
and he sent forth a raven. It went back and forth, until the waters were dried up from the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
and he sendeth forth the raven, and it goeth out, going out and turning back till the drying of the waters from off the earth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Noah Sends a Raven and a Dove
6After forty days Noah opened the window he had made in the ark 7and sent out a raven. It kept flying back and forth until the waters had dried up from the earth. 8Then Noah sent out a dove to see if the waters had receded from the surface of the ground.…

Cross References
Genesis 8:6
After forty days Noah opened the window he had made in the ark

Genesis 8:8
Then Noah sent out a dove to see if the waters had receded from the surface of the ground.


Treasury of Scripture

And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

a raven.

Leviticus 11:15
Every raven after his kind;

1 Kings 17:4,6
And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there…

Job 38:41
Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.

went forth to and fro.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and sent out
וַיְשַׁלַּ֖ח (way·šal·laḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

a raven.
הָֽעֹרֵ֑ב (hā·‘ō·rêḇ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6158: A raven

It kept flying back and forth
וַיֵּצֵ֤א (way·yê·ṣê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

until
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

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

had dried up
יְבֹ֥שֶׁת (yə·ḇō·šeṯ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3001: To be ashamed, confused, disappointed, to dry up, wither

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

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


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