Matthew 24:38
New International Version
For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark;

New Living Translation
In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat.

English Standard Version
For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark,

Berean Study Bible
For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark.

Berean Literal Bible
For as in those days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until that day Noah entered into the ark,

King James Bible
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,

New King James Version
For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,

New American Standard Bible
For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,

NASB 1995
“For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,

NASB 1977
“For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, they were marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,

Amplified Bible
For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the [very] day when Noah entered the ark,

Christian Standard Bible
For in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah boarded the ark.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah boarded the ark.

American Standard Version
For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For just as they were eating and drinking before the flood, and they were taking wives, and they were taking husbands, until the day that Noah entered the ark,

Contemporary English Version
People were eating, drinking, and getting married right up to the day the flood came and Noah went into the big boat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, even till that day in which Noe entered into the ark,

English Revised Version
For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,

Good News Translation
In the days before the flood people ate and drank, men and women married, up to the very day Noah went into the boat;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In the days before the flood, people were eating, drinking, and getting married until the day that Noah went into the ship.

International Standard Version
In those days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage right up to the day when Noah went into the ark.

Literal Standard Version
for as they were, in the days before the flood, eating, and drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered into the Ark,

NET Bible
For in those days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark.

New Heart English Bible
For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the box-shaped vessel,

Weymouth New Testament
At that time, before the Deluge, men were busy eating and drinking, taking wives or giving them, up to the very day when Noah entered the Ark,

World English Bible
For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ship,

Young's Literal Translation
for as they were, in the days before the flood, eating, and drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, till the day Noah entered into the ark,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Readiness at Any Hour
37As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark. 39And they were oblivious, until the flood came and swept them all away. So will it be at the coming of the Son of Man.…

Cross References
Genesis 7:7
And Noah and his wife, with his sons and their wives, entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood.

Genesis 7:23
And every living thing on the face of the earth was destroyed--man and livestock, crawling creatures and birds of the air; they were blotted out from the earth, and only Noah and those with him in the ark remained.

Matthew 22:30
In the resurrection, people will neither marry nor be given in marriage. Instead, they will be like the angels in heaven.

Luke 17:27
People were eating and drinking, marrying and being given in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.


Treasury of Scripture

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,

they.

Genesis 6:2
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

1 Samuel 25:36-38
And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light…

1 Samuel 30:16,17
And when he had brought him down, behold, they were spread abroad upon all the earth, eating and drinking, and dancing, because of all the great spoil that they had taken out of the land of the Philistines, and out of the land of Judah…









Verse 38. - They were eating, etc. The Lord describes the reckless way in which men went on their usual course, pursued their pleasures and avocations, with the doom. hanging over them, in spite of the warning given. The word for "eating" (τρώγοντες) implies the idea of gnawing food greedily like an animal, hence eating gluttonously. They had learned to drink to excess long before Lot's time (Genesis 9:20, 21). The periphrastic form of expression, η΅σαν τρώγοντες... πίνοντες, denotes not a single act, but habitude. Until the day. Though they had watched Noah building the ark, and heard him preach righteousness for many a year, they took no heed. It must be observed that Christ here confirms the historical accuracy of this episode in Genesis.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
ταῖς (tais)
Article - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

days
ἡμέραις (hēmerais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

before
πρὸ (pro)
Preposition
Strong's 4253: A primary preposition; 'fore', i.e. In front of, prior to.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

flood,
κατακλυσμοῦ (kataklysmou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2627: A deluge, flood. From katakluzo; an inundation.

[people] were
ἦσαν (ēsan)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

eating
τρώγοντες (trōgontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5176: To eat, partake of a meal.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

drinking,
πίνοντες (pinontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4095: To drink, imbibe. A prolonged form of pio, which poo occurs only as an alternate in certain tenses; to imbibe.

marrying
γαμοῦντες (gamountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1060: To marry, used of either sex. From gamos; to wed.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

giving in marriage,
γαμίζοντες (gamizontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1061: To give in marriage. From gamos; to espouse.

up to
ἄχρι (achri)
Preposition
Strong's 891: As far as, up to, until, during. Or achris akh'-rece; akin to akron; until or up to.

the
ἧς (hēs)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

day
ἡμέρας (hēmeras)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

Noah
Νῶε (Nōe)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3575: (Hebrew) Noah. Of Hebrew origin; Noe, a patriarch.

entered
εἰσῆλθεν (eisēlthen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1525: To go in, come in, enter. From eis and erchomai; to enter.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

ark.
κιβωτόν (kibōton)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2787: A box, i.e. The sacred ark and that of Noah.


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