Genesis 7:12
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New American Standard Bible
The rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.

King James Bible
And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Darby Bible Translation
And the pour of rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.

World English Bible
The rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.

Young's Literal Translation
and the shower is on the earth forty days and forty nights.

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Mosaic Cosmogony.
ON the revival of science in the 16th century, some of the earliest conclusions at which philosophers arrived were found to be at variance with popular and long-established belief. The Ptolemaic system of astronomy, which had then full possession of the minds of men, contemplated the whole visible universe from the earth as the immovable centre of things. Copernicus changed the point of view, and placing the beholder in the sun, at once reduced the earth to an inconspicuous globule, a merely subordinate
Frederick Temple—Essays and Reviews: The Education of the World

Journey to Jerusalem. Ten Lepers. Concerning the Kingdom.
(Borders of Samaria and Galilee.) ^C Luke XVII. 11-37. ^c 11 And it came to pass, as they were on their way to Jerusalem, that he was passing along the borders of Samaria and Galilee. [If our chronology is correct, Jesus passed northward from Ephraim about forty miles, crossing Samaria (here mentioned first), and coming to the border of Galilee. He then turned eastward along that border down the wady Bethshean which separates the two provinces, and crossed the Jordan into Peræa, where we soon
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
2 Peter 3:6
through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water.

Genesis 7:4
"For after seven more days, I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights; and I will blot out from the face of the land every living thing that I have made."

Genesis 7:17
Then the flood came upon the earth for forty days, and the water increased and lifted up the ark, so that it rose above the earth.

Genesis 8:2
Also the fountains of the deep and the floodgates of the sky were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained;

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