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The water prevailed upon the earth one hundred and fifty days.
King James Bible
And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
Darby Bible Translation
And the waters prevailed on the earth a hundred and fifty days.
World English Bible
The waters prevailed on the earth one hundred fifty days.
Young's Literal Translation
and the waters are mighty on the earth a hundred and fifty days.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Fifty and a hundred days. - These, and the forty days of rain, make one hundred and ninety days: about six lunar months and thirteen days. If to this we add the month and seventeen days before the commencement of the rain, we have eight months completed, and are therefore brought to the first day of the ninth month. The waters may be said to prevail as long as the ark had its full draught of water. It is probable they were still rising during the first half of the hundred and fifty days, and then gradually sinking during the other half.
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and the water receded steadily from the earth, and at the end of one hundred and fifty days the water decreased.
But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the water subsided.
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