New International Version
They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered.
King James Bible
And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
Darby Bible Translation
And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth; and all the high mountains that are under all the heavens were covered.
World English Bible
The waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth. All the high mountains that were under the whole sky were covered.
Young's Literal Translation
And the waters have been very very mighty on the earth, and covered are all the high mountains which are under the whole heavens;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord shut him in - This seems to imply that God took him under his especial protection, and as he shut Him in, so he shut the Others out. God had waited one hundred and twenty years upon that generation; they did not repent; they filled up the measure of their iniquities, and then wrath came upon them to the uttermost.
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and all the high hills. At the present day every mountain where search has been made, conspire in one uniform, universal proof that they all had the sea spread over their highest summits; shells, skeletons of fish, etc., having been found there.
LibraryOn Gen. vii. 6
On Gen. vii. 6 Hippolytus, the Syrian expositor of the Targum, has said: We find in an ancient Hebrew copy that God commanded Noah to range the wild beasts in order in the lower floor or storey, and to separate the males from the females by putting wooden stakes between them. And thus, too, he did with all the cattle, and also with the birds in the middle storey. And God ordered the males thus to be separated from the females for the sake of decency and purity, lest they should perchance get intermingled …
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The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.
The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits.
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