Genesis 7:4
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New International Version
Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made."

King James Bible
For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
For in yet seven days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living being which I have made will I destroy from the ground.

World English Bible
In seven days, I will cause it to rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights. Every living thing that I have made, I will destroy from the surface of the ground."

Young's Literal Translation
for after other seven days I am sending rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and have wiped away all the substance that I have made from off the face of the ground.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For yet seven days - God spoke these words probably on the seventh or Sabbath day, and the days of the ensuing week were employed in entering the ark, in embarking the mighty troop, for whose reception ample provision had been already made.

Forty days - This period became afterwards sacred, and was considered a proper space for humiliation. Moses fasted forty days, Deuteronomy 9:9, Deuteronomy 9:11; so did Elijah, 1 Kings 19:8; so did our Lord, Matthew 4:2. Forty days' respite were given to the Ninevites that they might repent, Jonah 3:4; and thrice forty (one hundred and twenty) years were given to the old world for the same gracious purpose, Genesis 6:3. The forty days of Lent, in commemoration of our Lord's fasting, have a reference to the same thing; as each of these seems to be deduced from this primitive judgment.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For.

Genesis 7:10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were on the earth.

Genesis 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew...

Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh...

Genesis 8:10,12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark...

Genesis 29:27,28 Fulfill her week, and we will give you this also for the service which you shall serve with me yet seven other years...

Job 28:25 To make the weight for the winds; and he weighs the waters by measure.

Job 36:27-32 For he makes small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapor thereof...

Job 37:11,12 Also by watering he wearies the thick cloud: he scatters his bright cloud...

Amos 4:7 And also I have withheld the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain on one city...

forty days.

Genesis 7:12,17 And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights...

and every.

Genesis 7:21-23 And all flesh died that moved on the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast...

Genesis 6:17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters on the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life...

destroy. Heb. blot out.

Genesis 7:21,23 And all flesh died that moved on the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast...

Genesis 6:7,13,17 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing...

Exodus 32:32,33 Yet now, if you will forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray you, out of your book which you have written...

Job 22:16 Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflowed with a flood:

Psalm 69:28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

Revelation 3:5 He that overcomes, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life...

Library
On 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
Hippolytus—The Extant Works and Fragments of Hippolytus

Tithing
"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in Mine house, and prove Me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it" (Mal. 3:10). Down deep in the heart of every Christian there is undoubtedly the conviction that he ought to tithe. There is an uneasy feeling that this is a duty which has been neglected, or, if you prefer it, a privilege that has not been
Arthur W. Pink—Tithing

Cross References
Genesis 6:7
So the LORD said, "I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created--and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground--for I regret that I have made them."

Genesis 6:13
So God said to Noah, "I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.

Genesis 7:3
and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.

Genesis 7:10
And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.

Genesis 7:12
And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.

Genesis 7:17
For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth.

Genesis 7:21
Every living thing that moved on land perished--birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind.

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