Genesis 7:17
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New Living Translation
For forty days the floodwaters grew deeper, covering the ground and lifting the boat high above the earth.

King James Bible
And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
And the flood was forty days on the earth. And the waters increased, and bore up the ark; and it was lifted up above the earth.

World English Bible
The flood was forty days on the earth. The waters increased, and lifted up the ship, and it was lifted up above the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
And the deluge is forty days on the earth, and the waters multiply, and lift up the ark, and it is raised up from off the earth;

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An American Reformer
An Upright, honest-hearted farmer, who had been led to doubt the divine authority of the Scriptures, yet who sincerely desired to know the truth, was the man specially chosen of God to lead out in the proclamation of Christ's second coming. Like many other reformers, William Miller had in early life battled with poverty and had thus learned the great lessons of energy and self-denial. The members of the family from which he sprang were characterized by an independent, liberty-loving spirit, by capability
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Appendix ii. Philo of Alexandria and Rabbinic Theology.
(Ad. vol. i. p. 42, note 4.) In comparing the allegorical Canons of Philo with those of Jewish traditionalism, we think first of all of the seven exegetical canons which are ascribed to Hillel. These bear chiefly the character of logical deductions, and as such were largely applied in the Halakhah. These seven canons were next expanded by R. Ishmael (in the first century) into thirteen, by the analysis of one of them (the 5th) into six, and the addition of this sound exegetical rule, that where two
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 7:4
Seven days from now I will make the rains pour down on the earth. And it will rain for forty days and forty nights, until I have wiped from the earth all the living things I have created."

Genesis 7:12
The rain continued to fall for forty days and forty nights.

Genesis 7:16
A male and female of each kind entered, just as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD closed the door behind them.

Genesis 7:18
As the waters rose higher and higher above the ground, the boat floated safely on the surface.

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