GENESIS 7:4

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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.

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Genesis 7:4 Translation & Meaning

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For כִּי֩ (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed For
yet ע֜וֹד Properly, iteration or continuance; used only adverbially (with or without preposition), again, repeatedly, still, more yet
seven שִׁבְעָ֗ה Seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication, a week; by extension, an indefinite number seven
days, לְיָמִ֨ים A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) days
and I אָֽנֹכִי֙ I and I
will cause it to rain מַמְטִ֣יר To rain cause rain
upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
the earth הָאָ֔רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth
forty אַרְבָּעִ֣ים Forty forty
days י֔וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) days
and forty וְאַרְבָּעִ֖ים Forty forty
nights; לָ֑יְלָה Properly, a twist (away of the light), i.e., night; figuratively, adversity nights
and אֶֽת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) and
every כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) every
living substance הַיְקוּם֙ Properly, standing (extant), i.e., by implication, a living thing living substance
that אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
I have made עָשִׂ֔יתִי To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application made
will I destroy וּמָחִ֗יתִי Properly, to stroke or rub; by implication, to erase destroy
from off מֵעַ֖ל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications off
the face פְּנֵ֥י The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) face
of the earth. הָֽאֲדָמָֽה׃ Soil (from its general redness) earth

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  • 2  Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.

  • 3  Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

  • 4  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.

  • 5  And Noah did according unto all that the Lord commanded him.

  • 6  And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.




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