GENESIS 8:2

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;”

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Genesis 8:2 Translation & Meaning

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The fountains מַעְיְנֹ֣ת A fountain (also collectively), figuratively, a source (of satisfaction) fountains
also of the deep תְּה֔וֹם An abyss (as a surging mass of water), especially the deep (the main sea or the subterranean watersupply) also deep
and the windows וַֽאֲרֻבֹּ֖ת A lattice; (by implication) a window, dovecot (because of the pigeon-holes), chimney (with its apertures for smoke), sluice (with openings for water) windows
of heaven הַשָּׁמָ֑יִם The sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve) heaven
were stopped, וַיִּסָּֽכְרוּ֙ To shut up; by implication, to surrender stopped
and the rain הַגֶּ֖שֶׁם A shower rain
from מִן Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses from
heaven הַשָּׁמָֽיִם׃ The sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve) heaven
was restrained; וַיִּכָּלֵ֥א To restrict, by act (hold back or in) or word (prohibit) restrained

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  • 1  And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;

  • 2  The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;

  • 3  And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

  • 4  And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.




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