GENESIS 8:4

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Genesis 8:4 Translation & Meaning

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And the ark הַתֵּבָה֙ A box ark
rested וַתָּ֤נַח To rest, i.e., settle down; used in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, intransitive, transitive and causative (to dwell, stay, let fall, place, let alone, withdraw, give comfort, etc.) rested
in the seventh הַשְּׁבִיעִ֔י Seventh seventh
month, בַּחֹ֣דֶשׁ The new moon; by implication, a month month
on the seventeenth עָשָׂ֥ר Ten (only in combination), i.e., -teen; also (ordinal) -teenth seventeenth
day י֖וֹם 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) day
of the month, לַחֹ֑דֶשׁ The new moon; by implication, a month month
upon עַ֖ל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
the mountains הָרֵ֥י A mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively) mountains
of Ararat. אֲרָרָֽט׃ Ararat (or rather Armenia) Ararat

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  • 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.

  • 5  And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

  • 6  And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:




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