22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died.

Other Translations of Genesis 7:22

King James Version

22 All in whose nostrils was the breath the breath...: Heb. the breath of the spirit of life of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.

English Standard Version

22 Everything on the dry land in whose nostrils was the breath of life died.

The Message

22 Every living, breathing creature that lived on dry land died;

New King James Version

22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, all that was on the dry land, died.

New Living Translation

22 Everything that breathed and lived on dry land died.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 7:22

Commentary on Genesis 7:21-24

(Read Genesis 7:21-24)

All the men, women, and children, that were in the world, excepting those in the ark, died. We may easily imagine what terror seized them. Our Saviour tells us, that till the very day that the flood came, they were eating and drinking, 2 Peter 2:5. How tremendous will be the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men! Happy they who are part of Christ's family, and safe with him as such; they may look forward without dismay, and rejoice that they shall triumph, when fire shall burn up the earth, and all that therein is. We are apt to suppose some favourable distinctions in our own case or character; but if we neglect, refuse, or abuse the salvation of Christ, we shall, notwithstanding such fancied advantages, be destroyed in the common ruin of an unbelieving world.