24 The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.

Other Translations of Genesis 7:24

King James Version

24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.

English Standard Version

24 And the waters prevailed on the earth 150 days.

The Message

24 The floodwaters took over for 150 days.

New King James Version

24 And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days.

New Living Translation

24 And the floodwaters covered the earth for 150 days.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 7:24

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.