19 All the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the birds-everything that moves on land-came out of the ark, one kind after another.

Other Translations of Genesis 8:19

King James Version

19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, kinds: Heb. families went forth out of the ark.

English Standard Version

19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that moves on the earth, went out by families from the ark.

The Message

19 Then all the animals, crawling creatures, birds - every creature on the face of the Earth - left the ship family by family.

New King James Version

19 Every animal, every creeping thing, every bird, and whatever creeps on the earth, according to their families, went out of the ark.

New Living Translation

19 And all of the large and small animals and birds came out of the boat, pair by pair.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 8:19

Commentary on Genesis 8:13-19

(Read Genesis 8:13-19)

God consults our benefit, rather than our desires; he knows what is good for us better than we do for ourselves, and how long it is fit our restraints should continue, and desired mercies should be delayed. We would go out of the ark before the ground is dried; and perhaps, if the door, is shut, are ready to thrust off the covering, and to climb up some other way; but God's time of showing mercy is the best time. As Noah had a command to go into the ark, so, how tedious soever his confinement there was, he would wait for a command to go out of it again. We must in all our ways acknowledge God, and set him before us in all our removals. Those only go under God's protection, who follow God's direction, and submit to him.