Genesis 7:17-20 NIV

17 For forty days1 the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth.

References for Genesis 7:17

      18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.
      19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered.2

      References for Genesis 7:19

      20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet.a b 3

      References for Genesis 7:20

        • b 7:20 - Hebrew "fifteen cubits" (about 6.9 meters)
        • c 7:20 - Or "rose more than twenty feet, and the mountains were covered"