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

Read Genesis 7:17 Using Other Translations

And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
The flood continued forty days on the earth. The waters increased and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth.
For forty days the floodwaters grew deeper, covering the ground and lifting the boat high above the earth.