Genesis 7:20

20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits.[a][b]

Genesis 7:20 in Other Translations

KJV
20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
ESV
20 The waters prevailed above the mountains, covering them fifteen cubits deep.
NLT
20 rising more than twenty-two feet above the highest peaks.
MSG
20 - the high water mark reached twenty feet above the crest of the mountains.
CSB
20 The mountains were covered as the waters surged [above them] more than 20 feet.

Genesis 7:20 In-Context

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.
20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits.
21 Every living thing that moved on land perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind.
22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Genesis 8:4-5; 2 Peter 3:6

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. That is, about 23 feet or about 6.8 meters
  • [b]. Or "rose more than fifteen cubits, and the mountains were covered"
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