Genesis 7:7

7 And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood.

Read Genesis 7:7 Using Other Translations

And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him went into the ark to escape the waters of the flood.
He went on board the boat to escape the flood—he and his wife and his sons and their wives.

What does Genesis 7:7 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 7:7

And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons'
wives with him, into the ark
Within the space of the seven days, between the command of God to go into it, and the coming of the flood; or rather on the seventh day, on which it began to rain; when he saw it was coming on, see ( Genesis 7:11 Genesis 7:13 ) because of the waters of the flood;
for fear of them, lest, before he entered into the ark with his family, he and they should be carried away with them; or "from the face of the waters" F18, which now began to appear and spread; or rather, "before the waters" F19, before they came to any height.


FOOTNOTES:

F18 (ym ygpm) "a facie aquarum", Pagninus, Montanus.
F19 "Ante aquas diluvii", Schmidt.
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