Genesis 8:16

16 “Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives.

Genesis 8:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.
ESV
16 "Go out from the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons' wives with you.
NLT
16 “Leave the boat, all of you—you and your wife, and your sons and their wives.
MSG
16 "Leave the ship, you and your wife and your sons and your sons' wives.
CSB
16 "Come out of the ark, you, your wife, your sons, and your sons' wives with you.

Genesis 8:16 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 8:16

Go forth of the ark
Though the earth was dry and fit to be inhabited, yet be would not go out without orders, as he had to go in; which he waited for before he would, and now he has them:

thou and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives, with thee:
the Jewish writers F26 observe, that the manner of Noah and his family coming out of the ark is different from that of their going into it: when they went into it then went the men by themselves, and the women by themselves, and so continued apart in the ark, the use of the marriage bed being forbidden them, being a time of distress; but now when they came out they are coupled together, signifying that they were now free to cohabit together.


FOOTNOTES:

F26 Pirke Eliezer, c. 23. Jarchi in loc.

Genesis 8:16 In-Context

14 By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry.
15 Then God said to Noah,
16 “Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives.
17 Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you—the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground—so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number on it.”
18 So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives.

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