Genesis 7:14

14 They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.[a]

Genesis 7:14 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 7:14

They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle
after their kind
They, Noah and his family, went into the ark; as did all sorts of beasts and cattle, reckoned one hundred and thirty sorts, by some one hundred and fifty, including serpents: and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his
kind;
supposed to be scarce thirty sorts; not one sort of creature was left out, though ever so small, and despicable: every fowl after his kind;
Bishop Wilkins has divided them into nine sorts, and reckons them up to be one hundred and ninety five in the whole; every [bird of] every sort,
or "bird of every wing" F11, let their wings be what they will; some, as Ainsworth observes, are winged with feathers, others with skin, as bats.


FOOTNOTES:

F11 (Pnk lk rwpu lk) "omnes aves cujuscunque alae", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius, Schmidt.

Genesis 7:14 In-Context

12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;
14 They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.
15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.

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