Genesis 7:7

7 And Noah with his sons and his wife and his sons' wives went into the ark to escape the waters of the flood.

Genesis 7:7 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Genesis 7:7 In-Context

5 And Noah did all that the Lord had commanded him.
6 Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came on the earth.
7 And Noah with his sons and his wife and his sons' wives went into the ark to escape the waters of the flood.
8 Of clean animals, and of animals that are not clean, and of birds, and of everything that creeps on the ground,
9 two and two, male and female, went into the ark with Noah, as God had commanded Noah.