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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Genesis 6:14


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    King James Bible - Genesis 6:14

    Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

    World English Bible

    Make a ship of gopher
    wood. You shall make rooms in the ship, and shall seal it inside and outside with pitch.

    Douay-Rheims - Genesis 6:14

    Make thee an ark of timber planks: thou shalt make little rooms in the ark, and thou shalt pitch it within and without.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Make thee an ark of gopher-wood: rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

    Original Hebrew

    עשׂה
    6213 לך  תבת 8392  עצי 6086  גפר 1613  קנים 7064  תעשׂה 6213  את 854  התבה 8392  וכפרת 3722  אתה 853  מבית 1004  ומחוץ 2351  בכפר׃ 3724  

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    VERSE (14) -
    Mt 24:38 Lu 17:27 1Pe 3:20

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:14

    Hazte un arca de madera de cedro; harás apartamientos en el arca y la embetunarás con brea por dentro y por fuera.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Genesis 6:14

    Verse 14. Make thee an
    ark] tbt tebath, a word which is used only to express this vessel, and that in which Moses was preserved, Exod. ii. 3, 5. It signifies no more than our word vessel in its common acceptation-a hollow place capable of containing persons, goods, &c., without any particular reference to shape or form.

    Gopher wood] Some think the cedar is meant; others, the cypress.

    Bochart renders this probable, 1. From the appellation, supposing the Greek word kuparissov, cypress, was formed from the Hebrew rpg , gopher; for take away the termination issov, and then gopher and kupar will have a near resemblance. 2. Because the cypress is not liable to rot, nor to be injured by worms. 3. The cypress was anciently used for ship- building. 4. This wood abounded in Assyria, where it is probable Noah built the ark. After all, the word is of doubtful signification, and occurs nowhere else in the Scriptures. The Septuagint render the place, ek xulwn tetpagwnwn, ""of square timber;"" and the Vulgate, de lignis laevigatis, ""of planed timber;"" so it is evident that these translators knew not what kind of wood was intended by the original. The Syriac and Arabic trifle with the passage, rendering it wicker work, as if the ark had been a great basket! Both the Targums render it cedar; and the Persian, pine or fir.


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 12-21 - God told Noah his purpose to destroy the wicked world by water. The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him, Ps 25:14. It is with all believers, enabling them to understand and apply the declarations an warnings of the written word. God chose to do it by a flood of waters which should drown the world. As he chooses the rod with which he corrects his children, so he chooses the sword with which he cuts of his enemies. God established his covenant with Noah. This is the firs place in the Bible where the word `covenant' is found; it seems to mean, 1. The covenant of providence; that the course of nature shall be continued to the end of time. 2. The covenant of grace; that God woul be a God to Noah, and that out of his seed God would take to himself people. God directed Noah to make an ark. This ark was like the hulk of a ship, fitted to float upon the waters. It was very large, half the size of St. Paul's cathedral, and would hold more than eighteen of the largest ships now used. God could have secured Noah without putting his to any care, or pains, or trouble; but employed him in making tha which was to be the means to preserve him, for the trial of his fait and obedience. Both the providence of God, and the grace of God, ow and crown the obedient and diligent. God gave Noah particular order how to make the ark, which could not therefore but be well fitted for the purpose. God promised Noah that he and his family should be kep alive in the ark. What we do in obedience to God, we and our familie are likely to have the benefit of. The piety of parents gets their children good in this life, and furthers them in the way to eterna life, if they improve it.


    Original Hebrew

    עשׂה 6213 לך  תבת 8392  עצי 6086  גפר 1613  קנים 7064  תעשׂה 6213  את 854  התבה 8392  וכפרת 3722  אתה 853  מבית 1004  ומחוץ 2351  בכפר׃ 3724  


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