The Deluge

Most Relevant Verses

Genesis 9:11

I am establishing my covenant with you, that never again will all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, nor will there ever be a flood that destroys the earth."

Genesis 6:7

And Yahweh said, "I will destroy humankind whom I created from upon the face of the earth, from humankind, to animals, to creeping things, and to the birds of heaven, for I regret that I have made them."

Genesis 7:11

In the six hundredth year of the life of Noah, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month--on that day all the springs of the great deep were split open, and the windows of heaven were opened.

Job 22:16

who were snatched away {before their time}, whose foundation was washed away [by] a current?

Isaiah 54:9

"For this [is like] the waters of Noah to me, when I swore {that the waters of Noah would never again pass} over the earth, so I swore {that I would not be} angry at you and rebuke you.

Matthew 24:38

For as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered into the ark.

1 Peter 3:20

who were formerly disobedient, when the patience of God waited in the days of Noah, [while] an ark was being constructed, in which a few--that is, eight souls--were rescued through water.

Genesis 6:5-7

And Yahweh saw that the evil of humankind [was] great upon the earth, and every inclination of the thoughts of his heart [was] always only evil. And Yahweh regretted that he had made humankind on the earth, and {he was grieved in his heart}. And Yahweh said, "I will destroy humankind whom I created from upon the face of the earth, from humankind, to animals, to creeping things, and to the birds of heaven, for I regret that I have made them."

Matthew 24:38-39

For as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered into the ark. And they did not know [anything] until the deluge came and swept [them] all away. So also the coming of the Son of Man will be.

2 Peter 3:5-6

For [when] they maintain this, it escapes [their] notice that the heavens existed long ago and the earth held together out of water and through water by the word of God, by means of which things the world that existed at that time was destroyed [by] being inundated with water.

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the Deluge » Produced by » Forty days' incessant rain

Genesis 7:17

And the flood came forty days and forty nights upon the earth. And the waters increased, and lifted the ark, and it rose up from the earth.

Genesis 7:4

For {within seven days} I will send rain upon the earth [for] forty days and forty nights. And I will blot out all the living creatures that I have made from upon the face of the ground."

the Deluge » Illustrative » Of the destruction of sinners

Isaiah 28:2

Look! The Lord has mighty and strong [one], like a rainstorm of hail, a wind storm of destruction, like a rainstorm of mighty overflowing waters, he will put [them] to the earth with [his] hand.

Isaiah 28:18

And your covenant with death will be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol will not stand; you will become a trampling place for the overwhelming flood when it passes through.

Psalm 32:6

Therefore let all [the] faithful pray to you at [the] time [for] finding [you]. Surely at [the] flood of many waters they will not reach him.

the Deluge » Noah, &c, saved from

Genesis 6:18-22

And I will establish my covenant with you, and you must go into the ark--you, and your sons, and your wife, and the wives of your sons with you. And of every living thing, from all flesh, you must bring two from every [kind] into the ark to keep [them] alive with you; they shall be male and female. From the birds according to their kind, and from the animals according to their kind, from every creeping thing [on] the ground according to its kind--two from every kind shall come to you to keep [them] alive. read more.
And [as for] you, take for yourself from every kind of food that is eaten. And you must gather [it] to yourself. And it shall be for you and for them for food." And Noah did according to all that God commanded him; thus he did.

Genesis 7:13-14

On this same day, Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and the wife of Noah and the three wives of his sons with them, went into the ark, they and all the living creatures according to their kind, and all the domesticated animals according to their kind, and all the creatures that creep upon the earth according to their kind, all the birds according to their kind, every winged creature.

the Deluge » Illustrative » (unexpectedness of,) of suddenness of Christ's coming

Matthew 24:36-39

"But concerning that day and hour no one knows--not even the angels of heaven nor the Son--except the Father alone. For just as the days of Noah [were], so the coming of the Son of Man will be. For as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered into the ark. read more.
And they did not know [anything] until the deluge came and swept [them] all away. So also the coming of the Son of Man will be.

Luke 17:26-30

And just as it was in the days of Noah, so also it will be in the days of the Son of Man-- they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed [them] all. Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot--they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building. read more.
But on the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and sulphur from heaven and destroyed [them] all. It will be {just the same} on the day that the Son of Man is revealed.

the Deluge » The wicked warned of

1 Peter 3:19-20

in which also he went [and] proclaimed to the spirits in prison, who were formerly disobedient, when the patience of God waited in the days of Noah, [while] an ark was being constructed, in which a few--that is, eight souls--were rescued through water.

the Deluge » Sent as a punishment for the extreme wickedness of man » Ge 6:5-7

the Deluge » Noah forewarned of

Genesis 6:13

And God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh [has] come before me, for the earth was filled [with] violence because of them. Now, look, I [am going] to destroy them [along] with the earth.

the Deluge » Long-suffering of God exhibited in deferring

1 Peter 3:20

who were formerly disobedient, when the patience of God waited in the days of Noah, [while] an ark was being constructed, in which a few--that is, eight souls--were rescued through water.

the Deluge » Decrease of, gradual

Genesis 8:3

And the waters receded from the earth {gradually}, and the waters abated at the end of one hundred and fifty days.

Genesis 8:5

And the waters {continued to recede} to the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first of the month, the tops of the mountains appeared.

the Deluge » Came suddenly and unexpectedly

Matthew 24:38-39

For as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered into the ark. And they did not know [anything] until the deluge came and swept [them] all away. So also the coming of the Son of Man will be.

the Deluge » That it shall never again occur » The rainbow a token

Genesis 9:12-17

And God said, "This [is] the sign of the covenant that I am making between me and you, and between every living creature that [is] with you for future generations. My bow I have set in the clouds, and it shall be for a sign of [the] covenant between me and between the earth. And when I make clouds appear over the earth the bow shall be seen in the clouds. read more.
Then I will remember my covenant that [is] between me and you, and between every living creature, with all flesh. And the waters of a flood will never again {cause the destruction} of all flesh. The bow shall be in the clouds, and I will see it, so as to remember [the] everlasting covenant between God and between every living creature, with all flesh that [is] upon the earth." And God said to Noah, "This [is] the sign of the covenant which I am establishing between me and all flesh that [is] upon the earth.

the Deluge » That it shall never again occur » Promised

Genesis 8:21-22

And Yahweh smelled the soothing fragrance, and Yahweh said {to himself}, "{Never again will I curse} the ground for the sake of humankind, because the inclination of the heart of humankind [is] evil from his youth. {Nor will I ever again destroy} all life as I have done. {As long as the earth endures}, seed and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will not cease.

the Deluge » Illustrative » Of baptism

1 Peter 3:20-21

who were formerly disobedient, when the patience of God waited in the days of Noah, [while] an ark was being constructed, in which a few--that is, eight souls--were rescued through water. And also, corresponding to [this], baptism now saves you, not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

the Deluge » Increased gradually

Genesis 7:17-18

And the flood came forty days and forty nights upon the earth. And the waters increased, and lifted the ark, and it rose up from the earth. And the waters prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth. And the ark went upon the surface of the waters.

the Deluge » Extreme height of

Genesis 7:19-20

And the waters prevailed {overwhelmingly} upon the earth, and they covered all the high mountains which were under the entire heaven. {The waters swelled fifteen cubits above the mountains, covering them}.

the Deluge » That it shall never again occur » A pledge of God's faithfulness

Isaiah 54:9-10

"For this [is like] the waters of Noah to me, when I swore {that the waters of Noah would never again pass} over the earth, so I swore {that I would not be} angry at you and rebuke you. For the mountains may depart, and the hills may sway, but my faithfulness shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not sway," says Yahweh, who has compassion on you,

the Deluge » That it shall never again occur » Confirmed by covenant

Genesis 9:9-11

"As for me, behold, I am establishing my covenant with you and with your seed after you, and with every living creature that [is] with you--the birds, the animals, and every animal of the earth with you, from all [that] came out of the ark to all the animals of the earth. I am establishing my covenant with you, that never again will all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, nor will there ever be a flood that destroys the earth."

the Deluge » Entire face of the earth changed by

2 Peter 3:5-6

For [when] they maintain this, it escapes [their] notice that the heavens existed long ago and the earth held together out of water and through water by the word of God, by means of which things the world that existed at that time was destroyed [by] being inundated with water.

the Deluge » Causes of its abatement

Genesis 8:1-2

And God remembered Noah and all the wild animals, and all the domesticated animals that [were] with him in the ark. And God caused a wind to blow over the earth, and the waters subsided. And the fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, and the rain from the heavens was restrained.

the Deluge » Produced by » Opening up of the fountains of the great deep

Genesis 7:11

In the six hundredth year of the life of Noah, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month--on that day all the springs of the great deep were split open, and the windows of heaven were opened.

the Deluge » Called the » Flood

Genesis 9:28

And Noah lived three hundred and fifty years after the flood.

the Deluge » Time of its increase and prevailing

Genesis 7:24

And the waters prevailed over the earth one hundred and fifty days.

the Deluge » Complete destruction effected by

Genesis 7:23

And he blotted out every living thing upon the surface of the ground, from humankind, to animals, to creeping things, and to the birds of heaven; they were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah and those who [were] with him in the ark remained.

the Deluge » Date of its complete removal

Genesis 8:13

And it happened that, in the six hundred and first year, in the first [month], on the first [day] of the month, the waters dried up from upon the earth. And Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked. And behold, the face of the ground was dried up.

the Deluge » Traditional notice of

Job 22:15-17

Will you keep [to the] way of old that [the] people of mischief have trod, who were snatched away {before their time}, whose foundation was washed away [by] a current? [Those] who said to God, 'Turn away from us,' and 'What can Shaddai do to us?'

the Deluge » Date of its commencement

Genesis 7:11

In the six hundredth year of the life of Noah, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month--on that day all the springs of the great deep were split open, and the windows of heaven were opened.

the Deluge » Called the » Waters of noah

Isaiah 54:9

"For this [is like] the waters of Noah to me, when I swore {that the waters of Noah would never again pass} over the earth, so I swore {that I would not be} angry at you and rebuke you.

Meteorology and celestial phenomena » Phenomena of » the Deluge

Genesis 7:8

Of clean animals, and of animals which [are] not clean, and of the birds, and everything that creeps upon the ground,