Genesis 7:17-24 Depth of the Great Flood
17 “Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. 18 The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters. 19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered. 20 The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered. 21 And all flesh died that moved on the earth: birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man. 22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, all that was on the dry land, died. 23 So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive. 24 And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days.” NKJV
Y The Flood increased on the earth for 40 days to a level of 15 cubits (about 22 ˝ feet) above the top of the highest mountain, covering all the high hills under heaven. This was a world-wide flood and not a local flood as some try to explain to us.
Y All flesh that moved on the earth (birds, cattle, beasts, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth and every man) all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, all that were on the dry land died.
Y So God destroyed all living things that were on the face of the ground, both man and cattle and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth and every bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth.
Only those who were with Noah in the
Y After the rains stopped, the flood remained on the earth 150 days.