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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Genesis 8:15-19

Here is, I. Noah's dismission out of the ark, Gen. 8:15-17. Observe, 1. Noah did not stir till God bade him. As he had a command to go into the ark (Gen. 7:1), so, how tedious soever his confinement there was, he would wait for a command to go out of it again. Note, We must in all our ways acknowledge God, and set him before us in all our removes. Those only go under God's protection that follow God's direction and submit to his government. Those that steadily adhere to God's word as their... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Genesis 8:18

And Noah went forth ,.... Being obedient to the divine command, and no doubt with great pleasure in his countenance, and with a heart full of thankfulness for so great a deliverance: and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him : in all eight persons, and no more were saved in the ark, as Peter observes, 1 Peter 3:20 and the Arabic writers say F1 Elmacleus, p. 12. Patricides, p. 10. apud Hottinger. Smegma Oriental. l. 1. c. 8. p. 282. , Noah and his sons built a city... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 8:4-18

Mount Ararat, or the landing of the ark. That disembarkment on the mountain heights of Ararat was an emblem of another landing which shall yet take place, when the great gospel ship of the Christian Church shall plant its living freight of redeemed souls upon the hills of heaven. Everything that Mount Ararat witnessed on that eventful day will yet be more conspicuously displayed in the sight of God's believing people who shall be counted worthy of eternal life. I. SIN PUNISHED . Mount... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 8:13-19

Rest and restoration. Noah (Rest) comes forth from the ark in the sabbath century of his life, the six hundred and first year. He lived after the Flood 350 years, the half week of centuries; his life represented a rest, but not the rest, a half sabbath, promise of the rest which remains to the people of God. I. AN EXAMPLE OF FAITH . 1. Not until God spake did Noah dare to do more than lift off the covering and look. 2. At the heavenly word the family, redeemed by grace,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 8:15-22

The saint and the Savior. I. THE SAVIOR 'S INJUNCTION TO THE SAINT ( Genesis 8:15 ). The command which God addressed to Noah and the other inmates of the ark to go forth and take possession of the renovated earth may be regarded as emblematic of that Divine instruction which shall yet be given to the saints to go forth and take possession of the now heavens and the new earth, when the great gospel ship of the Christian Church, now floating on the troubled sea of life, shall have... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 8:18-19

And Noah went forth ,—in obedience to the Divine command,— and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him ,—in obedience to Noah, to whom alone the Divine instructions were communicated;—an early instance of filial subjection to parents. Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth , i.e. the chayyah, the remes, the 'oph, all creepers upon the ground (cf. Genesis 1:26 ; Genesis 7:8 , Genesis 7:14 ), all of which had... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Genesis 8:15-22

- XXVII. The Ark Was Evacuated19. משׁפחה mı̂shpāchah, “kind, clan, family.” שׁפחה shı̂pchâh, “maid-servant; related: spread.”20. מזבח mı̂zbēach, “altar; related: slay animals, sacrifice.”21. עלה 'olâh, “whole burnt-offering.” That which goes up. “Step; related: go up.”Genesis 8:15-19The command to leave the ark is given and obeyed. As Noah did not enter, so neither does he leave the ark, without divine direction. “The fowl, the cattle, and the creeper.” Here, again, these three classes are... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Genesis 8:1-19

The flood (6:9-8:19)Amid the corruption, there was one man, Noah, who remained faithful to God. Therefore, God promised to preserve Noah, along with his family, so that when the former evil race had been destroyed, he could use Noah and his family to build a new people (9-12; cf. Hebrews 11:7; 2 Peter 2:4-5; 2 Peter 2:4-5).God’s means of destruction was a great flood. Besides preserving Noah and his family, God preserved a pair of each kind of animals in the region, thereby helping to maintain... read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Genesis 8:15-19

And God spake unto Noah, saying, Go forth from the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee. Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee of all flesh, both birds, and cattle, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him: every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird,... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Genesis 8:9-22

1. The Flood 6:9-8:22The chiastic (palistrophic, crossing) structure of this section shows that Moses intended to emphasize God’s grace to Noah, which occupies the central part of the story."One mark of the coherence of the flood narrative is to be found in its literary structure. The tale is cast in the form of an extended palistrophe, that is a structure that turns back on itself. In a palistrophe the first item matches the final item, the second item matches the penultimate item, and so on.... read more

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