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Then ELOHIM remembered NOAH and every living thing and all the domesticated animals with him in the ark,

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and ELOHIM caused a wind

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to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided.

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Even though it may have seemed to THE COMFORT OF REST that THE CREATOR AND OWNER OF ALL THINGS had forgotten him, it was not true, for THE CREATOR AND OWNER OF ALL THINGS once again acted on his behalf and on behalf of all living things, including the domesticated animals that were so important to Noah and were with him on the boat; He caused a dry wind to blow over the earth, reminding Noah of the work of the Holy Spirit. The visible evidence that God was thinking of Noah was that the water level was obviously lower.


1: "domesticated animals":

Why were the domesticated animals singled out? This statement appears to indicate that God was ensuring that mankind would continue to have domesticated animals to rely on after the flood. Although some of them may have gone extinct after the flood, many domesticated animals are still with us today and man has benefited from them in many ways.

2: "wind":

Each time the wind is mentioned in the Bible, it reminded the Hebrews of the Holy Spirit and they wondered if that statement referred only to the physical wind or also to the Holy Spirit as a double meaning. In many cases a double meaning fits, and this is one of those cases.

3: "subsided":

This word has the basic meaning of “to pacify or appease.” But since this verb is in a form in which the noun does the action, we cannot render it “were pacified, or were appeased.” Therefore, “subsided” seems best.