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6:17 I will bring a flood of waters. God sovereignly rules over the Flood (Ps. 29:10).
earth . . . all flesh. A worldwide flood seems to be in view (7:19–23; 8:21; 9:11,15; 2 Pet. 3:5–7). But comprehensive language can also be used for limited situations (Dan. 2:38; 4:22; 5:19).