Verses Related to Genesis 7:11b-12
If "the windows of heaven were opened" means torrential rain, then it should have
a similar meaning in other verses. The phrase is used in several other verses,
but none means torrential rain. In 2 Kings 7:2 & 19 the windows of heaven are
claimed to have insufficient bread to stop a siege famine. The guard in this
account did not want torrential rain. He wanted bread. Malachi 3:10 promises
blessings from the windows of heaven when we bring in the full tithe. These
blessings could include gentle rain, but torrential rain is never a blessing.
Isaiah 24 uses this phrase in a judgment. Notice the devastation caused when the
windows of the heavens are opened in judgment.
Isaiah 24:17-20 (ESV) Terror and the pit and the snare are upon you,
O inhabitant of the earth! He who flees at the sound of the terror shall
fall into the pit, and he who climbs out of the pit shall be caught in the
snare. For the windows of heaven are opened, and the foundations of the
earth tremble. The earth is utterly broken, the earth is split apart, the
earth is violently shaken. The earth staggers like a drunken man; it sways
like a hut; its transgression lies heavy upon it, and it falls, and will not
In these verses the destruction caused by the windows of the heavens being opened is
far greater than torrential rain. Whatever is happening causes the earth to split apart
and even the foundations of the earth are shaken.
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