Well if he did, then he can't be trusted to do what he says he's going to do.
he did exactly what he said he'd do.
Which, by the way, is one more indicator that these lines were written with sub-standard intellect. If we're going to be literal, it says "every living substance." Olive trees are a living substance. Just more along the Hoaxes line.
ya, and your point? Who says the Olive trees made it?
I don't know if they did or didn't but you really have to read the whole context. If you read to the end of the chapter you'd read this:
"The water prevailed fifteen cubits higher and the mountains were covered. All flesh that moved on the earth perished, birds and cattle and beasts and every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth, and all mankind. of all that was on the dry land, all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, died. Thus He blotted out every living thing that was upon the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky and they were blotted out from the earth, and only Noah was left together with those that were with him in the ark."
So what kind of intellect doesn't read something in full context? Your fish question is answered here as well.
It's funny what and how you look at things Ock. You totally missed that God gave them one more week for sinners to repent after Noah took 120 years to build this ark. This shows the love and patience of God for mankind in spite of their rebellion towards him.
sub-standard intellect? The writers of the scriptures were little more than scribes, because they were only instruments in the hand of God. God was the author of the words you quoted above. You don't realize it but you are really saying that about God's intellect, not man's.