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Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

12:15 overturn the earth. God had “withheld the waters” in the primeval “waters above the firmament” (Genesis 1:7), so that there was no “rain upon the earth” (Genesis 2:5) in the antediluvian period. But then, when the iniquity of the antediluvian people was full, He sent the waters out and they overturned the earth!

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