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Genesis 7

The flood
1The LORD told Noah:
Take your whole family with you into the boat, because you are the only one on this earth who pleases me. 2Take seven pairs of every kind of animal that can be used for sacrifice#7.2 animal…for sacrifice: Hebrew “clean animals”. Animals that could be used for sacrifice were called “clean”, and animals that could not be used were called “unclean”. and one pair of all others. 3Also take seven pairs of every kind of bird with you. Do this so there will always be animals and birds on the earth. 4Seven days from now I will send rain that will last for forty days and nights, and I will destroy all other living creatures I have made.
5-7Noah was six hundred years old when he went into the boat to escape the flood, and he did everything the LORD had told him to do. His wife, his sons, and his daughters-in-law all went inside with him.#Mt 24.38,39; Lk 17.27. 8-9He obeyed God and took a male and a female of each kind of animal and bird into the boat with him. 10Seven days later a flood began to cover the earth.
11-12Noah was six hundred years old when the water under the earth started gushing out everywhere. The sky opened like windows, and rain poured down for forty days and nights. All this began on the seventeenth day of the second month of the year.#2 P 3.6. 13On that day Noah and his wife went into the boat with their three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and their wives. 14They took along every kind of animal, tame and wild, including the birds. 15Noah took a male and a female of every living creature with him, 16just as God had told him to do. And when they were all in the boat, God closed the door.
17-18For forty days the rain poured down without stopping. And the water became deeper and deeper, until the boat started floating high above the ground. 19-20Finally, the mighty flood was so deep that even the highest mountain peaks were about seven metres below the surface of the water. 21Not a bird, animal, reptile, or human was left alive anywhere on earth. 22-23The LORD destroyed everything that breathed. Nothing was left alive except Noah and the others in the boat. 24A hundred and fifty days later, the water started going down.
The Great Flood
1Then the #Matt. 11:28Lord said to Noah, #Matt. 24:38; Luke 17:26; Heb. 11:7; 1 Pet. 3:20; 2 Pet. 2:5“Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that #Gen. 6:9; Ps. 33:18; Prov. 10:9; 2 Pet. 2:9you are righteous before Me in this generation. 2You shall take with you seven each of every #Lev. 11; Deut. 14:3–20clean animal, a male and his female; #Lev. 10:10; Ezek. 44:23two each of animals that are unclean, a male and his female; 3also seven each of birds of the air, male and female, to keep the species alive on the face of all the earth. 4For after #Gen. 7:10; Ex. 7:25seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth #Gen. 7:12, 17forty days and forty nights, and I will destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made.” 5#Gen. 6:22And Noah did according to all that the Lord commanded him. 6Noah was #Gen. 5:4, 32six hundred years old when the floodwaters were on the earth.
7#Gen. 6:18; 7:1, 13; Matt. 24:38; Luke 17:27So Noah, with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood. 8Of clean animals, of animals that are unclean, of birds, and of everything that creeps on the earth, 9two by two they went into the ark to Noah, male and female, as God had commanded Noah. 10And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth. 11In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on #Matt. 24:39; Luke 17:27; 2 Pet. 2:5; 3:6that day all #Gen. 8:2; Prov. 8:28; Is. 51:10; Ezek. 26:19the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the #Gen. 8:2; Ps. 78:23windows of heaven were opened. 12#Gen. 7:4, 17; 1 Sam. 12:18And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.
13On the very same day Noah and Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark— 14#Gen. 6:19they and every beast after its kind, all cattle after their kind, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, every bird of every #Gen. 1:21sort. 15And they #Gen. 6:19, 20; 7:9went into the ark to Noah, two by two, of all flesh in which is the breath of life. 16So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in #Gen. 7:2, 3as God had commanded him; and the Lord shut him in.
17#Gen. 7:4, 12; 8:6Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. 18The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, #Ps. 104:26and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters. 19And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered. 20The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered. 21#Gen. 6:7, 13, 17; 7:4And all flesh died that moved on the earth: birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man. 22All in #Gen. 2:7whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, all that was on the dry land, died. 23So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only #Matt. 24:38, 39; Luke 17:26, 27; Heb. 11:7; 1 Pet. 3:20; 2 Pet. 2:5Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive. 24#Gen. 8:3, 4And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days.