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Genesis 7

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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 40 days and nights, and I will destroy all other living creatures I have made.
5-7 # Mt 24.38,39; Lk 17.27. Noah was 600 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. 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.
11-12 # 2 P 3.6. The water under the earth started gushing out everywhere, the sky opened like windows, and rain poured down for 40 days and nights. All this began on the seventeenth day of the second month of the year. 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, the Lord closed the door.
17-18For 40 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 meters below the surface of the water. 21Not a bird, animal, reptile, or human was left alive anywhere on earth. 22-23#3 Macc 2.4. The Lord destroyed everything that breathed. Nothing was left alive except Noah and the others in the boat. 24A hundred fifty days later, the water started going down.
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Genesis 7
1¶ And the Lord said unto Noah, Enter thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
2Of every clean animal thou shalt take to thee seven pairs, the male and his female; but of animals that are not clean, two, the male and his female.
3Of fowls also of the heavens by seven pairs, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
4For yet in seven days, I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every substance that I have made I will destroy from off the face of the earth.
5¶ And Noah did according unto all that the Lord commanded him.
6And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7And Noah went in and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him into the ark because of the waters of the flood.
8Of clean animals and of animals that are not clean and of fowls and of every thing that moves upon the earth,
9there went in two by two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11¶ In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of the heavens were opened.
12And there was rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
13¶ In that same day Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them entered into the ark,
14they and every animal after its kind and all the beasts after their kind and every creeping thing that moves upon the earth after its kind and every fowl after its kind, every bird, every thing with wings.
15And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two by two of all flesh in which is the spirit of life.
16And those that went in went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him, and the Lord shut him in.
17¶ And the flood was forty days upon the earth, and the waters multiplied and bore up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth.
18And the waters prevailed and multiplied greatly upon the earth, and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
19And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth, and all the high mountains that were under all the heavens were covered.
20Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail, and the mountains were covered.
21¶ And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl and of beasts and of animals and of every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth and every man;
22all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life of all that was in the dry land died.
23And every substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man and cattle and the animals and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth, and only Noah remained alive and those that were with him in the ark.
24And the waters prevailed upon the earth one hundred and fifty days.