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Genesis 7

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1And the Lord said to him: Go in thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee I have seen just before me in this generation.
2Of all clean beasts take seven and seven, the male and female.
3But of the beasts that are unclean two and two, the male and female. Of the fowls also of the air seven and seven, the male and the female: that seed may be saved upon the face of the whole earth.
4For yet a while, and after seven days, I will rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and I will destroy every substance that I have made, from the face of the earth.
5And Noe did all things which the Lord had commanded him.
6And he was six hundred years old, when the waters of the flood overflowed the earth.
7And Noe went in, and his sons, his wife and the wives of his sons with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8And of the beasts clean and unclean, and of fowls, and of every thing that moveth upon the earth,
9Two and two went in to Noe into the ark, male and female: as the Lord had commanded Noe.
10And after seven days were passed, the waters of the flood overflowed the earth.
11In the six hundreth year of the life of Noe, in the second month, in the seventeenth day of the month, all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the flood gates of heaven were opened:
12And the rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
13In the selfsame day, Noe, and Sem, and Cham, and Japheth his sons: his wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, went into the ark:
14They and every beast according to its kind, and all the cattle in their kind, and every thing that moveth upon the earth according to its kind, and every fowl according to its kind, and every fowl according to its kind, all birds, and all that fly,
15Went in to Noe into the ark, two and two, of all flesh wherein was the breath of life.
16And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in on the outside.
17And the flood was forty days upon the earth, and the waters increased, and lifted up the ark on high from earth.
18For they overflowed exceedingly: and filled all on the face of the earth: and the ark was carried upon the waters.
19And the waters prevailed beyond measure upon the earth: and all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered.
20The water was fifteen cubits higher than the mountains which it covered.
21And all flesh was destroyed that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beasts, and of all creeping things that creep upon the earth: and all men.
22And all things wherein there is the breath of life on the earth, died.
23And he destroyed all the substance that was upon the earth, from man to beast, and the creeping things and fowls of the air: and they were destroyed from the earth. And Noe only remained, and they that were with him in the ark.
24And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.
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Entering the Ark
1Then the Lord said to Noah, “Enter the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you alone are righteous before Me in this generation. # Mt 24:38-39; Lk 17:26-27; Heb 11:7 2You are to take with you seven pairs, a male and its female, of all the clean animals, # Gn 8:20; Lv 11:1-31; Dt 14:3-20 and two of the animals that are not clean, a male and its female, 3and seven pairs, male and female, of the birds of the sky — in order to keep offspring alive on the face of the whole earth. 4Seven days from now I will make it rain on the earth 40 days and 40 nights, and I will wipe off from the face of the earth every living thing I have made.” 5And Noah did everything that the Lord commanded him. # Gn 6:22
6Noah was 600 years old when the flood came and water covered the earth. 7So Noah, his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives entered the ark because of the waters of the flood. 8From the clean animals, unclean animals, birds, and every creature that crawls on the ground, 9two of each, male and female, entered the ark with Noah, just as God had commanded him. 10Seven days later the waters of the flood came on the earth.
The Flood
11In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the sources of the watery depths burst open, # Gn 8:2; Pr 8:28; Am 9:6 the floodgates of the sky were opened, # 2Kg 7:19; Ps 78:23; Is 24:18; Mal 3:10 12and the rain fell on the earth 40 days and 40 nights. 13On that same day Noah along with his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, Noah’s wife, and his three sons’ wives entered the ark with him. 14They entered it with all the wildlife according to their kinds, all livestock according to their kinds, the creatures that crawl on the earth according to their kinds, all birds, every fowl, and everything with wings according to their kinds. 15Two of all flesh that has the breath of life in it entered the ark with Noah. 16Those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered just as God had commanded him. Then the Lord shut him in.
17The flood continued for 40 days on the earth; the waters increased and lifted up the ark so that it rose above the earth. 18The waters surged and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 19Then the waters surged even higher on the earth, and all the high mountains under the whole sky were covered. 20The mountains were covered as the waters surged above them more than 20 feet. # Lit surged 15 cubits 21Every creature perished — those that crawl on the earth, birds, livestock, wildlife, and those that swarm # Lit all the swarming swarms on the earth, as well as all mankind. 22Everything with the breath of the spirit of life in its nostrils # Gn 2:7 — everything on dry land died. 23He wiped out every living thing that was on the surface of the ground, from mankind to livestock, to creatures that crawl, to the birds of the sky, and they were wiped off the earth. Only Noah was left, and those that were with him in the ark. # 1Pt 3:20; 2Pt 2:5 24And the waters surged on the earth 150 days.