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Genesis 6:14–22

14 So make yourself an ark of cypressc wood;u make rooms in it and coat it with pitchv inside and out. 15 This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high.d 16 Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubite high all around.f Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks. 17 I am going to bring floodwatersw on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish.x 18 But I will establish my covenant with you,y and you will enter the arkz—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. 19 You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you.a 20 Twob of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kindc of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive.d 21 You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.”

22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.e

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The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.

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That is, about 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high or about 135 meters long, 23 meters wide and 14 meters high

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That is, about 18 inches or about 45 centimeters

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The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.

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