Genesis 6:11–7:23

11 Now the earth was corrupto in God’s sight and was full of violence.p 12 God saw how corruptq the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.r 13 So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroys both them and the earth.t 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

7 The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family,f because I have found you righteousg in this generation. Take with you seven pairs of every kind of cleanh animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alivei throughout the earth. Seven days from now I will send rainj on the earthk for forty daysl and forty nights,m and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.n

And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.o

Noah was six hundred years oldp when the floodwaters came on the earth. And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives entered the arkq to escape the waters of the flood. Pairs of clean and uncleanr animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah.s 10 And after the seven dayst the floodwaters came on the earth.

11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life,u on the seventeenth day of the second monthv—on that day all the springs of the great deepw burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavensx were opened. 12 And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.y

13 On that very day Noah and his sons,z Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark.a 14 They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind,b everything with wings. 15 Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark.c 16 The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah.d Then the Lord shut him in.

17 For forty dayse the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. 18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered.f 20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits.a,b g 21 Every living thing that moved on land perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind.h 22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of lifei in its nostrils died. 23 Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth.j Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.k

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