Genesis 7:1–16

The Great Flood

7 Then the aLord said to Noah, b“Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that cyou are righteous before Me in this generation. You shall take with you seven each of every dclean animal, a male and his female; etwo each of animals that are unclean, a male and his female; also seven each of birds of the air, male and female, to keep 1the species alive on the face of all the earth. For after fseven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth gforty days and forty nights, and I will 2destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made.” hAnd Noah did according to all that the Lord commanded him. Noah was isix hundred years old when the floodwaters were on the earth.

jSo Noah, with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood. Of clean animals, of animals that are unclean, of birds, and of everything that creeps on the earth, two by two they went into the ark to Noah, male and female, as God had commanded Noah. 10 And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth. 11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on kthat day all lthe fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the mwindows of heaven were opened. 12 nAnd the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.

13 On 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 othey 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 psort. 15 And they qwent into the ark to Noah, two by two, of all flesh in which is the breath of life. 16 So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in ras God had commanded him; and the Lord shut him in.

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