1 Then the Lord said to Noah, “Enter the ark, you and all your household, for you alone I have seen to be arighteous before Me in this 1time. 2 “You shall take 1with you of every aclean animal 2by sevens, a male and his female; and of the animals that are not clean two, a male and his female; 3 also of the birds of the 1sky, 2by sevens, male and female, to keep 3offspring alive on the face of all the earth. 4 “For after aseven more days, I will send rain on the earth bforty days and forty nights; and I will blot out from the face of the land cevery living thing that I have made.” 5 aNoah did according to all that the Lord had commanded him.
6 Now Noah was asix hundred years old when the flood of water 1came upon the earth. 7 Then aNoah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him entered the ark because of the water of the flood. 8 aOf clean animals and animals that are not clean and birds and everything that creeps on the ground, 9 there went into the ark to Noah 1by twos, male and female, as God had commanded Noah. 10 It came about after athe seven days, that the water of the flood 1came upon the earth. 11 In the asix hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all bthe fountains of the great deep burst open, and the 1floodgates of the sky were opened. 12 aThe rain 1fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.
13 On the very same day aNoah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark, 14 they and every beast after its kind, and all the cattle after 1their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, 2all sorts of birds. 15 So they went into the ark to Noah, aby twos of all flesh in which was the breath of life. 16 Those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered as God had commanded him; and the Lord closed it behind him.
17 Then the flood 1came upon the earth for aforty days, and the water increased and lifted up the ark, so that it rose above the earth. 18 The water prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth, and the ark 1floated on the 2surface of the water. 19 The water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains 1everywhere under the heavens were covered. 20 The water prevailed fifteen 1cubits higher, aand the mountains were covered. 21 aAll flesh that 1moved on the earth perished, birds and cattle and beasts and every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth, and all mankind; 22 of all that was on the dry land, all ain whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, died. 23 Thus He blotted out 1every living thing that was upon the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the 2sky, and they were blotted out from the earth; and only aNoah was left, together with those that were with him in the ark. 24 aThe water prevailed upon the earth one hundred and fifty days.
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