The Great Flood
Mt 24.38; Lk 17.26 Then the Lord said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you alone are righteous before me in this generation. 2#Lev 10.10; 11; Ezek 44.23Take with you seven pairs of all clean animals, the male and its mate; and a pair of the animals that are not clean, the male and its mate; 3and seven pairs of the birds of the air also, male and female, to keep their kind alive on the face of all the earth. 4For in seven days I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and every living thing that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground.” 5And Noah did all that the Lord had commanded him.
6Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came on the earth. 7#v 1; Gen 6.18And Noah with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives went into the ark to escape the waters of the flood. 8Of clean animals and of animals that are not clean and of birds and of everything that creeps on the ground, 9two and two, male and female, went into the ark with Noah, as God had commanded Noah. 10And after seven days the waters of the flood came on the earth.
Gen 8.2; Prov 8.28; Ezek 26.19 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened. 12#vv 4, 17The rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights. 13#vv 1, 7; 6.18On the very same day Noah with his sons, Shem and Ham and Japheth, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons entered the ark, 14they and every wild animal of every kind and all domestic animals of every kind and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth and every bird of every kind.#7.14 Gk: Heb adds every bird, every winged creature 15#Gen 6.20They went into the ark with Noah, two and two of all flesh in which there was the breath of life. 16#vv 2, 3And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him, and the Lord shut him in.
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The flood continued forty days on the earth, and the waters increased and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. 18#Ps 104.26The waters swelled and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the face of the waters. 19The waters swelled so mightily on the earth that all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered; 20the waters swelled above the mountains, covering them fifteen cubits deep. 21#Gen 6.13, 17And all flesh died that moved on the earth, birds, domestic animals, wild animals, all swarming creatures that swarm on the earth, and all human beings; 22#Gen 2.7everything on dry land in whose nostrils was the breath of life died. 23#1 Pet 3.20; 2 Pet 2.5He blotted out every living thing that was on the face of the ground, human beings and animals and creeping things and birds of the air; they were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah was left and those with him in the ark. 24#Gen 8.3And the waters swelled on the earth for one hundred fifty days.