1Then the Lord said to Noah: Go into the ark, you and all your household, for you alone in this generation have I found to be righteous before me.#Wis 10:4; Sir 44:17; 2 Pt 2:5. 2Of every clean animal, take with you seven pairs, a male and its mate; and of the unclean animals, one pair, a male and its mate; 3likewise, of every bird of the air, seven pairs, a male and a female, to keep their progeny alive over all the earth. 4For seven days from now I will bring rain down on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and so I will wipe out from the face of the earth every being that I have made.#Gn 6:17; 2 Pt 2:5. 5Noah complied, just as the Lord had commanded.
The Great Flood. 6Noah was six hundred years old when the flood came upon the earth. 7Together with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives, Noah went into the ark because of the waters of the flood.#Wis 14:6; 1 Pt 3:20; 2 Pt 2:5. 8Of the clean animals and the unclean, of the birds, and of everything that crawls on the ground, 9two by two, male and female came to Noah into the ark, just as God had commanded him.#Gn 6:19. 10When the seven days were over, the waters of the flood came upon the earth.
11In 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 abyss#Abyss: the subterranean ocean; see note on 1:2. burst forth,
and the floodgates of the sky were opened.
12For forty days and forty nights heavy rain poured down on the earth.
13On the very same day, Noah and his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and Noah’s wife, and the three wives of Noah’s sons had entered the ark, 14together with every kind of wild animal, every kind of tame animal, every kind of crawling thing that crawls on the earth, and every kind of bird. 15Pairs of all creatures in which there was the breath of life came to Noah into the ark. 16Those that entered were male and female; of all creatures they came, as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord shut him in.
17The flood continued upon the earth for forty days. As the waters increased, they lifted the ark, so that it rose above the earth. 18The waters swelled and increased greatly on the earth, but the ark floated on the surface of the waters. 19Higher and higher on the earth the waters swelled, until all the highest mountains under the heavens were submerged. 20The waters swelled fifteen cubits higher than the submerged mountains. 21All creatures that moved on earth perished: birds, tame animals, wild animals, and all that teemed on the earth, as well as all humankind.#Jb 22:16; Mt 24:39; Lk 17:27; 2 Pt 3:6. 22Everything on dry land with the breath of life in its nostrils died. 23The Lord wiped out every being on earth: human beings and animals, the crawling things and the birds of the air; all were wiped out from the earth. Only Noah and those with him in the ark were left.
24And when the waters had swelled on the earth for one hundred and fifty days,
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1#Ge 6:9; 7:7The Lord said to Noah, “You and your entire household go into the ark, for you alone I have seen to be righteous before Me among this generation. 2#Ge 8:20; Lev 11:1–47Take with you seven each of every clean animal, the male and its female, and two each of every unclean animal, the male and its female, 3and seven each of birds of the air, the male and female, to keep offspring alive on the face of all the earth. 4#Ge 6:17; 7:12In seven days I will cause it to rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and every living thing that I have made I will destroy from the face of the earth.”
5#Ge 6:22And Noah did according to all that the Lord commanded him.
6#Ge 5:32Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came upon the earth. 7#Ge 6:18; 7:1And Noah went with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives into the ark because of the floodwaters. 8Everything that creeps on the land from clean and unclean animals and birds 9came in two by two, male and female, to Noah into the ark, as God had commanded Noah. 10#Ge 7:4After seven days, the waters of the flood were on the earth.
11#Ge 8:2; 1:7; 2Ki 7:19In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the same day, all the fountains of the great deep burst open and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. 12#Ge 7:4; 7:17The rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.
13#Ge 6:18; 7:1On the very same day Noah and the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and Noah’s wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark. 14They and every wild animal according to its kind, and all the livestock according to their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth according to its kind, and every bird according to its kind, every bird of every sort, 15went with Noah into the ark, two by two of all flesh in which was the breath of life. 16#Ge 7:2–3So they went in, male and female of all flesh, just as God had commanded him; then the Lord shut him in.
17#Ge 7:4; 7:12The flood was on the earth forty days, and the water increased and lifted up the ark, so that it rose up above the earth. 18The water prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 19The water prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high mountains that were under the whole heaven were covered. 20The waters prevailed upward and the mountains were covered fifteen cubits deep.#About 23 feet, or 6.8 meters. 21#Ge 6:13; 6:17All flesh that moved on the earth died: birds and livestock and beasts, and every creeping thing that crept on the earth, and every man. 22#Ge 2:7All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, all that was on the dry land, died. 23#2Pe 2:5; 1Pe 3:20; Heb 11:7So He blotted out every living thing which was on the face of the ground, both man and animals and the creeping things and the birds of the heavens. They were blotted out from the earth, and only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive.
24The waters prevailed on the earth for one hundred and fifty days.
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