The Flood1 Then the Lord said to Noah, “Enter the ark, you and all your household, for you alone I have seen to be a righteous before Me in this ▼
▼ Lit generationtime. 2 “You shall take ▼
▼ Lit towith you of every d clean animal ▼
▼ Lit seven sevenby 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 ▼
▼ Lit heavenssky ▼
▼ Lit seven sevenby sevens, male and female, to keep ▼
▼ Lit seedoffspring alive on the face of all the earth. 4 “For after i seven more days, I will send rain on the earth j forty days and forty nights; and I will blot out from the face of the land k every living thing that I have made.” 5 l Noah did according to all that the Lord had commanded him. 6 Now Noah was m six hundred years old when the flood of water ▼ came upon the earth. 7 Then o Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him entered the ark because of the water of the flood. 8 p Of 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 ▼
▼ Lit two twoby twos, male and female, as God had commanded Noah. 10 It came about after r the seven days, that the water of the flood ▼
▼ Lit werecame upon the earth. 11 In the t six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all u the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the ▼
▼ Or windows of the heavensfloodgates of the sky were opened. 12 w The rain ▼ fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights. 13 On the very same day y Noah 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 ▼
▼ Lit itstheir kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind ▼
▼ Lit every bird, every wingall sorts of birds. 15 So they went into the ark to Noah ab by 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 ▼ came upon the earth for ad forty 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 ▼
▼ Lit wentfloated on the ▼
▼ Lit facesurface of the water. 19 The water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains ▼
▼ Lit which were under all the heavenseverywhere under the heavens were covered. 20 The water prevailed fifteen ▼
▼ I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.cubits higher ai and the mountains were covered. 21 aj All flesh that ▼
▼ Or creptmoved 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 al in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, died. 23 Thus He blotted out ▼
▼ Lit all existenceevery living thing that was upon the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the ▼
▼ Lit heavenssky, and they were blotted out from the earth; and only ao Noah was left, together with those that were with him in the ark. 24 ap The water prevailed upon the earth one hundred and fifty days.
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