The LORD then said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and your whole family,1 because I have found you righteous2 in this generation.
Take with you sevena of every kind of clean3 animal, a male and its mate, and two of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate,
and also seven of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive4 throughout the earth.
Seven days from now I will send rain5 on the earth6 for forty days7 and forty nights,8 and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.9"
And Noah did all that the LORD commanded him.106
Noah was six hundred years old11 when the floodwaters came on the earth.
And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives entered the ark12 to escape the waters of the flood.
Pairs of clean and unclean13 animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground,
male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah.1410
And after the seven days15 the floodwaters came on the earth.
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life,16 on the seventeenth day of the second month17--on that day all the springs of the great deep18 burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens19 were opened.
And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.20