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 sources of the watery depths burst open, the floodgates of the sky were opened,
and the rain fell on the earth 40 days and 40 nights.
On that same day Noah along with his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, Noah's wife, and his three sons' wives entered the ark with him.
They [entered it] with all the wildlife according to their kinds, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that crawls on the earth according to its kind, all birds, every fowl, and everything with wings according to their kinds.
Two of all flesh that has the breath of life in it entered the ark with Noah.
Those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered just as God had commanded him. Then the Lord shut him in.
The deluge continued 40 days on the earth; the waters increased and lifted up the ark so that it rose above the earth.
The waters surged and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.
Then the waters surged even higher on the earth, and all the high mountains under the whole sky were covered.
The mountains were covered as the waters surged [above them] more than 20 feet.a21
All flesh perished-creatures that crawl on the earth, birds, livestock, wildlife, and all creatures that swarmb on the earth, as well as all mankind.
Everything with the breath of the spirit of life in its nostrils-everything on dry land died.
He wiped out every living thing that was on the surface of the ground, from mankind to livestock, to creatures that crawl, to the birds of the sky, and they were wiped off the earth. Only Noah was left, and those that were with him in the ark.
And the waters surged on the earth 150 days.