Genesis 7

Chapter 7

7:2  Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.

clean beast

Cf. (See Scofield "Genesis 6:19") .

7:7  And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

went in

(See Scofield "Genesis 6:9") .

7:9  There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.

two of every sort

Cf. Genesis 7:2 . In addition to two animals, etc., commanded ( Genesis 6:19 ) to be preserved for future increase ("they shall be male and female"), the further command was given more than 100 years later to take of clean beasts, i.e. beasts acceptable for sacrifice, seven each. Exodus gives ten such beasts, or but seventy in all. Modern ships carry hundreds of live beasts, with their food, besides scores of human beings.

7:11  In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

second month

i.e. May.

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