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.