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.