and also seven of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive1 throughout the earth.
Seven days from now I will send rain2 on the earth3 for forty days4 and forty nights,5 and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.6"
And Noah did all that the LORD commanded him.76
Noah was six hundred years old8 when the floodwaters came on the earth.
And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives entered the ark9 to escape the waters of the flood.
Pairs of clean and unclean10 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.1110
And after the seven days12 the floodwaters came on the earth.
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life,13 on the seventeenth day of the second month14--on that day all the springs of the great deep15 burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens16 were opened.
And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.1713
On that very day Noah and his sons,18 Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark.19