1 Then Yahweh said to Noah, "Go--you and all your household--into the ark, for I have seen you [are] righteous before me in this generation.

References for Genesis 7:1

    • a 7:1 - Or "And"
      2 From all the clean animals you must take for yourself {seven pairs}, a male and its mate. And from the animals that [are] not clean [you must take] two, a male and its mate,

      References for Genesis 7:2

        • b 7:2 - Literally "seven, seven"
          3 as well as from the birds of heaven {seven pairs}, male and female, {to keep their kind alive} on the face of the earth.

          References for Genesis 7:3

            • c 7:3 - Or "the sky"
            • d 7:3 - Literally "seven, seven"
            • e 7:3 - Literally "to keep seed alive"
              4 For {within seven days} I will send rain upon the earth [for] forty days and forty nights. And I will blot out all the living creatures that I have made from upon the face of the ground."

              References for Genesis 7:4

                • f 7:4 - Literally "to seven days still"
                  5 And Noah did according to all that Yahweh commanded him.

                  The Flood

                  6 Noah {was six hundred years old} when the flood waters came upon the earth.

                  References for Genesis 7:6

                    • g 7:6 - Literally "was a son of six hundred years"
                    • h 7:6 - Or "and"
                      7 And Noah and his sons and his wife, and the wives of his sons with him, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood.
                      8 Of clean animals, and of animals which [are] not clean, and of the birds, and everything that creeps upon the ground,
                      9 {two of each} went to Noah, into the ark, male and female, as God had commanded Noah.

                      References for Genesis 7:9

                        • i 7:9 - Literally "two, two"
                          10 And it happened [that] after seven days the waters of the flood came over the earth.
                          11 In the six hundredth year of the life of Noah, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month--on that day all the springs of the great deep were split open, and the windows of heaven were opened.
                          12 And the rain came upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
                          13 On this same day, Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and the wife of Noah and the three wives of his sons with them, went into the ark,
                          14 they and all the living creatures according to their kind, and all the domesticated animals according to their kind, and all the creatures that creep upon the earth according to their kind, all the birds according to their kind, every winged creature.

                          References for Genesis 7:14

                              15 And they came to Noah to the ark, {two of each}, from every living thing in which [was] the breath of life.

                              References for Genesis 7:15

                                • n 7:15 - Literally "two, two"
                                  16 And those that came, male and female, of every living thing, came as God had commanded him. And Yahweh shut the door behind him.
                                  17 And the flood came forty days and forty nights upon the earth. And the waters increased, and lifted the ark, and it rose up from the earth.
                                  18 And the waters prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth. And the ark went upon the surface of the waters.

                                  References for Genesis 7:18

                                    • o 7:18 - Hebrew "face"
                                      19 And the waters prevailed {overwhelmingly} upon the earth, and they covered all the high mountains which were under the entire heaven.

                                      References for Genesis 7:19

                                        • p 7:19 - Literally "very very"
                                        • q 7:19 - Or "the sky"
                                          20 {The waters swelled fifteen cubits above the mountains, covering them}.

                                          References for Genesis 7:20

                                            • r 7:20 - Literally "Fifteen cubits above the waters swelled, and they covered the mountains"
                                              21 And every living thing that moved on the earth perished--the birds, and the domesticated animals, and the wild animals, and everything that swarmed on the earth, and all humankind.
                                              22 Everything in whose nostrils [was] {the breath of life}, among all that [was] on dry land, died.

                                              References for Genesis 7:22

                                                • s 7:22 - Literally "a breath of spirit of life"
                                                  23 And he blotted out every living thing upon the surface of the ground, from humankind, to animals, to creeping things, and to the birds of heaven; they were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah and those who [were] with him in the ark remained.

                                                  References for Genesis 7:23

                                                    • t 7:23 - In context, God
                                                    • u 7:23 - Or "the sky"
                                                      24 And the waters prevailed over the earth one hundred and fifty days.