The Flood

1 Then the LORD said to Noah, "Enter the ark, you and all your household, for you alone I have seen to be 1righteous before Me in this time.
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    • a 7:1 - Lit "generation"
      2 "You shall take with you of every 2clean animal by sevens, a male and his female; and of the animals that are not clean two, a male and his female;
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        • b 7:2 - Lit "to"
        • c 7:2 - Lit "seven seven"
          3 also of the birds of the sky, by sevens, male and female, to keep offspring alive on the face of all the earth.
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            • d 7:3 - Lit "heavens"
            • e 7:3 - Lit "seven seven"
            • f 7:3 - Lit "seed"
              4 "For after 3seven more days, I will send rain on the earth 4forty days and forty nights; and I will blot out from the face of the land 5every living thing that I have made."
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              5 6Noah did according to all that the LORD had commanded him.
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              6 Now Noah was 7six hundred years old when the flood of water came upon the earth.
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              7 Then 8Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him entered the ark because * of the water of the flood.
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              8 9Of clean animals and animals that are not clean and birds and everything that creeps on the ground,
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              9 there went into the ark to Noah by twos, male and female, as God had commanded Noah.
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                • h 7:9 - Lit "two two"
                  10 It came about after 10the seven days, that the water of the flood came upon the earth.
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                  11 In the 11six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth * day of the month, on the same day all 12the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened.
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                    • j 7:11 - Or "windows of the heavens"
                      12 13The rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.
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                      13 On the very same day 14Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark,
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                      14 they and every beast after its kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, all sorts of birds.
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                        • l 7:14 - Lit "its"
                        • m 7:14 - Lit "every bird, every wing"
                          15 So they went into the ark to Noah, 15by twos of all flesh in which was the breath of life.
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                          16 Those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered as God had commanded him; and the LORD closed it behind him.
                          17 Then the flood came upon the earth for 16forty days, and the water increased and lifted up the ark, so that it rose above * the earth.
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                          18 The water prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.
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                            • o 7:18 - Lit "went"
                            • p 7:18 - Lit "face"
                              19 The water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains everywhere under the heavens were covered.
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                                • q 7:19 - Lit "which were under all the heavens"
                                  20 The water prevailed fifteen * cubits higher, 17and the mountains were covered.
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                                    • r 7:20 - I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
                                      21 18All flesh that moved on the earth perished, birds and cattle and beasts and every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth, and all mankind;
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                                      22 of all that was on the dry land, all 19in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, died.
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                                      23 Thus He blotted out every living thing that was upon the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky, and they were blotted out from the earth; and only 20Noah was left, together with those that were with him in the ark.
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                                      24 21The water prevailed upon the earth one hundred and fifty days.
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