Genesis 7:1-6 NLT

1 When everything was ready, the said to Noah, “Go into the boat with all your family, for among all the people of the earth, I can see that you alone are righteous.
2 Take with you seven pairs—male and female—of each animal I have approved for eating and for sacrifice,a and take one pair of each of the others.

References for Genesis 7:2

    •  7:2 - Hebrew of each clean animal; similarly in 7:8 .
      3 Also take seven pairs of every kind of bird. There must be a male and a female in each pair to ensure that all life will survive on the earth after the flood.
      4 Seven days from now I will make the rains pour down on the earth. And it will rain for forty days and forty nights, until I have wiped from the earth all the living things I have created.”
      5 So Noah did everything as the commanded him.
      6 Noah was 600 years old when the flood covered the earth.