Finally, the day came when the LORD said to Noah, "Go into the boat with all your family, for among all the people of the earth, I consider you alone to be righteous.
Take along seven pairs of each animal that I have approved for eating and for sacrifice, and take one pair of each of the others.
Then select seven pairs of every kind of bird. There must be a male and a female in each pair to ensure that every kind of living creature will survive the flood.
One week from today I will begin forty days and forty nights of rain. And I will wipe from the earth all the living things I have created."
So Noah did exactly as the LORD had commanded him.
He was 600 years old when the flood came,