Genesis 7 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Next God said to Noah, "Now board the ship, you and all your family - out of everyone in this generation, you're the righteous one. 1 The LORD then said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.
2 "Take on board with you seven pairs of every clean animal, a male and a female; one pair of every unclean animal, a male and a female; 2 Take with you seven of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate,
3 and seven pairs of every kind of bird, a male and a female, to insure their survival on Earth. 3 and also seven of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.
4 In just seven days I will dump rain on Earth for forty days and forty nights. I'll make a clean sweep of everything that I've made." 4 Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made."
5 Noah did everything God commanded him. 5 And Noah did all that the LORD commanded him.
6 Noah was 600 years old when the floodwaters covered the Earth. 6 Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth.
7 Noah and his wife and sons and their wives boarded the ship to escape the flood. 7 And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood.
8 Clean and unclean animals, birds, and all the crawling creatures 8 Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground,
9 came in pairs to Noah and to the ship, male and female, just as God had commanded Noah. 9 male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah.
10 In seven days the floodwaters came. 10 And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.
11 It was the six-hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month that it happened: all the underground springs erupted and all the windows of Heaven were thrown open. 11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, on the seventeenth day of the second month--on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.
12 Rain poured for forty days and forty nights. 12 And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 That's the day Noah and his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, accompanied by his wife and his sons' wives, boarded the ship. 13 On that very day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark.
14 And with them every kind of wild and domestic animal, right down to all the kinds of creatures that crawl and all kinds of birds and anything that flies. 14 They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind, everything with wings.
15 They came to Noah and to the ship in pairs - everything and anything that had the breath of life in it, 15 Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark.
16 male and female of every creature came just as God had commanded Noah. Then God shut the door behind him. 16 The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in.
17 The flood continued forty days and the waters rose and lifted the ship high over the Earth. 17 For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth.
18 The waters kept rising, the flood deepened on the Earth, the ship floated on the surface. 18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.
19 The flood got worse until all the highest mountains were covered 19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered.
20 - the high water mark reached twenty feet above the crest of the mountains. 20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet.
21 Everything died. Anything that moved - dead. Birds, farm animals, wild animals, the entire teeming exuberance of life - dead. And all people - dead. 21 Every living thing that moved on the earth perished--birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind.
22 Every living, breathing creature that lived on dry land died; 22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died.
23 he wiped out the whole works - people and animals, crawling creatures and flying birds, every last one of them, gone. Only Noah and his company on the ship lived. 23 Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; men and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds of the air were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.
24 The floodwaters took over for 150 days. 24 The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.