Genesis 7 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then the LORD said to Noah, "Go into the ark with your whole family. I know that you are a godly man among the people of today. 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 seven of every kind of 'clean' animal with you. Take male and female of them. Take two of every kind of animal that is not 'clean.' Take male and female of them. 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 Also take seven of every kind of bird. Take male and female of them. That will keep every kind alive. Then they can spread out again over the whole earth. 3 and also seven of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.
4 "Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth. It will rain for 40 days and 40 nights. I will destroy from the face of the earth every living thing I have 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 the LORD commanded him to do. 5 And Noah did all that the LORD commanded him.
6 Noah was 600 years old when the flood came on the earth. 6 Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth.
7 He and his sons entered the ark. His wife and his sons' wives went with them. They entered the ark to escape the waters of 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 Pairs of "clean" animals and pairs of animals that were not "clean" came to Noah. So did pairs of birds and pairs of all of the creatures that move along the ground. 8 Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground,
9 Male and female of all of them came to Noah and entered the ark. Everything happened exactly as God had commanded Noah. 9 male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah.
10 After seven days the flood came on the earth. 10 And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.
11 Noah was 600 years old. It was the 17th day of the second month of the year. On that day all of the springs at the bottom of the oceans burst open. God opened the windows of the skies. 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 fell on the earth for 40 days and 40 nights. 12 And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 On that same day Noah entered the ark together with Shem, Ham and Japheth. Noah's wife and the wives of his three sons also entered it. 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 They had every kind of wild animal with them. They had every kind of livestock. They had every kind of creature that moves along the ground. And they had every kind of bird 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 Pairs of all living creatures that breathe came to Noah and entered the ark. 15 Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark.
16 The animals going in were male and female of every living thing. Everything happened exactly as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in. 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 For 40 days the flood kept coming on the earth. As the waters rose higher, they lifted the ark high above 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 rose higher and higher on the earth. And the ark floated on the water. 18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.
19 The waters rose on the earth until all of the high mountains under the entire sky were covered. 19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered.
20 The waters continued to rise until they covered the mountains by more than 20 feet. 20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet.
21 Every living thing that moved on the earth died. The birds, the livestock and the wild animals died. All of the creatures that fill the earth also died. And so did every human being. 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 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in it died. 22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died.
23 Every living thing on the earth was wiped out. People and animals were destroyed. The creatures that move along the ground and the birds of the air were wiped out. Everything was destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark were left. 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 waters flooded the earth for 150 days. 24 The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.