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Genesis 7 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 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. 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 along seven pairs of each animal that I have approved for eating and for sacrifice, and take one pair of each of the others. 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 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. 3 and also seven of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.
4 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." 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 So Noah did exactly as the LORD had commanded him. 5 And Noah did all that the LORD commanded him.
6 He was 600 years old when the flood came, 6 Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth.
7 and he went aboard the boat to escape -- he and his wife and his sons and their wives. 7 And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood.
8 With them were all the various kinds of animals -- those approved for eating and sacrifice and those that were not -- along with all the birds and other small animals. 8 Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground,
9 They came into the boat in pairs, 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 One week later, the flood came and covered the earth. 10 And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.
11 When Noah was 600 years old, on the seventeenth day of the second month, the underground waters burst forth on the earth, and the rain fell in mighty torrents from the sky. 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 The rain continued to fall for forty days and forty nights. 12 And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 But Noah had gone into the boat that very day with his wife and his sons -- Shem, Ham, and Japheth -- and their wives. 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 With them in the boat were pairs of every kind of breathing animal -- domestic and wild, large and small -- along with birds and flying insects of every kind. 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 Two by two they came into the boat, 15 Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark.
16 male and female, just as God had commanded. Then the LORD shut them 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 forty days the floods prevailed, covering the ground and lifting the boat 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 As the waters rose higher and higher above the ground, the boat floated safely on the surface. 18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.
19 Finally, the water covered even the highest mountains on the earth, 19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered.
20 standing more than twenty-two feet above the highest peaks. 20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet.
21 All the living things on earth died -- birds, domestic animals, wild animals, all kinds of small animals, and all the people. 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 died that breathed and lived on dry land. 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, animals both large and small, and birds. They were all destroyed, and only Noah was left alive, along with those who were with him in the boat. 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 And the water covered the earth for 150 days. 24 The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.