Genesis 7 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then the Lord said to Noah, "I have seen that you are the best person among the people of this time, so you and your family can go into the boat. 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 with you seven pairs, each male with its female, of every kind of clean animal, and take one pair, each male with its female, of every kind of unclean animal. 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 Take seven pairs of all the birds of the sky, each male with its female. This will allow all these animals to continue living on the earth after the flood. 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 forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe off from the earth every living thing that 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. 5 And Noah did all that the LORD commanded him.
6 Noah was six hundred years old when the flood came. 6 Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth.
7 He and his wife and his sons and their wives went into the boat 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 The clean animals, the unclean animals, the birds, and everything that crawls on the ground 8 Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground,
9 came to Noah. They went into the boat in groups of two, 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 Seven days later the flood started. 10 And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.
11 When Noah was six hundred years old, the flood started. On the seventeenth day of the second month of that year the underground springs split open, and the clouds in the sky poured out rain. 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 fell on the earth for forty days and forty nights. 12 And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 On that same day Noah and his wife, his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and their wives went into the boat. 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 and tame animal, every kind of animal that crawls on the earth, and every kind of bird. 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 Every creature that had the breath of life came to Noah in the boat in groups of two. 15 Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark.
16 One male and one female of every living thing came, just as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord closed the door behind them. 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 Water flooded the earth for forty days, and as it rose it lifted the boat off the ground. 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 water continued to rise, and the boat floated on it above the earth. 18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.
19 The water rose so much that even the highest mountains under the sky were covered by it. 19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered.
20 It continued to rise until it was more than twenty feet above the mountains. 20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet.
21 All living things that moved on the earth died. This included all the birds, tame animals, wild animals, and creatures that swarm on the earth, as well as all human beings. 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 So 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 God destroyed from the earth every living thing that was on the land -- every man, animal, crawling thing, and bird of the sky. All that was left was Noah and what was 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 waters continued to cover the earth for one hundred fifty days. 24 The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.