Genesis 7:17-24 NIV

17 For forty days1 the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth.

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      18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.
      19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered.2

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      20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet.a b 3

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        • b 7:20 - Hebrew "fifteen cubits" (about 6.9 meters)
        • c 7:20 - Or "rose more than twenty feet, and the mountains were covered"
          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.4

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          22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life5 in its nostrils died.

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          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.6 Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.7

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          24 The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.8

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