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Genesis 7:1

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.

Read Genesis 7:1 Using Other Translations

And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
Then the LORD said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation.
When everything was ready, the LORD said to Noah, “Go into the boat with all your family, for among all the people of the earth, I can see that you alone are righteous.

What does Genesis 7:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 7:1

And the Lord said unto Noah
After Noah had built the ark, and got all things ready as were commanded him; and when it was but seven days ere the flood would begin: Come thou and all thy house into the ark;
that is, he and his wife, his three sons and their wives; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation:
this was a great character of Noah; that he was a "righteous" person, not by his own righteousness, but by the righteousness of faith he was both heir and preacher of; and this he was "before" God, in his sight, seen, known, and acknowledged by him as righteous; and therefore must be really so: and this shows that he was not so by the works of the law, but by the righteousness of Christ; because by them no flesh living is justified in the sight of God: and Noah was a rare instance of this character; there was none besides him in that wicked generation, so that he was very conspicuous and remarkable; and it was wonderful grace to him, that he should have this blessing to be righteous in an age so sadly corrupt, which was the cause of his being saved; for whoever are justified shall be saved eternally, ( Romans 8:30 ) as well as they are often saved from temporal calamities, see ( Isaiah 3:10 ) .

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