Genesis 7:9

9 male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah.

Genesis 7:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
ESV
9 two and two, male and female, went into the ark with Noah, as God had commanded Noah.
NLT
9 They entered the boat in pairs, male and female, just as God had commanded Noah.
MSG
9 came in pairs to Noah and to the ship, male and female, just as God had commanded Noah.
CSB
9 two of each, male and female, entered the ark with Noah, just as God had commanded him.

Genesis 7:9 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 7:9

There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark
Of themselves, as Jarchi and Aben Ezra, being impressed with an instinct from God so to do; or by the ministry of angels, as observed (See Gill on Genesis 6:20) there were two of a sort, and some think four: the male and the female;
and of some seven, or seven pairs, as before observed: as God commanded Noah;
which respects his own and his family's entrance and the creatures; both were commanded by God, and attended to by Noah, who was obedient in all things.

Genesis 7:9 In-Context

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 and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground,
9 male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.
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.

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