On the seventeenth day of the second month of the six hundredth year of Noah's life, all the deep springs burst open. The sky opened,
and rain came pouring down on the earth for 40 days and 40 nights.
On that same day Noah and his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, as well as Noah's wife and his three daughters-in-law went into the ship.
They had with them every type of wild animal, every type of domestic animal, every type of creature that crawls on the earth, and every type of bird (every creature with wings).
A pair of every living, breathing animal came to Noah to go into the ship.
A male and a female of every animal went in as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD closed the door behind them.
The flood continued for 40 days on the earth. The water increased and lifted the ship so that it rose high above the ground.
As the water rose and became very deep, the ship floated on top of the water.
The water rose very high above the earth. It covered all the high mountains everywhere under the sky.
It rose 23 feet above the mountaintops.
Every creature that crawls on the earth died, including birds, domestic and wild animals, and everything that swarms over the earth, along with every human.
Everything on dry land (every living, breathing creature) died.
Every living creature on the face of the earth was wiped out. Humans, domestic animals, crawling creatures, and birds were wiped off the earth. Only Noah and those with him in the ship were left.
The floodwaters were on the earth for 150 days.