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The first book of Moses, called Genesis, chapter 7, New English Translation and King James Version

Chapter 7

New English Translation


   1 The LORD said to Noah, "Come into the ark, you and all your household, for I consider you godly among this generation. 2 You must take with you seven of every kind of clean animal, the male and its mate, two of every kind of unclean animal, the male and its mate, 3 and also seven of every kind of bird in the sky, male and female, to preserve their offspring on the face of the earth. 4 For in seven days I will cause it to rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the ground every living thing that I have made."
   5 And Noah did all that the LORD commanded him.
   6 Noah was 600 years old when the floodwaters engulfed the earth. 7 Noah entered the ark along with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives because of the floodwaters. 8 Pairs of clean animals, of unclean animals, of birds, and of everything that creeps along the ground, 9 male and female, came into the ark to Noah, just as God had commanded him. 10 And after seven days the floodwaters engulfed the earth.
   11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month - on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst open and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. 12 And the rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
   13 On that very day Noah entered the ark, accompanied by his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, along with his wife and his sons' three wives. 14 They entered, along with every living creature after its kind, every animal after its kind, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, everything with wings. 15 Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life came into the ark to Noah. 16 Those that entered were male and female, just as God commanded him. Then the LORD shut him in.
   17 The flood engulfed the earth for forty days. As the waters increased, they lifted the ark and raised it above the earth. 18 The waters completely overwhelmed the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the waters. 19 The waters completely inundated the earth so that even all the high mountains under the entire sky were covered. 20 The waters rose more than twenty feet above the mountains. 21 And all living things that moved on the earth died, including the birds, domestic animals, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all humankind. 22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. 23 So the LORD destroyed every living thing that was on the surface of the ground, including people, animals, creatures that creep along the ground, and birds of the sky. They were wiped off the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark survived. 24 The waters prevailed over the earth for 150 days.

King James Version


   1 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.
   2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
   3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
   4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
   5 And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.
   6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
   7 ¶ And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
   8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
   9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
   10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
   11 ¶ In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
   12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
   13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;
   14 They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.
   15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
   16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.
   17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
   18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
   19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
   20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
   21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:
   22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.
   23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
   24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
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