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Noah and the Flood

Then Yahweh said to Noah, “Enter the ark, you and all your household, for you alone I have seen to be (A)righteous before Me in this generation. You shall take [a]with you of every (B)clean animal [b]by sevens, a male and his female; and of the animals that are not clean, two, a male and his female; also of the birds of the [c]sky, [d]by sevens, male and female, to keep their seed alive on the face of all the earth. For after (C)seven more days, I will send rain on the earth (D)forty days and forty nights; and I will blot out from the face of the land (E)every living thing that I have made.” (F)And Noah did according to all that Yahweh had commanded him.

Now Noah was (G)six hundred years old when the flood of water [e]came upon the earth. Then (H)Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him entered the ark because of the water of the flood. (I)Of clean animals and animals that are not clean and birds and everything that creeps on the ground, [f]by twos they came to Noah into the ark, male and female, as God had commanded Noah. 10 Now it happened after (J)the seven days, that the water of the flood [g]came upon the earth. 11 In the (K)six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on this day all (L)the fountains of the great deep split open, and the [h]floodgates of the sky were opened. 12 (M)Then the rain [i]came upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.

13 On this very day (N)Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark, 14 they and every beast after its kind, and all the cattle after [j]their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind—every [k]fowl, every winged creature. 15 So they came to Noah into the ark, (O)by twos of all flesh in which was the breath of life. 16 And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered as God had commanded him; and Yahweh closed it behind him.

17 Then the flood [l]came upon the earth for (P)forty days, and the water multiplied and lifted up the ark, so that it rose above the earth. 18 And the water prevailed and multiplied greatly upon the earth, and the ark went on the [m]surface of the water. 19 And the water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains under all the heavens were covered. 20 The water prevailed [n]fifteen cubits higher, (Q)and the mountains were covered. 21 (R)And all flesh that [o]moved on the earth breathed its last, that is birds and cattle and beasts and every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth, as well as all mankind. 22 All (S)in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life—of all that was on the dry land—died. 23 Thus He blotted out [p]every living thing that was upon the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the [q]sky, and they were blotted out from the earth; and only (T)Noah remained, and those that were with him in the ark. 24 (U)And the water prevailed upon the earth 150 days.


  1. Genesis 7:2 Lit to
  2. Genesis 7:2 Lit seven seven
  3. Genesis 7:3 Lit heavens
  4. Genesis 7:3 Lit seven seven
  5. Genesis 7:6 Lit was
  6. Genesis 7:9 Lit two two
  7. Genesis 7:10 Lit were
  8. Genesis 7:11 Or windows of the heavens
  9. Genesis 7:12 Lit was
  10. Genesis 7:14 Lit its
  11. Genesis 7:14 Lit bird
  12. Genesis 7:17 Lit was
  13. Genesis 7:18 Lit face
  14. Genesis 7:20 Approx. 22.5 ft. or 6.75 m
  15. Genesis 7:21 Or crept
  16. Genesis 7:23 Lit all existence
  17. Genesis 7:23 Lit heavens