16 Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit[a] high all around.[b] Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks. 17 I am going to bring floodwaters(A) on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish.(B) 18 But I will establish my covenant with you,(C) and you will enter the ark(D)—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 6:16 That is, about 18 inches or about 45 centimeters
  2. Genesis 6:16 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.