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thing—all the people, the large animals, the small animals that scurry along
the ground, and even the birds of the sky. I am sorry I ever made them.” 8 But
Noah found favor with the Lord.
The Story of Noah
9 This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, the
only blameless person living on earth at the time, and he walked in close
fellowship with God. 10 Noah was the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and
11 Now God saw that the earth had become corrupt and was filled with
violence. 12 God observed all this corruption in the world, for everyone on
earth was corrupt. 13 So God said to Noah, “I have decided to destroy all living creatures, for they have filled the earth with violence. Yes, I will wipe
them all out along with the earth!
14 “Build a large boat* from cypress wood* and waterproof it with tar,
inside and out. Then construct decks and stalls throughout its interior.
15 Make the boat 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high.* 16 Leave an
18-inch opening* below the roof all the way around the boat. Put the door
on the side, and build three decks inside the boat—lower, middle, and
17 “Look! I am about to cover the earth with a flood that will destroy
every living thing that breathes. Everything on earth will die. 18 But I will
confirm my covenant with you. So enter the boat—you and your wife and
your sons and their wives. 19 Bring a pair of every kind of animal—a male
and a female—into the boat with you to keep them alive during the flood.
20 Pairs of every kind of bird, and e
very kind of animal, and e very kind of
small animal that scurries along the ground, will come to you to be kept
alive. 21 And be sure to take on board enough food for your famil y and for
all the animals.”
22 So Noah did everything exactly as God had commanded him.
The Flood Covers the Earth
When everything was ready, the Lord said to Noah, “Go into the boat with
all your family, for among all the people of the earth, I can see that you alone
are righteous. 2 Take with you seven pairs—male and female—of each animal
I have approved for eating and for sacrifice,* and take one pair of each of the
others. 3 Also take seven pairs of e very kind of bird. There must be a male and
a female in each pair to ensure that all life will survive on the earth after the
flood. 4 Seven days from now I will make the rains pour down on the earth. And
it will rain for forty days and forty nights, until I have wiped from the earth all
the living things I have created.”
5 So Noah did everything as the Lord commanded him.
6 Noah was 600 years old when the flood covered the earth. 7 He went on
board the boat to escape the flood—he and his wife and his sons and their
wives. 8 With them were all the various kinds of animals—those approved
for eating and for sacrifice and those that were not—along with all the
birds and the small animals that scurry along the ground. 9They entered the
boat in pairs, male and female, just as God had commanded Noah. 10 After
seven days, the waters of the flood came and covered the earth.
11 When Noah was 600 years old, on the seventeenth day of the second
month, all the underground waters erupted from the earth, and the rain
fell in mighty torrents from the sky. 12 The rain continued to fall for forty
days and forty nights.
6:14a Traditionally rendered an ark.
6:14b Or gopher wood.
6:15 Hebrew 300 cubits
6:16 Hebrew an
[138 meters] long, 50 cubits [23 meters] wide, and 30 cubits [13.8 meters] high.
opening of 1 cubit [46 centimeters]. 7:2 Hebrew of each clean animal; similarly in 7:8.
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