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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Genesis 6:9 - 8:19
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 6
6:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
This is the account of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God.
 
6:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.
 
6:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence.
 
6:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.
 
6:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So God said to Noah, "I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.
 
6:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So make yourself an ark of cypress F34 wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.
 
6:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high. F35
 
6:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Make a roof for it and finish F36 the ark to within 18 inches F37 of the top. Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks.
 
6:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I am going to bring floodwaters 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.
 
6:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark - you and your sons and your wife and your sons' wives with you.
 
6:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you.
 
6:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive.
 
6:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them."
 
6:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Noah did everything just as God commanded him.
 
   Chapter 7
7:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The LORD then said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.
 
7:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Take with you seven F38 of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate,
 
7:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and also seven of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.
 
7:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made."
 
7:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And Noah did all that the LORD commanded him.
 
7:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth.
 
7:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood.
 
7:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground,
 
7:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah.
 
7:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.
 
7:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, on the seventeenth day of the second month - on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.
 
7:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
 
7:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
On that very day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark.
 
7:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind, everything with wings.
 
7:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark.
 
7:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in.
 
7:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth.
 
7:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.
 
7:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered.
 
7:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet. F39 F40
 
7:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Every living thing that moved on the earth perished - birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind.
 
7:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died.
 
7:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; men and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds of the air were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.
 
7:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.
 
   Chapter 8
8:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded.
 
8:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky.
 
8:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down,
 
8:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.
 
8:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.
 
8:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
After forty days Noah opened the window he had made in the ark
 
8:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth.
 
8:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground.
 
8:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But the dove could find no place to set its feet because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark.
 
8:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark.
 
8:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth.
 
8:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him.
 
8:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
By the first day of the first month of Noah's six hundred and first year, the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry.
 
8:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry.
 
8:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then God said to Noah,
 
8:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives.
 
8:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you - the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground - so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number upon it."
 
8:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons' wives.
 
8:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
All the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the birds - everything that moves on the earth - came out of the ark, one kind after another.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F34 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
F35 Hebrew 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide and 30 cubits high (about 140 meters long, 23 meters wide and 13.5 meters high)
F36 Or Make an opening for light by finishing
F37 Hebrew a cubit (about 0.5 meter)
F38 Or seven pairs; also in verse 3
F39 Hebrew fifteen cubits (about 6.9 meters)
F40 Or rose more than twenty feet, and the mountains were covered

 
 

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