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Genesis 7 :: New International Version (NIV)

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(Luk 17:26, 27 )
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:1 - The LORD then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:2 - Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:3 - and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:4 - 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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:5 - And Noah did all that the LORD commanded him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:6 - Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:7 - And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:8 - Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:9 - male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:10 - And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:11 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:12 - And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:13 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:14 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:15 - Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:16 - The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:17 - For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:18 - The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:19 - They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:20 - The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits.[fn][fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:21 - Every living thing that moved on land perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:22 - Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:23 - Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:24 - The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.
NIV Footnotes
That is, about 23 feet or about 6.8 meters
Or rose more than fifteen cubits, and the mountains were covered

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