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  • 1.Mose 7

71The LORD said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you and all your household, for I consider you godly among this generation.

2You must take with you seven of every kind of clean animal, the male and its mate, two of every kind of unclean animal, the male and its mate,

3and also seven of every kind of bird in the sky, male and female, to preserve their offspring on the face of the earth.

4For in seven days I will cause it to rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the ground every living thing that I have made.”

5And Noah did all that the LORD commanded him.

6Noah was 600 years old when the floodwaters engulfed the earth.

7Noah entered the ark along with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives because of the floodwaters.

8Pairs of clean animals, of unclean animals, of birds, and of everything that creeps along the ground,

9male and female, came into the ark to Noah, just as God had commanded him.

10And after seven days the floodwaters engulfed the earth.

11In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month — on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst open and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.

12And the rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.

13On that very day Noah entered the ark, accompanied by his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, along with his wife and his sons’ three wives.

14They entered, along with every living creature after its kind, every animal after its kind, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, everything with wings.

15Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life came into the ark to Noah.

16Those that entered were male and female, just as God commanded him. Then the LORD shut him in.

17The flood engulfed the earth for forty days. As the waters increased, they lifted the ark and raised it above the earth.

18The waters completely overwhelmed the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the waters.

19The waters completely inundated the earth so that even all the high mountains under the entire sky were covered.

20The waters rose more than twenty feet above the mountains.

21And all living things that moved on the earth died, including the birds, domestic animals, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all humankind.

22Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died.

23So the LORD destroyed every living thing that was on the surface of the ground, including people, animals, creatures that creep along the ground, and birds of the sky. They were wiped off the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark survived.

24The waters prevailed over the earth for 150 days.