Bible: Gen 6:5-8:22
6:5 But the
The Judgment of the Flood
6:9 This is the account of Noah. 13
Noah was a godly man; he was blameless 14
6:11 The earth was ruined 19 in the sight of 20 God; the earth was filled with violence. 21 6:12 God saw the earth, and indeed 22 it was ruined, 23 for all living creatures 24 on the earth were sinful. 25 6:13 So God said 26 to Noah, “I have decided that all living creatures must die, 27 for the earth is filled with violence because of them. Now I am about to destroy 28 them and the earth. 6:14 Make 29 for yourself an ark of cypress 30 wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover 31 it with pitch inside and out. 6:15 This is how you should make it: The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. 32 6:16 Make a roof for the ark and finish it, leaving 18 inches 33 from the top. 34 Put a door in the side of the ark, and make lower, middle, and upper decks. 6:17 I am about to bring 35 floodwaters 36 on the earth to destroy 37 from under the sky all the living creatures that have the breath of life in them. 38 Everything that is on the earth will die, 6:18 but I will confirm 39 my covenant with you. You will enter 40 the ark – you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. 6:19 You must bring into the ark two of every kind of living creature from all flesh, 41 male and female, to keep them alive 42 with you. 6:20 Of the birds after their kinds, and of the cattle after their kinds, and of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you so you can keep them alive. 43 6:21 And you must take 44 for yourself every kind of food 45 that is eaten, 46 and gather it together. 47 It will be food for you and for them.
7:5 And Noah did all 59 that the
7:6 Noah 60 was 600 years old when the floodwaters engulfed 61 the earth. 7:7 Noah entered the ark along with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives because 62 of the floodwaters. 7:8 Pairs 63 of clean animals, of unclean animals, of birds, and of everything that creeps along the ground, 7:9 male and female, came into the ark to Noah, 64 just as God had commanded him. 65 7:10 And after seven days the floodwaters engulfed the earth. 66
7:11 In 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 67 burst open and the floodgates of the heavens 68 were opened. 7:12 And the rain fell 69 on the earth forty days and forty nights.
7:13 On that very day Noah entered the ark, accompanied by his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, along with his wife and his sons’ three wives. 70 7:14 They entered, 71 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. 72 7:15 Pairs 73 of all creatures 74 that have the breath of life came into the ark to Noah. 7:16 Those that entered were male and female, 75 just as God commanded him. Then the
7:17 The flood engulfed the earth for forty days. As the waters increased, they lifted the ark and raised it above the earth. 7:18 The waters completely overwhelmed 76 the earth, and the ark floated 77 on the surface of the waters. 7:19 The waters completely inundated 78 the earth so that even 79 all the high mountains under the entire sky were covered. 7:20 The waters rose more than twenty feet 80 above the mountains. 81 7:21 And all living things 82 that moved on the earth died, including the birds, domestic animals, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all humankind. 7:22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life 83 in its nostrils died. 7:23 So the
8:1 But God remembered 89 Noah and all the wild animals and domestic animals that were with him in the ark. God caused a wind to blow over 90 the earth and the waters receded. 8:2 The fountains of the deep and the floodgates of heaven were closed, 91 and the rain stopped falling from the sky. 8:3 The waters kept receding steadily 92 from the earth, so that they 93 had gone down 94 by the end of the 150 days. 8:4 On the seventeenth day of the seventh month, the ark came to rest on one of the mountains of Ararat. 95 8:5 The waters kept on receding 96 until the tenth month. On the first day of the tenth month, the tops of the mountains became visible. 97
8:8 Then Noah 101 sent out a dove 102 to see if the waters had receded 103 from the surface of the ground. 8:9 The dove could not find a resting place for its feet because water still covered 104 the surface of the entire earth, and so it returned to Noah 105 in the ark. He stretched out his hand, took the dove, 106 and brought it back into the ark. 107 8:10 He waited seven more days and then sent out the dove again from the ark. 8:11 When 108 the dove returned to him in the evening, there was 109 a freshly plucked olive leaf in its beak! Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth. 8:12 He waited another seven days and sent the dove out again, 110 but it did not return to him this time. 111
8:13 In Noah’s six hundred and first year, 112 in the first day of the first month, the waters had dried up from the earth, and Noah removed the covering from the ark and saw that 113 the surface of the ground was dry. 8:14 And by the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth 114 was dry.
8:15 Then God spoke to Noah and said, 8:16 “Come out of the ark, you, your wife, your sons, and your sons’ wives with you. 8:17 Bring out with you all the living creatures that are with you. Bring out 115 every living thing, including the birds, animals, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. Let them increase 116 and be fruitful and multiply on the earth!” 117
8:18 Noah went out along with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives. 8:19 Every living creature, every creeping thing, every bird, and everything that moves on the earth went out of the ark in their groups.
8:20 Noah built an altar to the
8:22 “While the earth continues to exist, 126
planting time 127 and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
and day and night will not cease.”