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Genesis 7

1 - The LORD said to Noah, "Come with all of your household into the ship, for I have seen your righteousness before me in this generation.
2 - You shall take seven pairs of every clean animal with you, the male and his female. Of the animals that are not clean, take two, the male and his female.
3 - Also of the birds of the sky, seven and seven, male and female, to keep seed alive on the surface of all the earth.
4 - In seven days, I will cause it to rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights. I will destroy every living thing that I have made from the surface of the ground."
5 - Noah did everything that the LORD commanded him.
6 - Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came on the earth.
7 - Noah went into the ship with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives, because of the floodwaters.
8 - Clean animals, unclean animals, birds, and everything that creeps on the ground
9 - went by pairs to Noah into the ship, male and female, as God commanded Noah.
10 - After the seven days, the floodwaters came on the earth.
11 - In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep were burst open, and the sky's windows were opened.
12 - It rained on the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 - In the same day Noah, and Shem, Ham, and Japheth-the sons of Noah-and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered into the ship-
14 - they, and every animal after its kind, all the livestock after their kind, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, every bird of every sort.
15 - Pairs from all flesh with the breath of life in them went into the ship to Noah.
16 - Those who went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God commanded him; then the LORD shut him in.
17 - The flood was forty days on the earth. The waters increased, and lifted up the ship, and it was lifted up above the earth.
18 - The waters rose, and increased greatly on the earth; and the ship floated on the surface of the waters.
19 - The waters rose very high on the earth. All the high mountains that were under the whole sky were covered.
20 - The waters rose fifteen cubits higher, and the mountains were covered.
21 - All flesh died that moved on the earth, including birds, livestock, animals, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man.
22 - All on the dry land, in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, died.
23 - Every living thing was destroyed that was on the surface of the ground, including man, livestock, creeping things, and birds of the sky. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ship.
24 - The waters flooded the earth one hundred fifty days.
Genesis 7 Images and Notes

Brief Summary: Noah and his family of eight along with the beasts and fowls of the air all enter the ark, the flood is unleashed and waters cover the whole earth, every living thing that breathes is destroyed by the flood.

Genesis Chapter 7

Genesis 7:17 - And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.

God Instructs Noah Concerning the Animals (Genesis 7:1-4)
Noah Obeys and Enters the Ark with his Family (Genesis 7:5-9)
The Great Flood (Genesis 7:10-24)

1 Noah And His Family And All Living Creatures Enter Into The Ark
17 The Beginning, Increase, And Continuation Of The Flood

Topics for Bible Study

Noah was 600 years Old
Noah and Family Enter the Ark
Family of Eight
All Living Flesh Enter the Ark
Elohim and Jehovah
Animals two by two after their kind
Clean Animals
The Flood
40 Days and 40 Nights
The Fountains of the Deep
The Ark (Size and Materials)
The Extent of the Flood
The Waters of the Flood
Waters Prevailed for 150 Days

Map of the Table of Nations

Noah's Ark Resting with Dove Returning - Gustave Dore
Painting of Noah's Ark Resting with Dove Returning - Gustave Dore

Archaeology Note - Babylonian Wooden Ark
Babylonian Seal with Ark
This cylinder seal from ancient Babylon depicts a wooden boat with 2 men and a shrine. The bearded man worships the shrine.

Genesis 7:9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.

The Old Testament

The Old Testament

Genesis Resources

Adam and Eve
The Flood
The Tower of Babel
Abraham the First Hebrew
Isaac, Son of Promise
Jacob and the 12 Tribes
Joseph and Egypt