The Bible in Its Traditions

Genesis 6:13–7:16

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13  And God said unto Noah: 'The end of all flesh is come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Gn6:14  And the Lord God said to Noe, A period of all men is come before me; because the earth has been filled with iniquity by them, and, behold, I destroy them and the earth.

13  he said to Noah: “The end of all flesh has arrived in my sight. The earth has been filled with iniquity by their presence, and I will destroy them, along with the earth.

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14  Make thee an ark of gopher wood; with rooms shalt thou make the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

Gn6:15  Make therefore for thyself an ark of square timber; thou shalt make the ark in compartments, and thou shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

14  Make yourself an ark from smoothed wood. You shall make little dwelling places in the ark, and you shall smear pitch on the interior and exterior.

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15  And this is how thou shalt make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

Gn6:16  And thus shalt thou make the ark; three hundred cubits the length of the ark, and fifty cubits the breadth, and thirty cubits the height of it.

15  And thus shall you make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.

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16  A light shalt thou make to the ark, and to a cubit shalt thou finish it upward; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

16  You shall make a window in the ark, and you shall complete it within a cubit of the top. Then you shall set the door of the ark at its side. You shall make in it: a lower part, upper rooms, and a third level.

16  And you shall make a window in the ark, and to the width of a cubit shall you finish it above; and the door of the ark you shall make in its side; with lower, second, and third decks you shall make it.

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17  And I, behold, I do bring the flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; every thing that is in the earth shall perish.

Gn6:18  And behold I bring a flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven, and whatsoever things are upon the earth shall die.

17  Behold, I shall bring the waters of a great flood upon the earth, so as to put to death all flesh in which there is the breath of life under heaven. All things that are on the earth shall be consumed.

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18  But I will establish My covenant with thee; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

18  And I shall establish my covenant with you, and you shall enter the ark, you and your sons, your wife and the wives of your sons with you.

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19  And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.

Gn6:20  And of all cattle and of all reptiles and of all wild beasts, even of all flesh, thou shalt bring by pairs of all, into the ark, that thou mayest feed them with thyself: male and female they shall be.

19  And from every living thing of all that is flesh, you shall lead pairs into the ark, so that they may survive with you: from the male sex and the female,

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20  Of the fowl after their kind, and of the cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.

Gn6:21  Of all winged birds after their kind, and of all cattle after their kind, and of all reptiles creeping upon the earth after their kind, pairs of all shall come in to thee, male and female to be fed with thee.

20  from birds, according to their kind, and from beasts, in their kind, and from among all animals on earth, according to their kind; pairs from each shall enter with you, so that they may be able to live.

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21  And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.'

21  Therefore, you shall take with you from all the foods that are able to be eaten, and you shall carry these with you. And these shall be used as food, some for you, and the rest for them.”

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22  Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

Gn6:23  And Noe did all things whatever the Lord God commanded him, so did he.

22  And so Noah did all things just as God had instructed him.

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7:1  And YHWH said unto Noah: 'Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before Me in this generation.

And the Lord God said to Noe, Enter thou and all thy family into the ark, for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

THEN God said to Noah, Enter into the ark; you and all your household, for you alone have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

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7:2  Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee seven and seven, each with his mate; and of the beasts that are not clean two and two , each with his mate;

And of the clean cattle take in to thee sevens, male and female, and of the unclean cattle pairs male and female.

From all the clean animals, take seven and seven, the male and the female. Yet truly, from animals that are unclean, take two and two, the male and the female.

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7:3  of the fowl also of the air, seven and seven, male and female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

And of clean flying creatures of the sky sevens, male and female, and of all unclean flying creatures pairs, male and female, to maintain seed on all the earth.

Likewise, of the fowls of the air that are clean seven pairs, both males and the females; to keep their posterity alive upon the face of the earth.

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7:4  For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I blot out from off the face of the earth.'

For from that point, and after seven days, I will rain upon the earth for forty days and forty nights. And I will wipe away every substance that I have made, from the surface of the earth.”

7:5  And Noah did according unto all that YHWH commanded him.

Therefore, Noah did all things just as the Lord had commanded him.

7:6  And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

And he was six hundred years old when the waters of the great flood inundated the earth.

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7:7  And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

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7:8  Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the ground,

And of clean flying creatures and of unclean flying creatures, and of clean cattle and of unclean cattle, and of all things that creep upon the earth,

And from the animals both clean and unclean, and from the birds, and from everything that moves upon the earth,

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

pairs went in to Noe into the ark, male and female, as God commanded Noe.

two by two they were brought into the ark to Noah, male and female, just as the Lord had instructed Noah.

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7:10  And it came to pass after the seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.

10  And when seven days had passed, the waters of the great flood inundated the earth.

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7:11  In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

7:12  And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

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7:13  In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;

13  On that very day entered Noe, Sem, Cham, Japheth, the sons of Noe, and the wife of Noe, and the three wives of his sons with him into the ark.

13  On the very same day, Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and his wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark.

7:14  they, and every beast after its kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after its kind, and every fowl after its kind, every bird of every sort.

14  And all the wild beasts after their kind, and all cattle after their kind, and every reptile moving itself on the earth after its kind, and every flying bird after its kind,

14  They and every animal according to its kind, and all the cattle in their kind, and everything that moves upon the earth in their kind, and every flying thing according to its kind, all the birds and all that can fly,

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7:15  And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh wherein is the breath of life.

15  went in to Noe into the ark, pairs, male and female of all flesh in which is the breath of life.

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7:16  And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God commanded him; and YHWH shut him in.

16  And those that entered went in male and female, from all that is flesh, just as God had instructed him. And then the Lord closed him in from the outside.