1 Jehovah said to Noah: »Go into the ark, you and your whole family. For I have found you righteous in this generation.
2 »Take with you seven of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate.
3 »Also take seven of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.
4 »Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights. I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.«
5 Noah did all that Jehovah commanded him.
6 Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth.
7 Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood.
8 Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground,
9 male and female came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah.
10 Seven days passed and the floodwaters came on the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noahs 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 sky were opened.
12 Rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark.
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.
15 Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark.
16 The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, just as God had commanded Noah. Then Jehovah shut him in.
17 The flood came upon the earth for forty days. As the waters increased, they lifted the ark high above the earth.
18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth. The ark floated on the surface of the water.
19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered.
20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet.
21 Every living thing that moved on the earth perished: birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind.
22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died.
23 Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out. Men and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds of the air were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.
24 The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.