Amplified Bible

Genesis 7

The Flood

1Then the Lord said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you with all your household, for you [alone] I have seen as righteous (doing what is right) before Me in this generation. Of every [a]clean animal you shall take with you seven pair, the male and his female, and of animals that are not clean, two each the male and his female; also of the birds of the air, seven pair, the male and the female, to keep the offspring alive on the surface of the earth. For in seven days I am going to cause it to rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights; and I will destroy (blot out, wipe away) every living thing that I have made from the surface of the earth.” So Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.

Noah was six hundred years old when the flood (deluge) of water came on the earth [covering all of the land]. Then Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him entered the ark to escape the flood waters. Of [b]clean animals and animals that are not clean and birds and fowls and everything that crawls on the ground, they came [motivated by God] into the ark with Noah two by two, the male and the female, just as God had commanded Noah. 10 And after the seven days [God released the rain and] the floodwaters came on the earth. 11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month, on that same day all the fountains of the great deep [subterranean waters] burst open, and the windows and floodgates of the heavens were opened. 12 It rained on the earth for forty days and forty nights.

13 On the very same day Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark, 14 they and every animal according to its kind, all the livestock according to their kinds, every moving thing that crawls on the earth according to its kind, and every bird according to its kind, every winged thing of every sort. 15 So they went into the ark with Noah, two by two of all living beings in which there was the breath and spirit of life. 16 Those which entered, male and female of all flesh (creatures), entered as God had commanded Noah; and the Lord closed the door behind him.

17 The flood [the great downpour of rain] was forty days and nights on the earth; and the waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it floated [high] above the land. 18 The waters became mighty and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the waters. 19 The waters prevailed so greatly and were so mighty and overwhelming on the earth, so that all the high mountains everywhere under the heavens were covered. 20 [In fact] the waters became [c]fifteen cubits higher [than the highest ground], and the mountains were covered. 21 All living beings that moved on the earth perished—birds and cattle (domestic animals), [wild] animals, all things that swarm and crawl on the earth, and all mankind. 22 Everything on the dry land, all in whose nostrils was the breath and spirit of life, died. 23 God destroyed (blotted out, wiped away) every living thing that was on the surface of the earth; man and animals and the crawling things and the birds of the heavens were destroyed from the land. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive. 24 The waters covered [all of] the earth for a hundred and fifty days (five months).

Notas al pie

  1. Genesis 7:2 This anticipates the numerous distinctions between animals for food purposes, which would later be revealed in the Mosaic Law.
  2. Genesis 7:8 The five extra pair of clean animals were for food and for sacrifice later.
  3. Genesis 7:20 About twenty-three feet.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 7


1耶和华对挪亚说:“你和你一家都进入方舟,因为这个世代只有你在我眼中是义人。 洁净的动物,你要每样带七公七母,不洁净的动物每样带一公一母, 飞鸟每样带七公七母,叫它们以后可以在地上繁衍后代。 因为七天之后,我要在地上降雨四十昼夜,毁灭我所造的一切生灵。” 凡耶和华所吩咐的,挪亚都照办了。

洪水泛滥的那一年,挪亚正好六百岁。 挪亚与妻子、儿子们和儿媳们都进了方舟,躲避洪水。 洁净的动物、不洁净的动物、飞禽和地上的一切爬虫, 都一公一母成对地到挪亚那里,进了方舟,正如上帝对挪亚的吩咐。 10 那七天过后,洪水在地上泛滥起来。

11 挪亚六百岁那年的二月[a]十七日,所有深渊的泉源都裂开了,天上的水闸也打开了, 12 地上倾盆大雨降了四十昼夜。 13 那天,挪亚与他的儿子闪、含和雅弗,还有挪亚的妻子和三个儿媳妇都进了方舟。 14 所有的野兽、牲畜、地上的爬虫和飞鸟都按种类进入方舟。 15-16 这些动物都一公一母成对地到挪亚那里,进入方舟,正如上帝对挪亚的吩咐。耶和华关上了方舟的门。

17 洪水在地上泛滥了四十天,水不断地往上涨,把方舟漂了起来。 18 洪水来势汹汹,淹没大地,方舟漂浮在水面上。 19 水势越来越大,把天下各处的高山都淹没了。 20 水淹没了群山,水面高出群山七米。 21 世上所有的飞禽、走兽、牲畜、爬虫和人类都死了。 22 在陆地上所有用鼻孔呼吸的生灵都死了。 23 地上的人类、飞禽走兽和爬虫等一切生灵都被毁灭了,只剩下挪亚和跟他同在方舟里的生灵。 24 洪水淹没大地一百五十天。

Notas al pie

  1. 7:11 二月”按犹太历计算,本卷书所用月份都是按犹太历计算。