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1 Mosebog 7

Ondskabens konsekvens

1Da Noa var færdig med at bygge arken, sagde Herren til ham: „Du og din familie skal gå om bord i arken, for du er den eneste, jeg kan acceptere blandt menneskene på jorden. 2-3 Af alle slags fugle og de dyr, der bruges til ofringer og til mad, skal du tage syv par, en han og en hun, for at de siden hen kan formere sig på jorden. Af de øvrige dyr skal du kun tage ét par, en han og en hun. Om syv dage vil jeg sende regn, og det vil blive ved at regne uden ophør i 40 dage.[a] Jeg vil udrydde alle levende væsener fra jordens overflade.”

Noa gjorde, som Herren havde befalet ham: 6-11 Han bad sin kone, sine sønner og deres koner om at gøre sig klar til at gå ind i arken, så de kunne blive reddet fra oversvømmelsen. Alle dyrearter kom parvis ind i arken, som Herren havde befalet. Syv dage efter at Gud havde talt, begyndte regnen. Jordens kilder og himlens sluser blev åbnet på den 17. dag i den anden måned i det år, hvor Noa blev 600, 12 og det regnede uafbrudt i de næste 40 dage. 13 På den dag, da regnen begyndte, gik Noa ind i arken sammen med sin kone og sine sønner, Sem, Kam og Jafet, og deres koner. 14 Alle de forskellige dyr var allerede kommet ind i arken, både de tamme og vilde dyr og fuglene, 15 ja, alt, hvad der kunne trække vejret, 16 sådan som Gud havde befalet. Og Herren lukkede døren efter dem.

17 I 40 dage blev vandet ved med at stige, og arken flød på vandet. 18 Vandet steg og steg, 19 indtil de højeste bjerge stod under vand. 20 Vandet nåede mere end 7 meter over bjergtoppene. 21-22 Alt levende på landjorden omkom—både dyr og mennesker. 23 Kun Noa overlevede—og sammen med ham alle dem, som var i arken.

24 I 150 dage var jorden i vandmassernes vold.

Notas al pie

  1. 7,4 På hebraisk 40 dage og 40 nætter, hvilket svarer til 40 dage og 39 nætter eller 39 døgn på dansk.

New International Reader's Version

Genesis 7

1Then the Lord said to Noah, “Go into the ark with your whole family. I know that you are a godly man among the people of today. Take seven pairs of every kind of ‘clean’ animal with you. Take a male and a female of each kind. Take one pair of every kind of animal that is not ‘clean.’ Take a male and a female of each kind. Also take seven pairs of every kind of bird. Take a male and a female of each kind. Then every kind will be kept alive. They can spread out again over the whole earth. Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth. It will rain for 40 days and 40 nights. I will destroy from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.”

Noah did everything the Lord commanded him to do.

Noah was 600 years old when the flood came on the earth. He and his sons entered the ark. His wife and his sons’ wives went with them. They entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood. Male and female pairs of “clean” animals and pairs of animals that were not “clean” came to Noah. So did male and female pairs of birds and of all the creatures that move along the ground. All of them came to Noah and entered the ark. Everything happened just as God had commanded Noah. 10 After seven days the flood came on the earth.

11 Noah was 600 years old. It was the 17th day of the second month of the year. On that day all of the springs at the bottom of the oceans burst open. God opened the windows of the sky. 12 Rain fell on the earth for 40 days and 40 nights.

13 On that same day Noah entered the ark together with his sons Shem, Ham and Japheth. Noah’s wife and the wives of his three sons also entered it. 14 They had every kind of wild animal with them. They had every kind of livestock, creature that moves along the ground, and bird that flies. 15 Pairs of all living creatures that breathe came to Noah and entered the ark. 16 The animals going in were male and female of every living thing. Everything happened just as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord shut him in.

17 For 40 days the flood kept coming on the earth. As the waters rose higher, they lifted the ark high above the earth. 18 The waters rose higher and higher on the earth. And the ark floated on the water. 19 The waters rose on the earth until all the high mountains under the entire sky were covered. 20 The waters continued to rise until they covered the mountains by more than 20 feet. 21 Every living thing that moved on land died. The birds, the livestock and the wild animals died. All of the creatures that fill the earth also died. And so did every human being. 22 Every breathing thing on dry land died. 23 Every living thing on earth was wiped out. People and animals were destroyed. The creatures that move along the ground and the birds in the sky were wiped out. Everything on earth was destroyed. Only Noah and those with him in the ark were left.

24 The waters flooded the earth for 150 days.