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Génesis 7:1-24

1Finalmente, chegou o dia em que o Senhor disse a Noé: “Entra na embarcação com toda a tua família, porque, de toda a humanidade, tu és o único ser reto que encontrei. 2Faz também entrar sete pares, macho e fêmea, de todos os animais cerimonialmente limpos, e um só par, macho e fêmea, dos animais não puros. 3Das aves farás entrar igualmente sete pares reprodutores. Assim, se poderá manter viva cada espécie após a cheia. 4Daqui a uma semana começarei a fazer chover, durante 40 dias e 40 noites, e tudo quanto criei com vida morrerá.”

5Noé fez tudo segundo o que o Senhor lhe tinha ordenado. 6Era da idade de 600 anos, quando o dilúvio começou. 7Entrou então na embarcação com a sua mulher, filhos e noras, para escaparem àquela imensa cheia. 8-9Com ele estava lá dentro, igualmente, toda a variedade de vida animal, tanto dos animais cerimonialmente limpos como não; tanto aves como animais terrestres. Estavam ali pares, macho e fêmea, tal como Deus mandara.

10Passada aquela semana, as águas do dilúvio começaram a cair sobre a Terra. 11No dia 17 do segundo mês, do ano em que Noé completou 600 anos, começou a chover torrencialmente, como nunca se tinha visto. Era como se os reservatórios dos abismos se tivessem aberto, juntamente com todas as comportas do céu. 12E assim choveu durante 40 dias e 40 noites.

13Contudo, Noé, no dia em que a chuva começou, tinha entrado naquela construção flutuante com a mulher e os filhos, Sem, Cam e Jafete, e estes com as mulheres. 14Com eles tinham-se abrigado também todas as espécies de animais, domésticos e selvagens, desde aves aos que rastejam no solo. 15-16Entraram dois a dois, de todos os seres que respiram, conforme o que Deus tinha indicado. Um macho e uma fêmea de cada espécie. Então o Senhor fechou, ele mesmo, a porta por fora.

17Durante 40 dias, aquela enchente enorme cobriu a Terra toda; primeiro as planícies, levantando a construção flutuante. 18Depois as águas continuaram a subir, sempre cada vez mais, 19de forma que a embarcação já flutuava em segurança, muitos metros acima da terra. Até que, finalmente, como o dilúvio não parava, mesmo as montanhas mais altas ficaram cobertas. 20Não se via, debaixo do céu, um só monte que não estivesse sob as águas, as quais os ultrapassavam em uns 7 metros ou mais. 21E morreu tudo o que tinha vida sobre a terra: aves, quadrúpedes, répteis e, é claro, todo o ser humano. 22Tudo o que respirava, quer voasse ou vivesse na terra seca, desapareceu. 23Assim, desapareceu tudo o que existia na Terra, animais e seres humanos. Apenas Noé e os que estavam com ele na embarcação sobreviveram.

24As águas cobriram a terra durante 150 dias.

King James Version

Genesis 7:1-24

1And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. 2Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.7.2 by sevens: Heb. seven seven 3Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.7.3 by sevens: Heb. seven seven 4For 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 destroy from off the face of the earth.7.4 destroy: Heb. blot out

5And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him. 6And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

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. 8Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth, 9There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah. 10And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.7.10 after…: or, on the seventh day

11¶ In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.7.11 windows: or, floodgates 12And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

13In 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; 14They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.7.14 sort: Heb. wing 15And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life. 16And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.

17And 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. 18And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. 19And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. 20Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.

21And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: 22All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.7.22 the breath…: Heb. the breath of the spirit of life 23And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. 24And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.