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Genesis 7

1The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.”

And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.

Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth. And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood. Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah. 10 And after the seven days 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 day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. 12 And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.

13 On that very day 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, as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord shut him in.

17 For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. 18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and 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 fifteen cubits.[a][b] 21 Every living thing that moved on land 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; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds 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.

Footnotes

  1. Genesis 7:20 That is, about 23 feet or about 6.8 meters
  2. Genesis 7:20 Or rose more than fifteen cubits, and the mountains were covered

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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.

Footnotes

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