New International Version

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

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

創世記 7

洪水氾濫

1耶和華對挪亞說:「你和你一家都進入方舟,因為這個世代只有你在我眼中是義人。 潔淨的動物,你要每樣帶七公七母,不潔淨的動物每樣帶一公一母, 飛鳥每樣帶七公七母,叫牠們以後可以在地上繁衍後代。 因為七天之後,我要在地上降雨四十晝夜,毀滅我所造的一切生靈。」 凡耶和華所吩咐的,挪亞都照辦了。

洪水氾濫的那一年,挪亞正好六百歲。 挪亞與妻子、兒子們和兒媳們都進了方舟,躲避洪水。 潔淨的動物、不潔淨的動物、飛禽和地上的一切爬蟲, 都一公一母成對地到挪亞那裡,進了方舟,正如上帝對挪亞的吩咐。 10 那七天過後,洪水在地上氾濫起來。

11 挪亞六百歲那年的二月[a]十七日,所有深淵的泉源都裂開了,天上的水閘也打開了, 12 地上傾盆大雨降了四十晝夜。 13 那天,挪亞與他的兒子閃、含和雅弗,還有挪亞的妻子和三個兒媳婦都進了方舟。 14 所有的野獸、牲畜、地上的爬蟲和飛鳥都按種類進入方舟。 15-16 這些動物都一公一母成對地到挪亞那裡,進入方舟,正如上帝對挪亞的吩咐。耶和華關上了方舟的門。

17 洪水在地上氾濫了四十天,水不斷地往上漲,把方舟漂了起來。 18 洪水來勢洶洶,淹沒大地,方舟漂浮在水面上。 19 水勢越來越大,把天下各處的高山都淹沒了。 20 水淹沒了群山,水面高出群山七米。 21 世上所有的飛禽、走獸、牲畜、爬蟲和人類都死了。 22 在陸地上所有用鼻孔呼吸的生靈都死了。 23 地上的人類、飛禽走獸和爬蟲等一切生靈都被毀滅了,只剩下挪亞和跟他同在方舟裡的生靈。 24 洪水淹沒大地一百五十天。

Footnotes

  1. 7·11 二月」按猶太曆計算,本卷書所用月份都是按猶太曆計算。