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15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.

20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.

21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.

22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.

3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

4 For 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.

5 And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.

6 And 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.

8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,

9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.

10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon

the earth. 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.

12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

13 In 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;

CHAP. VII. AND 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.

2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and

was lift


14 They, and every beast after his

CHAP. VIII. kind, and all the cattle after their

AND God remembered Noah, and kind, and every creeping thing that every living thing, and all the cattle creepeth upon the earth after his that was with him in the ark: and kind, and every fowl after his kind, God made a wind to pass over the every bird of every sort.

earth, and the waters asswaged ; 15 And they went in unto Noah 2 The fountains also of the deep into the ark, two and two of all flesh, and the windows of heaven were wherein is the breath of life.

stopped, and the rain from heaven 16 And they that went in, went was restrained ; in male and female of all Aesh, as 3 And the waters returned from God had commanded him: and the off the earth continually: and after LORD shut him in.

the end of the hundred and fifty days 17 And the flood was forty days the waters were abated. upon the earth; and the waters in- 4 And the ark rested in the se creased, and bare up the ark, and it venth month, on the seventeenth day above the earth.

of the month, upon the mountains of 18 And the waters prevailed, and

Ararat. were increased greatly upon the

5 And the waters decreased conearth; and the ark went upon the tinually until the tenth month: in face of the waters.

the tenth month, on the first day of 19 And the waters prevailed ex- the month, were the tops of the ceedingly upon the earth; and all mountains seen. the high hills, that were under the 6 And it came to pass at the end whole heaven, were covered.

of forty days, that Noah opened the 20 Fifteen cubits upward did the window of the ark which he had waters prevail ; and the mountains made: were covered.

7 And he sent forth a raven, 21 And all flesh died that moved which went forth to and fro, until upon the earth, both of fowl, and of the waters were dried up from off cattle, and of beast, and of every

the earth. creeping thing that creepeth upon 8 Also he sent forth a dove from the earth, and every man :

him, to see if the waters were abated 22 All in whose nostrils was the from off the face of the ground; breath of life, of all that was in the 9 But the dove found no rest for dry land, died.

the sole of her foot, and she return23 And every living substance was ed unto him into the ark, for the destroyed which was upon the face waters were on the face of the whole of the ground, both man, and cattle, earth: then he put forth his hand, and the creeping things, and the fowl and took her, and pulled her in unto of the heaven; and they were de- him into the ark. stroyed from the earth : and Noah 10 And he stayed yet other seven only remained alive, and they that days; and again he sent forth the were with him in the ark.

dove out of the ark; 24 And the waters prevailed up

11 And the dove came in to on the earth an hundred and fifty him in the evening; and, lo, in her days.

mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off :

so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.

13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.

14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.

15 And God spake unto Noah, saying,

16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.

17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him :

19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.

20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is

evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

22 While the earth remaineth, seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

CHAP. IX. AND God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of inan.

6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed : for in the image of God made he man.

7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth

with you; from all that go out of the naan, saw the nakedness of his father, ark, to every beast of the earth.

and told his two brethren without. 11 And I will establish my cove- 23 And Shem and Japheth took a nant with


neither shall all flesh garment, and laid it upon both their be cut off any more by the waters of shoulders, and went backward, and a flood; neither shall there any more covered the nakedness of their fabe a flood to destroy the earth. ther; and their faces were backward,

12 And God said, This is the to- and they saw not their father's naken of the covenant which I make kedness. between me and you and every liv

24 And Noah awoke from his ing creature that is with


for wine, and knew what his younger perpetual generations :

son had done unto him. 13 I do set my bow in the cloud, 25 And he said, Cursed be Caand it shall be for a token of a cove- naan; a servant of servants shall he nant between me and the earth. be unto his brethren.

14 And it shall come to pass, when 26 And he said, Blessed be the I bring a cloud over the earth, that LORD God of Shem; and Canaan the bow shall be seen in the cloud : shall be his servant.

15 And I will remember my cove- 27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and nant, which is between me and


he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and every living creature of all flesh; and Canaan shall be his servant. and the waters shall no more become 28 And Noah lived after the flood a flood to destroy all flesh.

three hundred and fifty years. 16 And the bow shall be in the 29 And all the days of Noah cloud; and I will look upon it, that I were nine hundred and fifty years : may remember the everlasting cove

and he died. nant between God and every living

CHAP. X. creature of all flesh that is


the earth.

Now these are the generations of 17 And God said unto Noah, This the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and is the token of the covenant, which Japheth : and unto them were sons I have established between me and born after the flood. all flesh that is upon the earth.

2 The sons of Japheth ; Gomer, 18 And the sons of Noah, that and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is 3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashthe father of Canaan.

kenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. 19 These are the three sons of 4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, Noah : and of them was the whole and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. earth overspread.

5 By these were the isles of the 20 And Noah began to be an

Gentiles divided in their lands; every husbandman, and he planted a vine- one after his tongue, after their fayard :

milies, in their nations. 21 And he drank of the wine, and 6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, was drunken; and he was uncovered and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. within his tent.

7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, 22 And Ham, the father of Ca- and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raa

mah, and Sabtechah : and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.

8 And Cush begat Nimrod : he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.

10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,

12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.

13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamiin, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,

14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.

15 And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,

16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,

17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.

19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.

21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the bro

ther of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.

22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. 23 And the children of Aram

; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.

25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.

26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,

28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east.

31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.

32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.


HAP AND the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

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