1 Then the LordA said to Noah,B “Go into the ark,C you and all your household,D
for I have seenE that you alone are righteousF beforeG me in this generation.H
2 Take with you seven pairsI of all cleanJ animals,K the maleL and its mate;M and a pairN of the animals that are not clean, the male and its mate;
3 and seven pairs of the birdsO of the airP also, maleQ and female,R
to keep their kindS aliveT on the faceU of all the earth.V
4 For in seven days I will send rain on the earth for fortyW days and forty nights;X and every living thingY that I have madeZ
I will blot outAA from the face of the ground.”BB 5 And Noah didCC all that the Lord had commandedDD him.
6 Noah was sixEE hundred years oldFF when the floodGG of watersHH cameII on the earth.
7 And Noah with his sonsJJ and his wifeKK and his sons’ wives went into the ark to escapeLL the waters of the flood. 8 Of clean animals, and of animals that are not clean, and of birds, and of everything that creepsMM on the ground,
9 twoNN and two, male and female,OO went into the ark with Noah, as GodPP had commanded Noah. 10 AndQQ after seven days the waters of the flood came on the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life,RR in the secondSS month,TT on the seventeenthUU day of the month,
on that day all the fountainsVV of the greatWW deepXX burst forth,YY
and the windowsZZ of the heavensAAA were opened.BBB 12 The rainCCC fellDDD on the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 On the veryEEE same day Noah with his sons, ShemFFF and HamGGG and Japheth,HHH and Noah’s wife and the threeIII wives of his sons entered the ark,
14 they and every wild animalJJJ of every kind,KKK and all domestic animalsLLL of every kind, and every creeping thingMMM that creeps on the earth, and every bird of every kind—every bird,NNN every winged creature.OOO
15 They went into the ark with Noah, two and two of all fleshPPP in which there was the breathQQQ of life. 16 And those that entered, male and femaleRRR of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; and the Lord shut him in.SSS
17 The flood continuedTTT forty days on the earth; and the waters increased,UUU and bore upVVV the ark, and it rose highWWW above the earth.
18 The waters swelledXXX and increased greatly on the earth; and the ark floatedYYY on the face of the waters. 19 The waters swelled so mightily on the earth that all the highZZZ mountains under the whole heaven were covered;AAAA
20 the waters swelled above the mountains, covering them fifteenBBBB cubitsCCCC deep. 21 And all flesh diedDDDD that movedEEEE on the earth, birds,FFFF
domestic animals, wild animals, all swarming creaturesGGGG that swarmHHHH on the earth, and all human beings;IIII
22 everything on dry landJJJJ in whose nostrilsKKKK was the breathLLLL of life died.MMMM
23 He blotted out every living thing that was on the face of the ground, human beings and animals and creeping things and birdsNNNN of the air; they were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah was left,OOOO and those that were with him in the ark. 24 And the waters swelled on the earth for one hundred fiftyPPPP days.
Image credit: “The Deluge” by Francis Danby, circa 1840.