Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18 & 8:6-18 & 9:8-13
Easter Vigil C
4 For in seven days I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights; and every living thingP that I have made I will blot outQ from the face of the ground.”R 5 And Noah did all that the Lord had commanded him.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life,S in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountainsT of the great deepU burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened.V 12 The rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
14 they and every wild animal of every kind, and all domestic animalsBB of every kind, and every creeping thingCC that creepsDD on the earth, and every birdEE of every kind—every bird, every winged creature.
15 They went into the ark with Noah, two and two of all fleshFF in which there was the breathGG of life. 16 And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as GodHH had commanded him; and the Lord shut him in.
17 The floodII continued forty days on the earth; and the waters increased,JJ and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. 18 The waters swelledKK and increased greatly on the earth; and the ark floatedLL on the face of the waters.
8 Then he sent out the dovePP from him, to see if the waters had subsidedQQ from the face of the ground; 9 but the dove found no placeRR to set its foot, and it returned to him to the ark, for the waters were still on the face of the whole earth. So he put out his hand and took it and brought it into the ark with him.
10 He waitedSS another seven days, and again he sent out the dove from the ark; 11 and the dove came back to him in the evening,TT and there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf; so Noah knewUU that the waters had subsided from the earth. 12 Then he waitedVV another seven days, and sent out the dove; and it did not returnWW to him any more.
13 In the six hundred first year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from the earth; and Noah removedXX the covering of the ark, and looked,YY and saw that the face of the ground was drying. 14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry.
15 Then God said to Noah, 16 “Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons’ wives with you. 17 Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh—birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth—so that they may aboundZZ on the earth, and be fruitfulAAA and multiply on the earth.” 18 So Noah went out with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives.
9 8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, 9 “As for me,BBB I am establishingCCC my covenantDDD with you and your descendantsEEE after you, 10 and with every living creatureFFF that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark.
11 I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut offGGG by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”
12 God said, “This is the signHHH of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all futureIII generations: 13 I have set my bowJJJ in the clouds,KKK and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
Image Credit: “Noah and the Torrential Floods” by Adi Holzer, 1975