1 And the Lord (Yahaveh in His covenant-relation with Noah, and in connection with the seven clean beasts for sacrifice. See 6:13) said to Noah, "Come you and all your household into the ark; for you I have seen righteous before this generation. (Noah's contemporaries)
2 Of clean beast (for sacrifice) you shall take to you by sevens, the male and his female.
3 Of the fowls of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of the earth.
4 For yet seven days (= the number of spiritual perfection, all the Flood dates are Sabbaths except one 8:5.), and I will cause it to rain upon the earth 40 days (= the number of testing, probation), and 40 nights; and every living substance that I have made will I wipe out from off the face of the ground."
5 And Noah did according to all that the Lord commanded him.
6 And Noah was 600 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 beast, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creeps upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two to Noah into the ark, the male and the female, according as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after 7 days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the 600th year of Noah's life in the second month, the seventh day (April 26-27th) were all the foundations of the great waters of the abyss broken up, and of the floodgates of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth 40 days and 40 nights.
13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Naoh, and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark.
14 They and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every kind.
15 And thy went to Noah into the ark, two by two of all flesh (see 6:19), wherein is the spirit of life.
16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh as God (= God the Creator) had commanded him: and the Lord (= Lord, Noah's Covenant-God) shut him in.
17 And the flood was 40 days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift above the earth.
18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth (just as the flood of Satan's lies in the end times); and all the high hills, that were under whole heaven, were covered.
20 Fifteen cubits upward (31'+) did waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
21 And all the flesh ceased to breath that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth, and every humankind; ("Ands" solemnly emphasizing the complete extinction of life. Many other examples in the narrative to emph. its complete details. Heaps of animals and birds found together, mostly on hills. Bones not gnawed or exposed to weather. There is also a break-and a fresh beginning-in Egyptian monuments.)
22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit, of all that was in the dry land ceased to breath.
23 And every standing thing was wiped out which was upon the face of the ground, both humankind, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of heaven; and they were wiped out from the earth: and Noah and the rest of the eight souls were saved by water.
24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth 150 days.