The 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 of every kind of clean animal, a male and its
mate, and two of every kind
of unclean animal, a male and its mate, and also seven 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. And after the
seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.