Genesis: Chapter 7

Noah and the Ark Continued

  • The Lord told Noah to take 7 pairs, male and female, of clean animals onto the ark with him. Of unclean animals, he were to take 1 pair. “Also of the birds of the air seven pairs, the male and the female to keep their seed [their kind] alive over all the earth or land.” (Genesis 7:3) 
    • The 5 extra pairs of clean animals were for food and sacrifice later  
  • God told Noah in 7 days He was going to destroy every living thing on earth, except what was on the ark. Noah listened to everything God told him – he was 600 years old when the flood began. 
  • Noah and his family went into the ark, the animals followed two by two, male+female 
  • It rained for 40 days and 40 nights. 
  • When Noah’s family and every single pair of every single animal, creature, bird, etc were safely on the ark, God closed the door behind them. 
  • The water continued to rise, it covered the highest mountains. Every living thing that had “the breath and spirit of life died.” (Genesis 7:22) The only survivors were Noah, his family, and the animals on the ark. 
  • The waters were mighty over the land for 150 days (5 months).

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