Genesis 7:16
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New International Version
The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in.

New Living Translation
A male and female of each kind entered, just as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD closed the door behind them.

English Standard Version
And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him. And the LORD shut him in.

New American Standard Bible
Those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered as God had commanded him; and the LORD closed it behind him.

King James Bible
And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered just as God had commanded him. Then the LORD shut him in.

International Standard Version
The males and females of each living creature entered the ark, just as God had commanded. Then the LORD sealed them inside.

NET Bible
Those that entered were male and female, just as God commanded him. Then the LORD shut him in.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A male and a female of every animal went in as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD closed the door behind them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And those that went in went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him, and the LORD shut him in.

King James 2000 Bible
And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.

American King James Version
And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.

American Standard Version
And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God commanded him: and Jehovah shut him in.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in on the outside.

Darby Bible Translation
And they that came, came male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him. And Jehovah shut him in.

English Revised Version
And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they that entered, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.

World English Bible
Those who went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God commanded him; and Yahweh shut him in.

Young's Literal Translation
and they that are coming in, male and female of all flesh, have come in as God hath commanded him, and Jehovah doth close it for him.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:13-16 The ravenous creatures were made mild and manageable; yet, when this occasion was over, they were of the same kind as before; for the ark did not alter their natures. Hypocrites in the church, who outwardly conform to the laws of that ark, are yet unchanged; and it will appear, one time or other, what kind they are after. God continued his care of Noah. God shut the door, to secure him and keep him safe in the ark; also to keep all others for ever out. In what manner this was done, God has not been pleased to make known. There is much of our gospel duty and privilege to be seen in Noah's safety in the ark. The apostle makes it a type of christian baptism, 1Pe 3:20,21. Observe then, it is our great duty, in obedience to the gospel call, by a lively faith in Christ, to come into that way of salvation which God has provided for poor sinners. Those that come into the ark, should bring as many as they can with them, by good instructions, by persuasions, and by good examples. There is room enough in Christ for all comers. God put Adam into paradise, but did not shut him in, so he threw himself out; but when God put Noah into the ark, and so when he brings a soul to Christ, the salvation is sure: it is not in our own keeping, but in the Mediator's hand. But the door of mercy will shortly be shut against those that now make light of it. Knock now, and it shall be opened, Lu 13:25.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 16. - And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God (Etohim) had commanded him. This evidently closed an Elohistic passage, according to Colenso, as the ensuing clause as manifestly belongs to the Jehovistic interpolator; but the close connection subsisting between the two clauses forbids any such dislocation of the narrative as that suggested. "On the supposition of an independent Jehovistic narrative, Bishop Colenso feels it necessary to interpolate before the next statement the words, 'And Noah and all his house went into the ark'" (Quarry, p. 379). And the Lord (Jehovah) shut him in. Literally, shut behind, him, i.e. closed up the door of the ark after him (ἐκλεισε τὴν κιβωτὸν ἔξωθεν αὐτοῦ, LXX.); doubtless miraculously, to preserve him both from the violence of the waters and the rage of men. The contrast between the two names of the Deity is here most vividly presented. It is Elohim who commands him about the beasts; it is Jehovah, the covenant God, who insures his safety by closing the ark behind him.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh,.... These pairs were not two males or two females, but one male and one female; so they were coupled for the propagation of their species, which was the end of their entering into the ark, and being preserved:

as God had commanded him: Noah, who took care, as they entered, that there were so many of a sort as was enjoined, and these were male and female:

and the Lord shut him in; or shut the door after him (l), he being the last that entered; and which he could not so well shut himself, at least so close, as was done by the Lord, or by the angels; and this was done to keep out the waters, and all within in safety; and to shut out others, and preserve Noah from the rage of wicked men, as well as the violence of the waters: some (m) have thought that not so much the door of the ark is meant, as the way to it, the pensile bridge which was necessary for the creatures to enter the ark; which being carried away by the force of the waters near the ark, that not being joined to it, precluded all access of the scoffers, whose scoffs were soon turned to lamentation and howling.

(l) "post ipsum", Vatablus, Tigurine version, Cocceius, Schmidt. "Pone eum", Piscator. (m) Scheuchzer. Physica Sacra, vol. 1. p. 45.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

16. and the Lord shut him in—literally, "covered him round about." The "shutting him in" intimated that Noah had become the special object of divine care and protection, and that to those without the season of grace was over (Mt 25:10).

Genesis 7:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Floodwaters Arrive
15So they went into the ark to Noah, by twos of all flesh in which was the breath of life. 16Those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered as God had commanded him; and the LORD closed it behind him.
Cross References
Genesis 7:15
Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark.

Genesis 7:17
For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth.
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