Genesis 7:9
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New International Version
male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah.

New Living Translation
They entered the boat in pairs, male and female, just as God had commanded Noah.

English Standard Version
two and two, male and female, went into the ark with Noah, as God had commanded Noah.

New American Standard Bible
there went into the ark to Noah by twos, male and female, as God had commanded Noah.

King James Bible
There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
two of each, male and female, entered the ark with Noah, just as God had commanded him.

International Standard Version
two by two, male and female, they entered the ark to join Noah, just as God had commanded.

NET Bible
male and female, came into the ark to Noah, just as God had commanded him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
came to Noah to go into the ship in pairs (a male and female of each) as God had commanded Noah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
there went in two by two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.

King James 2000 Bible
There went in two by two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.

American King James Version
There went in two and two to Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.

American Standard Version
there went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, male and female, as God commanded Noah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Two and two went in to Noe into the ark, male and female, as the Lord had commanded Noe.

Darby Bible Translation
there came two and two unto Noah into the ark, male and female, as God had commanded Noah.

English Revised Version
there went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, male and female, as God commanded Noah.

Webster's Bible Translation
There went in two and two to Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.

World English Bible
went by pairs to Noah into the ship, male and female, as God commanded Noah.

Young's Literal Translation
two by two they have come in unto Noah, unto the ark, a male and a female, as God hath commanded Noah.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:1-12 The call to Noah is very kind, like that of a tender father to his children to come in-doors when he sees night or a storm coming. Noah did not go into the ark till God bade him, though he knew it was to be his place of refuge. It is very comfortable to see God going before us in every step we take. Noah had taken a great deal of pains to build the ark, and now he was himself kept alive in it. What we do in obedience to the command of God, and in faith, we ourselves shall certainly have the comfort of, first or last. This call to Noah reminds us of the call the gospel gives to poor sinners. Christ is an ark, in whom alone we can be safe, when death and judgment approach. The word says, Come; ministers say, Come; the Spirit says, Come, come into the Ark. Noah was accounted righteous, not for his own righteousness, but as an heir of the righteousness which is by faith, Heb 11:7. He believed the revelation of a saviour, and sought and expected salvation through Him alone. Thus was he justified by faith, and received that Spirit whose fruit is in all goodness; but if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. After the hundred and twenty years, God granted seven days' longer space for repentance. But these seven days were trifled away, like all the rest. It shall be but seven days. They had only one week more, one sabbath more to improve, and to consider the things that belonged to their peace. But it is common for those who have been careless of their souls during the years of their health, when they have looked upon death at a distance, to be as careless during the days, the few days of their sickness, when they see death approaching; their hearts being hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. As Noah prepared the ark by faith in the warning given that the flood would come, so he went into it, by faith in this warning that it would come quickly. And on the day Noah was securely fixed in the ark, the fountains of the great deep were broken up. The earth had within it those waters, which, at God's command, sprang up and flooded it; and thus our bodies have in themselves those humours, which, when God pleases, become the seeds and springs of mortal diseases. The windows of heaven were opened, and the waters which were above the firmament, that is, in the air, were poured out upon the earth. The rain comes down in drops; but such rains fell then, as were never known before or since. It rained without stop or abatement, forty days and forty nights, upon the whole earth at once. As there was a peculiar exercise of the almighty power of God in causing the flood, it is vain and presumptuous to attempt explaining the method of it, by human wisdom.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark,.... Of themselves, as Jarchi and Aben Ezra, being impressed with an instinct from God so to do; or by the ministry of angels, as observed See Gill on Genesis 6:20 there were two of a sort, and some think four:

the male and the female; and of some seven, or seven pairs, as before observed:

as God commanded Noah; which respects his own and his family's entrance and the creatures; both were commanded by God, and attended to by Noah, who was obedient in all things.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9. There went in two and two—Doubtless they were led by a divine impulse. The number would not be so large as at first sight one is apt to imagine. It has been calculated that there are not more than three hundred distinct species of beasts and birds, the immense varieties in regard to form, size, and color being traceable to the influence of climate and other circumstances.

Genesis 7:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Floodwaters Arrive
8Of clean animals and animals that are not clean and birds and everything that creeps on the ground, 9there went into the ark to Noah by twos, male and female, as God had commanded Noah. 10It came about after the seven days, that the water of the flood came upon the earth.…
Cross References
Genesis 7:8
Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground,

Genesis 7:10
And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.

Genesis 7:15
Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark.
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