Genesis 6:18
New International Version
But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark--you and your sons and your wife and your sons' wives with you.

New Living Translation
But I will confirm my covenant with you. So enter the boat--you and your wife and your sons and their wives.

English Standard Version
But I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall come into the ark, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.

Berean Study Bible
But I will establish My covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.

New American Standard Bible
"But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark-- you and your sons and your wife, and your sons' wives with you.

King James Bible
But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

Christian Standard Bible
But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark with your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives.

Contemporary English Version
But I solemnly promise that you, your wife, your sons, and your daughters-in-law will be kept safe in the boat.

Good News Translation
but I will make a covenant with you. Go into the boat with your wife, your sons, and their wives.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I will establish My covenant with you, and you will enter the ark with your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives.

International Standard Version
However, I will establish my own covenant with you, and you are to enter the ark—you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives.

NET Bible
but I will confirm my covenant with you. You will enter the ark--you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you.

New Heart English Bible
But I will establish my covenant with you. You shall come into the ship, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But I will make my promise to you. You, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives will go into the ship.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But I will establish My covenant with thee; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

New American Standard 1977
“But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But with thee I will establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou and thy sons and thy wife and thy sons' wives with thee.

King James 2000 Bible
But with you will I establish my covenant; and you shall come into the ark, you, and your sons, and your wife, and your sons' wives with you.

American King James Version
But with you will I establish my covenant; and you shall come into the ark, you, and your sons, and your wife, and your sons' wives with you.

American Standard Version
But I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons wives with thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will establish my covenant with thee, and thou shalt enter into the ark, thou and thy sons, and thy wife, and the wives of thy sons with thee.

Darby Bible Translation
But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt go into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

English Revised Version
But I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
But with thee will I establish my covenant: and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

World English Bible
But I will establish my covenant with you. You shall come into the ship, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you.

Young's Literal Translation
'And I have established My covenant with thee, and thou hast come in unto the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy son's wives with thee;
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Noah Builds the Ark
17And behold, I will bring floodwaters upon the earth, to destroy every creature under the heavens that has the breath of life. Everything on the earth will perish. 18But I will establish My covenant with you, and you will enter the ark— you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. 19And you are to bring two of every living thing into the ark—male and female—to keep them alive with you.…
Cross References
Genesis 7:7
And Noah entered the ark, along with his sons and his wife and his sons' wives, to escape the waters of the flood.

Genesis 7:13
On that very day Noah entered the ark, along with his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and his wife, and the three wives of his sons--

Genesis 9:9
"Behold, I now establish My covenant with you and your descendants after you,

Genesis 17:7
I will establish My covenant as an everlasting covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.

Treasury of Scripture

But with you will I establish my covenant; and you shall come into the ark, you, and your sons, and your wife, and your sons' wives with you.

establish.

Genesis 9:9,11 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you…

Genesis 17:4,7,21 As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be a father …

come.

Genesis 7:1,7,13 And the LORD said to Noah, Come you and all your house into the ark; …

Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your doors …

Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved …

1 Peter 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the long-suffering of …

2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a …







Lexicon
But I will establish
וַהֲקִמֹתִ֥י (wa·hă·qi·mō·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

My covenant
בְּרִיתִ֖י (bə·rî·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1285: A covenant

with you,
אִתָּ֑ךְ (’it·tāḵ)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

and you {will} enter
וּבָאתָ֙ (ū·ḇā·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

the ark—
הַתֵּבָ֔ה (hat·tê·ḇāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8392: A box, chest

you
אַתָּ֕ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

and your sons
וּבָנֶ֛יךָ (ū·ḇā·ne·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and your wife
וְאִשְׁתְּךָ֥ (wə·’iš·tə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

and your sons’
בָנֶ֖יךָ (ḇā·ne·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

wives
וּנְשֵֽׁי־ (ū·nə·šê-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

with you.
אִתָּֽךְ׃ (’it·tāḵ)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among
(18) My covenant.--There had been no covenant with Adam or with the Sethites, but in the higher state of things which began with Noah, man was to hold a more exactly defined relation to God; and though they had begun to attach the notion of Deity to the name Jehovah in the days of Enos (Genesis 4:26), yet it was not till the time of Moses that it became the distinct title of God in covenant with man. Of this relation a necessary result was revelation, as in no other way could there be a communication between the two contracting parties. Hence the Bible is called "The Old and New Covenant," or "The Old and New Testament," the Greek term being of wider meaning than either word with us, and signifying either an agreement between the living or the document by which a testator disposes of his property after his death (Hebrews 9:16-17). The title of covenant is more applicable to the Scriptures of the prior dispensation, which contain a series of such relations, all preparing for the last and best and most perfect, which was a Testament ratified in the blood of Christ.

Verse 18. - But with thee will I establish my covenant. בְּרית (διαθήκη, LXX.; foe-due, Vulgate; testamentum, N.T.), from בָּרַא, to cut or carve; hence a covenant, from the custom of passing between the divided pieces of the victims slain on the occasion of making such solemn compacts (cf. Genesis 15:9; Gesenius); from בָּרַה, to eat, hence an eating together, a banquet (cf. Genesis 31:54; Lee). On the Bible idea of covenant see Genesis 15:9. My covenant = the already well-known covenant which I have made with man. And thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy son's wives with thee. This was the substance of the covenant agreement so far as Noah was concerned. The next three verses describe the arrangements about the animals. 6:12-21 God told Noah his purpose to destroy the wicked world by water. The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him, Ps 25:14. It is with all believers, enabling them to understand and apply the declarations and warnings of the written word. God chose to do it by a flood of waters, which should drown the world. As he chooses the rod with which he corrects his children, so he chooses the sword with which he cuts off his enemies. God established his covenant with Noah. This is the first place in the Bible where the word 'covenant' is found; it seems to mean, 1. The covenant of providence; that the course of nature shall be continued to the end of time. 2. The covenant of grace; that God would be a God to Noah, and that out of his seed God would take to himself a people. God directed Noah to make an ark. This ark was like the hulk of a ship, fitted to float upon the waters. It was very large, half the size of St. Paul's cathedral, and would hold more than eighteen of the largest ships now used. God could have secured Noah without putting him to any care, or pains, or trouble; but employed him in making that which was to be the means to preserve him, for the trial of his faith and obedience. Both the providence of God, and the grace of God, own and crown the obedient and diligent. God gave Noah particular orders how to make the ark, which could not therefore but be well fitted for the purpose. God promised Noah that he and his family should be kept alive in the ark. What we do in obedience to God, we and our families are likely to have the benefit of. The piety of parents gets their children good in this life, and furthers them in the way to eternal life, if they improve it.
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