Genesis 7:16
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.

Berean Study Bible
And they entered, the male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in.

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.

New King James Version
So 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 the door behind him.

NASB 1995
Those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered as God had commanded him; and the LORD closed it behind him.

NASB 1977
And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered as God had commanded him; and the LORD closed it behind him.

Amplified Bible
Those which entered, male and female of all flesh (creatures), entered as God had commanded Noah; and the LORD closed the door behind him.

Christian Standard Bible
Those that entered, male and female of every creature, entered just as God had commanded him. Then 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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they that entered, male and female, of all flesh, they entered as God commanded him, and LORD JEHOVAH shut in its door.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they that entered went in male and female of all flesh, as God commanded Noe, and the Lord God shut the ark outside of him.

Contemporary English Version
just as God had told him to do. And when they were all in the boat, the LORD closed the door.

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.

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.

Good News Translation
as God had commanded. Then the LORD shut the door behind Noah.

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.

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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God commanded him; and the LORD shut him in.

Literal Standard Version
and they that are coming in, male and female of all flesh, have come in as God has commanded him, and YHWH closes [it] for him.

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

New Heart English Bible
Those who went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Floodwaters Arrive
15They came to Noah to enter the ark, two by two of every creature with the breath of life. 16And they entered, the male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in.

Cross References
Genesis 7:15
They came to Noah to enter the ark, two by two of every creature with the breath of life.

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


Treasury of Scripture

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

as.

Genesis 7:2,3
Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female…

the.

2 Kings 4:4,5
And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full…

Deuteronomy 33:27
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.

Psalm 46:2
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;









(16) The Lord (Jehovah) shut him in.--The assigning to Jehovah of this act of personal care for Noah is very remarkable. In the Chaldean Genesis (p. 283), the Deity commands Xisuthrus to shut himself in.

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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And they entered,
וְהַבָּאִ֗ים (wə·hab·bā·’îm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

the male
זָכָ֨ר (zā·ḵār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2145: Remembered, a male

and female
וּנְקֵבָ֤ה (ū·nə·qê·ḇāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5347: A female

of every
מִכָּל־ (mik·kāl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

living thing,
בָּשָׂר֙ (bā·śār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

as
כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֛ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

God
אֱלֹהִ֑ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

had commanded
צִוָּ֥ה (ṣiw·wāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

[Noah].
אֹת֖וֹ (’ō·ṯōw)
Direct object marker | third person masculine singular
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

Then the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

shut him in.
וַיִּסְגֹּ֥ר (way·yis·gōr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5462: To shut up, to surrender


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