New Heart English Bible
1The LORD said to Noah, "Come with all of your household into the vessel, for I have seen your righteousness before me in this generation. 2You shall take seven pairs of every clean animal with you, the male and his female. Of the animals that are not clean, take two, the male and his female. 3Also of the clean flying creatures of the sky, seven pairs, a male and a female, and of all the unclean flying creatures, one pair, a male and a female, to preserve their offspring on the surface of all the earth. 4In seven days, I will cause it to rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights. Every living thing that I have made, I will destroy from the surface of the ground." 5Noah did everything that the LORD commanded him.
6Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came on the earth. 7Noah went into the vessel with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives, because of the waters of the flood. 8Clean animals, animals that are not clean, flying creatures, and everything that crawls on the ground 9went by pairs to Noah into the vessel, male and female, as God commanded Noah. 10It happened after the seven days, that the waters of the flood came on the earth. 11In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep were burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened. 12The rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.
13In the same day Noah, and Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, entered into the vessel; 14they, and every animal after its kind, all the tame animals after their kind, every creature that crawls on the earth after its kind, and every flying creature after its kind, every flying creature of every sort. 15They went to Noah into the vessel, by pairs of all flesh with the breath of life in them. 16Those who went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God commanded him; and the LORD shut him in.
17The flood was forty days on the earth. The waters increased, and lifted up the vessel, and it was lifted up above the earth. 18The waters prevailed, and increased greatly on the earth; and the vessel floated on the surface of the waters. 19The waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth. All the high mountains that were under the whole sky were covered. 20The waters rose and covered the highest mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits. 21And all flesh died that moved on the earth, flying creatures, and tame animals, and wild animals, and every creature that crawls on the earth, and all humankind. 22All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, of all that was on the dry land, died. 23Every living thing was destroyed that was on the surface of the ground, including people, tame animals, crawling creatures, and flying creatures of the sky. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the vessel. 24The waters prevailed on the earth one hundred fifty days.