Genesis 7:2
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New International Version
Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate,

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
Of all clean beasts thou shalt take to thee by sevens, a male and its female; but of the beasts that are not clean two, a male and its female.

World English Bible
You 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.

Young's Literal Translation
of all the clean beasts thou dost take to thee seven pairs, a male and its female; and of the beasts which are not clean two, a male and its female;

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Of every clean beast - So we find the distinction between clean and unclean animals existed long before the Mosaic law. This distinction seems to have been originally designed to mark those animals which were proper for sacrifice and food, from those that were not. See Leviticus 11.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

every clean.

Genesis 7:8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creeps on the earth,

Genesis 6:19-21 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shall you bring into the ark, to keep them alive with you...

Genesis 8:20 And Noah built an altar to the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

Leviticus 11:1-47 And the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them...

Deuteronomy 14:1-21 You are the children of the LORD your God: you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead...

Acts 10:11-15 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending on him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners...

sevens. Heb. seven, seven. not.

Leviticus 10:10 And that you may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;

Ezekiel 44:23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean...

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On Gen. vii. 6
On Gen. vii. 6 Hippolytus, the Syrian expositor of the Targum, has said: We find in an ancient Hebrew copy that God commanded Noah to range the wild beasts in order in the lower floor or storey, and to separate the males from the females by putting wooden stakes between them. And thus, too, he did with all the cattle, and also with the birds in the middle storey. And God ordered the males thus to be separated from the females for the sake of decency and purity, lest they should perchance get intermingled
Hippolytus—The Extant Works and Fragments of Hippolytus

Tithing
"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in Mine house, and prove Me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it" (Mal. 3:10). Down deep in the heart of every Christian there is undoubtedly the conviction that he ought to tithe. There is an uneasy feeling that this is a duty which has been neglected, or, if you prefer it, a privilege that has not been
Arthur W. Pink—Tithing

Cross References
Genesis 6:19
You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you.

Genesis 7:3
and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.

Genesis 7:8
Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground,

Genesis 8:20
Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it.

Leviticus 11:1
The LORD said to Moses and Aaron,

Deuteronomy 14:3
Do not eat any detestable thing.

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