New International Version
male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, 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.
Darby Bible Translation
there came two and two unto Noah into the ark, male and 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For yet seven days - God spoke these words probably on the seventh or Sabbath day, and the days of the ensuing week were employed in entering the ark, in embarking the mighty troop, for whose reception ample provision had been already made.
Forty days - This period became afterwards sacred, and was considered a proper space for humiliation. Moses fasted forty days, Deuteronomy 9:9, Deuteronomy 9:11; so did Elijah, 1 Kings 19:8; so did our Lord, Matthew 4:2. Forty days' respite were given to the Ninevites that they might repent, Jonah 3:4; and thrice forty (one hundred and twenty) years were given to the old world for the same gracious purpose, Genesis 6:3. The forty days of Lent, in commemoration of our Lord's fasting, have a reference to the same thing; as each of these seems to be deduced from this primitive judgment.
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LibraryOn 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
Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground,
And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.
Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark.
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