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The building of the ark.


7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; 2both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

9 These are the generations of Noah: "Noah was a just man and 3 perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. 10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth

11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them 5 with the earth.

a ch. 8. 20. Cp.

Lev. ch. 11. 1 Heb

seven seven.

2 Heb. from

man unto beast.

Ex. 33. 12

Lk. 1. 30.

2 Pe. 2. 5. Or, upright, Heb. d ch. 5 22,24

blot out.

ch. 13. 13. Lk. 1. 6. Ro. 2. 13 & 3, 19.

Ezek. 7. 2, 3, 6.

5 Or, from the earth.

14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; 6rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and 6 Heb. nests. shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

7 Or, on the seventh day.

Pro. 8. 28. 8 Or, floodgates.

2 Ki. 7. 19. Isa. 24. 18. Mal. 3. 10.

18 h But with thee will I establish my h ch. 9. 9, 12. covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.

20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.

21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.

9 Heb. wing.

22 Thus did Noah; according to all He 11. 7. that God commanded him, so did he.

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The flood of waters.

2 Of every "clean beast thou shalt take to thee 1by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.

3. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

5 And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.

6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,

9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.

10 And it came to pass 7after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.

11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the 8 windows of heaven were opened.

12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;

14 They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort. 15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.

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

17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.

18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.

20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. 21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and

The waters asswage.

GENESIS 7 Noah goeth forth of the ark.

of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: 22 All in "whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.

23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.

24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.


a ch. 2. 7.

1 Heb. the breath of the spirit of life.

& Wis. 10. 4

2 Pe. 2. 5.

c ch. 1. 22, 28.

& 30. 22. Ex. 2. 24.

AND AND Godd remembered Noah, and everyd ch. 19. 29 living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;

2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;

3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat

5 And the waters 7 decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen. 6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:

7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth 8to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

1 Sa. 1. 19.

2 Heb. families. ch. 7. 11.

3 Heb. a
savour of

Ex. 29. 18,
25, 41.

2 Co. 2. 15.
Eph. 5. 2.
Phil. 4. 18.
4 Heb. in
going and
ch. 3. 17
& 6. 17.
5 Or, though.
g ch. 6. 5.

ch. 9. 11, 15.

Heb. As yet all the days of the earth. Iza. 54. 9.

7 Heb. were in going and

Jer. 33. 20,


j ch. 1. 22, 28 & 8. 17. 8 Heb. in going forth and returning.

9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and 9pulled her Deu. 12. 15. in unto him into the ark.

10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;


11 And the dove came in to him in them evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. 12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.

13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.

14 And in the second month, on the

Ro. 14. 14.

1 Tim. 4. 3,4. ch. 1. 29. Heb. caused her to come. Lev. 17. 10, 11, 14

& 19. 26. Deu. 12. 23. 1 Sa. 14.

32, 33.

Ac. 15. 20, 29. n Ex. 21. 28.

ch. 4, 10, 11.
Ex. 21.

12. 14.
Lev. 21. 17.
Mt. 26. 52.

ch. 1. 27.
ch.7. 6.

ch. 8. 18
& 8. 22.

seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.

15 And God spake unto Noah, saying, 16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.

17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him:

19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their 2 kinds, went forth out of the ark.

20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

21 And the LORD smelled 3a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; 5for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth;

neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

22 6 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.


AND God blessed Noah and his sons,

and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. 2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

3k Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the 'green herb have I given you all things.

4 But flesh with the "life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; "at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.

6 PWhoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after

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Or, as some read it, Rodanim.

Isa. 11. 11.

14 And it shall come to pass, when IPs. 72. 10. bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

18 T And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of 5 Canaan.

19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.

g Ecclus. 43.

11, 12.

h To ver. 8,

1 Ch. 1. 8-10.

Lev. 26. 42, 45.

2 Gr. Babylon.

3 Or, he went

out into Assyria. 4 Or, the streets of the city. j ch. 10. 6. 5 Heb. Chenaan.

k To ver. 18, 1 Ch. 1. 11-16.

20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: 21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within Jer. 47. 4. his tent.

22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.

23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.

24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and

Am. 9. 7. 6 Heb.


The generations of Noah.


NOW these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth and unto them were sons born after the flood.

26The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and I Dodanim.

5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.

8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.

10 And the beginning of his kingdom Was 2 Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

11 Out of that land 3 went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,

12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah the same is a great city.

13 kAnd Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, 14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.

15 And Canaan begat 6 Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,

16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,

17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.

19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to

knew what his younger son had done 7 Heb. Azzah, Gerar, unto 7Gaza; as thou goest, unto unto him.

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Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.

21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.

22 The "children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and 10 Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.

23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

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24 And Arphaxad begat 1Salah; and 1 Heb. Shelah. Salah begat Eber.

25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was 2 Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.

26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, 27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,

28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, 29 AndOphir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east.

31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.

32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.



2 That is, Division.

3 Called,

Lk. 3. 35,

a 1 Ki. 9.
& 10. 11..

Lk. 3. 35, Saruch.

AND the whole earth was of one 5lan- 5 Heb. lip. guage, and of one 6 speech.

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

3 And 9 they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and 10 burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

6 Heb. words.

7 Or, eastward.

b ch. 10. 10 & 14. 1. Dan. 1. 2. 8 Lk. 3. 34, Thara.

9 Heb. a man said to his neighbour.

4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach 10 Heb. burn unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

them to a

e ch. 11. 10.
Ex. 2. 3.
d Deu. 1. 28.
ch. 18. 21.

ch. 1. 26.

From Shem to Abram.

13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:

15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat 3 Peleg:

17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.

18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Ren:

19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.

20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:

21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.

22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:

23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat 8Terah:

25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.

26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

27 Now these are the generations of Terah Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.

29 And Abran and Nahor took them wives the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife,

Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Íscah. 30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one ch. 22. 20. language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. 7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the ch. 10. 25, 32. them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go earth and they left off to build the city.

ch. 15. 7.

Jos. 21. 2. Ac. 7. 2, 4

11 That is, Confusion.

9 Therefore is the name of it called 11 Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. 10 These are the generations of k eh. 10. Shem: Shem as an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:

11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:

22-25, To ver. 26, 1 Ch. 1. 17-27. Ac. 7. 3. He. 11. 8.

Im Lk. 3. 36.

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Abram in Canaan and Egypt. GENESIS 12

3 "And I will bless them that bless thee,a ch. 27. 29. and curse him that curseth thee: band in b ch. 18. 18 thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

& 22. 18 & 26. 4 & 28. 14. Ga. 3. 8.

.4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him and Abram was seventy and five. years old when he departed out of Haran. 5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; e ch. 11. 31. and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

6 And Abram passed through the -land unto the place of Sichem, unto the 2 plain of Moreh. And the Canaanited was then in the land.

7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.

See ch.

13. 18.

ch 10, 18, 19 fch. 12. 7, 8. 9 ch. 13. 15 & 17. 8. heh. 36. 7.

& 13. 7.

8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he ich. 26. 20. -builded an altar unto the LORD, and ¿called upon the name of the LORD.

9 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.

10 And there was la famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:

j ch. 13. 4.

ch. 12. 6.

1 Heb. in going and Journeying. ch. 26. 1.

m ch. 43. 1. 2 Heb. men


12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife and they "will kill me, but they will save theech. 20. 1-18 alive.

13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyp tians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

& 26. 6-11.

ch. 19. 24, 25.

p ch. 2. 8. Isa. 51. 3. Joel 2. 3. q ch. 19. 22.

15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's r ch. 18. 20. house.

16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.

2 Pe. 2. 7, 8.

17 And the LORD "plagued Pharaohs ch. 20. 18. and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.

18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister?

1 Ch. 16. 21. Ps. 105. 14. t ch. 17. 8 & 28. 13 & 35, 12.

ch. 22. 17
& 28. 14
& 32. 12.

Parting of Abram and Lot.

so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.

20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had. CHAPTER 13

A and as we and all that he had, AND Abram went up out of Egypt, he,

and Lot with him, into the south.

2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai;

4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there

Abram called on the name of the LORD. 5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. 6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.

7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: kand the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.

8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be 2 brethren.

9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, Peven as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto ? Zoar.

11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east and they separated themselves the one from the other.

12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

13 But the men of Sodom" were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly. 14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: 15 For all the land which thou seest, 'to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for


16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

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