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Genesis 7 - NIV

1 The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.

2 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,

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

4 Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.”

5 And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.

6 Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth.

7 And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood.

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

9 male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah.

10 And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.

11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.

12 And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.

13 On that very day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark.

14 They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind, everything with wings.

15 Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark.

16 The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord shut him in.

17 For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth.

18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.

19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered.

20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits.[a][b] ?

21 Every living thing that moved on land perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind.

22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died.

23 Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.

24 The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.


a. Genesis 7:20 Or rose more than fifteen cubits, and the mountains were covered
b. Genesis 7:20 That is, about 23 feet or about 6.8 meters

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Mike Fogerson avatar
Don’t Try to Save What God is Trying to Drown
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Dec, 2016
Summary: There was about 2,000 years of time that had passed since God created Adam & Eve and the first drops of rain falling of the Flood. The world was full of sin. God had to destroy/get rid of the old in order to establish the new.
Scripture: Genesis 7:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 39
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Ian Humphrey avatar
A Most Gracious Invitation
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: A Most Gracious Invitation
Scripture: Genesis 7:1-10
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 144
Mark Mitchell avatar
The Judgment of God
Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Mar, 2015
Summary: There is a judgment of God
Scripture: Genesis 7:11-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 262
Horace  Wimpey avatar
Riding the Storm Out
Shared by: Horace Wimpey on Jul, 2014
Summary: In Noah, we see an example of how to ride out the storms of life. We are to place our trust in God and become righteous as Noah was. We become righteous by accepting the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for our sins and having a relationship with him.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 7:1-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,941
Paul Clemente avatar
Noah and the flood Part 2
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Mar, 2014
Summary: What happened just before and during the flood?
Scripture: Genesis 6:18-7:24
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 683
Gene Gregory avatar
Never Give Up, Never Quit
Shared by: Gene Gregory on Jan, 2014
Summary: This message emphasizes the importance of persistence and of never giving up when God gives you and assignment.
Scripture: Genesis 6:5-7:24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,614
Elvis Burrows avatar
"Dads That make a Difference"
Shared by: Elvis Burrows on Jun, 2013
Summary: Sermon preached on Father's Day to encourage fathers to remain faithful to the task of being fathers who are involved and active in the rearing of their children. Sermon challenged them to continue to be good and godly role models and mentors.
Scripture: Genesis 6:1-7:5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,605
David Kinnan avatar
Build an Ark
Shared by: David Kinnan on May, 2013
Summary: God’s commands aren’t necessarily meant to match your understanding; they are meant to meet your challenges.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 6:9-7:12
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 2,784
John Shearhart avatar
Genesis 7:5-24
Shared by: John Shearhart on Feb, 2013
Summary: The flood previews the severity of wrath and of salvation to the elect remnant, proves that salvation is only Christ's righteousness, and comforts us in knowing there is a recompense of reward.
Series: Genesis
Scripture: Genesis 7:5-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 645
John Shearhart avatar
Genesis 7:2-4
Shared by: John Shearhart on Feb, 2013
Summary: God makes a deliberate distinction between the clean and the unclean—a fact that strengthens our hope in the promise.
Series: Genesis
Scripture: Genesis 7:2-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 499
John Shearhart avatar
Genesis 7:1
Shared by: John Shearhart on Feb, 2013
Summary: God’s covenant with Noah and the imputation of righteousness.
Series: Genesis
Scripture: Genesis 7:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 531
Betty Johnson avatar
Noah's Ark - for Adults
Shared by: Betty Johnson on Jun, 2012
Summary: Children enjoy hearing about the animals and the big boat and the rainbow and how God rescued Noah and his family, but really, the story of Noah is a sobering account of divine judgement upon all of humankind, followed by a beautiful expression of God's g
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 6:5-7:1
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 6,270
Byron Sherman avatar
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Mar, 2012
Summary: All on the ark escaped the destruction of the Flood. Divinely designed destruction can be escaped. But How? Victory in the midst of destruction requires...
Scripture: Genesis 7:1-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 845
William D. Brown avatar
Shared by: William D. Brown on Feb, 2012
Summary: Seventeen is found in our KJ Bible TEN times, seventeenth SIX times, all through God’s Word, both the Old and New Testaments, SEVENTEEN is revealed as bearing the meaning of "vanquishing the enemy" and complete victory in Christ."
Scripture: Genesis 7:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,660
Johnny Palmer avatar
An Ark-ie, Ark-ie.
Shared by: Johnny Palmer on Dec, 2011
Summary: We have seen Noah's Walk and now his Work.
Scripture: Genesis 6:14-7:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 801
Johnny Palmer avatar
When God shuts you in.
Shared by: Johnny Palmer on Dec, 2011
Summary: Noah was all dressed up with no place to go.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 7:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,033
Johnny Palmer avatar
Hark the Ark!
Shared by: Johnny Palmer on Dec, 2011
Summary: What the Ark was to Noah, Jesus Christ is to us.
Scripture: Genesis 7:1-8:19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,408
Paul Barreca avatar
Everyon Needs an Ark
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Oct, 2011
Summary: There is much that we can say about the importance of the flood, but we should not miss the lesson about salvation that we see in the story of Noah.
Scripture: Genesis 6:9-7:1
Views: 1,068
Shawn Rose avatar
Noah - Committed to Obeying God
Shared by: Shawn Rose on Oct, 2011
Summary: Part one of a series on committment. Noah is an example of a person that was committed to obeying God. Scriptures are from the New Living Translation.
Series: Committed
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 6:1-7:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,523
Brian Buriff avatar
Shared by: Brian Buriff on Jan, 2011
Summary: Noah and family were cooped up in the ark for more than 1 year. During the long cold winter months of being cooped up, domestic violence rises. How can couples and families cope when all cooped up?
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 7:7-8:15
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,070
Ken McKinley avatar
The Flood of Noah
Shared by: Ken McKinley on Dec, 2010
Summary: The 16 sermon in an expository series on the book of Genesis
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 7:1-8:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,202
Daniel Habben avatar
Judgment Is Coming
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Nov, 2010
Summary: Judgment Is Coming 1) Get ready; 2) Stay focused
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 6:9-7:23
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 580
Glenn Durham avatar
The Beginning of… Deliverance
Shared by: Glenn Durham on Apr, 2010
Summary: God delivers his people by a mighty hand and outstretched arm.
Series: Genesis
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 7:1-8:19
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 765
Chris Gowen avatar
Lessons from the Ark
Shared by: Chris Gowen on Feb, 2010
Summary: There are significant lessons to learn by studying Noah's Ark. Jesus Christ is our Ark of Safety from the coming wrath of God.
Series: The Flood
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 7:17-8:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,545
Ross Cochrane avatar
Genesis 7 - Imagine How Many Trees Noah Cut Down to Make the Ark!
Shared by: Ross Cochrane on Dec, 2009
Summary: Don’t get sidetracked. Noah was saved from the coming judgment by coming into the ark. We can be saved from the coming judgment by coming to Christ and believing in Him. Come under His authority and trust Him today.
Series: Genesis
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 7:1-24
Views: 3,377
Steve Ely avatar
House - Part 6 - Parade of Homes
Shared by: Steve Ely on Dec, 2009
Summary: Is God’s house a building? Does His house have rules, systems, or structure? How can we be His house unless we know?
Series: House
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 7:1-23
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 790
Sean Harder avatar
Build an Ark
Shared by: Sean Harder on Dec, 2009
Summary: When we follow the Lord, he gives us the most detailed instructions and provisions to accomplish the task.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 6:9-7:24
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,463
Gregory Thomas avatar
Saved through your connection
Shared by: Gregory Thomas on Oct, 2009
Summary: Shows how the righteousness of your connection has the ability to save you from distruction, if you will harken unto his direction.
Tim Huie avatar
The Salvation Boat
Shared by: Tim Huie on May, 2009
Summary: everything about the ark pictures some aspect of the redemptive work of Jesus.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 6:11-7:24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 937