7.1 Then the LORD said to Noah,
"Go into the ark, you and all your household, for
I have seen that you are righteous before me in
this generation. 7.2 Take with you seven
pairs of all clean animals, the male and his mate;
and a pair of the animals that are not clean, the
male and his mate; 7.3 and seven pairs of
the birds of the air also, male and female, to
keep their kind alive upon the face of all the
earth. 7.4 For in seven days I will send
rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights;
and every living thing that I have made I will
blot out from the face of the ground." 7.5
And Noah did all that the LORD had commanded him.
7.7 And Noah and his sons and his
wife and his sons' wives with him went into the
ark, to escape the waters of the flood.
7.10 And after seven days the waters of
the flood came upon the earth.
 7.12 And rain fell upon the earth
forty days and forty nights. 7.16b and the
LORD shut him in.
7.17 The flood continued forty
days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and
bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth.
7.18 The waters prevailed and increased
greatly upon the earth; and the ark floated on the
face of the waters. 7.19 And the waters
prevailed so mightily upon the earth that all the
high mountains under the whole heaven were
covered; 7.20 the waters prevailed above
the mountains, covering them fifteen cubits deep.
7.22 everything on the dry land in whose
nostrils was the breath of life died. 7.23
He blotted out every living thing that was upon
the face of the ground, man and animals and
creeping things and birds of the air; they were
blotted out from the earth. Only Noah was left,
and those that were with him in the ark.
8.2b the rain from the heavens was
restrained, 8.3a and the waters receded
from the earth continually.
8.6 At the end of forty days Noah
opened the window of the ark which he had made,
8.8 Then he sent forth a dove from him, to
see if the waters had subsided from the face of
the ground; 8.9 but the dove found no place
to set her foot, and she returned to him to the
ark, for the waters were still on the face of the
whole earth. So he put forth his hand and took her
and brought her into the ark with him. 8.10
He waited another seven days, and again he sent
forth the dove out of the ark; 8.11 and the
dove came back to him in the evening, and lo, in
her mouth a freshly plucked olive leaf; so Noah
knew that the waters had subsided from the earth.
8.12 Then he waited another seven days, and
sent forth the dove; and she did not return to him
8.13b and Noah removed the
covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the
face of the ground was dry. 8.20 Then Noah
built an altar to the LORD, and took of every
clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered
burnt offerings on the altar. 8.21 And when
the LORD smelled the pleasing odor, the LORD said
in his heart, "I will never again curse the ground
because of man, for the imagination of man's heart
is evil from his youth; neither will I ever again
destroy every living creature as I have done.
8.22 While the earth remains, seedtime and
harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and
night, shall not cease."
9.18 The sons of Noah who went
forth from the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Ham was the father of Canaan. 9.19 These
three were the sons of Noah; and from these the
whole earth was peopled.
9.20 Noah was the first tiller of
the soil. He planted a vineyard; 9.21 and
he drank of the wine, and became drunk, and lay
uncovered in his tent. 9.22 And Ham, the
father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father,
and told his two brothers outside. 9.23
Then Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it upon
both their shoulders, and walked backward and
covered the nakedness of their father; their faces
were turned away, and they did not see their
father's nakedness. 9.24 When Noah awoke
from his wine and knew what his youngest son had
done to him, 9.25 he said,
"Cursed be Canaan;
a slave of slaves shall he be to his brothers."
9.26 He also said,
"Blessed by the LORD my God be Shem;
and let Canaan be his slave."
9.27 God enlarge Japheth,
and let him dwell in the tents of Shem;
and let Canaan be his slave."
 Frick includes verse 7.10
in both 'J' and 'P'. [AH]
Intro. to the Old Testament
Last Modified Sep. 28, 1995