Genesis 7

Noah's Ark
7:1-10

7:1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

7:2 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.

7:3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

God said to Noah,

It's time for you and your family to get on the ark.

You're the only righteous person in this generation. [1]
Has there ever been a righteous person?

Take seven of each clean beast [2] and fowl, and two of each unclean, male and female.
How many of each kind did Noah take into the ark?

7:4 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.

In seven days, I make it rain for forty days and nights, and I'll kill every living thing that I have made on the earth. [3]
To kill or not to kill

7:5 And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.

7:6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

Noah did what God told him to do.

He was 600 years old when the flood began.

7:7 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.

When it began to rain, Noah and his wife, and his sons and their wives boarded the ark.

7:8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,

7:9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.

Contrary to God's instructions in verses 2-3, Noah boarded two of each animal, clean and unclean, onto the ark.
How many of each kind did Noah take into the ark?

But whether by twos or by sevens, Noah takes idividuals of each species of "every thing that creepeth upon the earth." [4]

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

And after seven days, the flood began.
The Great Flood
7:11-24

7:11 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 windows of heaven were opened.

In the 600th year, 2nd month, and 17th day of Noah's life [5], the foundations of the great deep broke up and the windows of heaven opened.

7:12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

And it rained for forty days and forty nights.

7:13 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;

7:14 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.

Noah and his wife, Noah's sons (Shem, Ham, and Japheth) and their wives, and all the beasts, fowls, and creeping things of every kind entered the ark on the same day. [6]
When did Noah enter the ark?
Who was Noah's youngest son?

7:15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.

7:16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.

All of the animals went in by twos, a male and female of each species.
How many of each kind did Noah take into the ark?

And then Noah shut the ark's door.

7:17 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.

7:18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

And the flood was forty days upon the earth.
How long did the flood last?

7:19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.

7:20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.

The flood covered the highest mountain tops (Mount Everest?) with fifteen cubits to spare. [7]

7:21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:

7:22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.

7:23 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.

God drowned everything that breathes air. From newborn babies to koala bears -- all creatures great and small, the Lord God drowned them all.
Did everyone die in the flood?
Drunk With Blood: 1. The Flood of Noah

7:24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.

The waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
How long did the flood last?