0 SAB Genesis 7

Judah ... said ... let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter in law.) 38:16

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Genesis

CHAPTER 7

Noah's Ark
7:1-10

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.

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.

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]

Take seven of each clean beast [2] and fowl, and two of each unclean, male and female.

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]

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.

Noah did what God told him to do.

He was 600 years old when the flood began.

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.

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

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

Noah took two of every beast, fowl, and creeping thing onto the ark. [4]

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

11In 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.

When Noah was 600 years old [5] (on the 17th day of the second month), the foundations of the great deep broke up and the windows of heaven opened.

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

And it rained for forty days and forty nights.

13In 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.

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]

15And 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 commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.

All of the animals went in by twos, a male and female of each species. [7]

And then God shut the ark's door.

17And 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.

The flood lasted forty days. [8]

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

20Fifteen 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. [9]

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:

22All 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.

Every living thing died on the earth. [10]

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

The flood lasted 150 days. [11]

VegetableEMPEROR2 months ago

re: Connor Payne
"God gave them a chance, but they didn't listen"

So they didn't listen. Are we to presume that a benevolent God's only (and best) solution was to wipe out an entire planet, save for one small family? I find this to be highly suspect of a god we're supposed to view positively. Consider his behavior after that. Given that god hardened the Pharaoh's heart eleven times so that he could continue showing off his tyranny on the Egyptian people, we find that God appears to enjoy exerting devastating power for the sake of his own vanity. That sort of violent arrogance is not a trait that goes hand-in-hand with any sensible definition of benevolence.

CPayne17052 months ago

There's a lot wrong with this. No one said that it was wrong to get drunk before Noah got drunk, so how could he be unrighteous by that? God probably told Noah what animals were clean and unclean. The sin that man had at that time affected the whole planet, animals included. Sin is a big issue to a Holy God. That's about as far as I read since I don't have time to go through all of the theological and philosophical mistakes this website has to offer, but I bet the rest of it is just as wrong as the annotations I corrected

Steve Wells2 months ago

So do we really need a god to tell us that it's not a good idea to get drunk and then curse your grandson (and all of his descendants with slavery) when your son sees you drunk and naked? It seems like a just and perfect man would know not to do this.

You say God probably told Noah which animals were clean and unclean. Did he do that for each of the 350,000 species of beetles?

And sin, you say, is a big deal to God. It even affected the animals. Why would that be? Does God punish animals for things that humans do?

VegetableEMPEROR3 months ago

God's view of righteousness here comes before Moses and the Israelites' trip to Mount Sinai. The standard God uses to determine the wickedness in people is essentially an unfair assessment from mankind's point of view. If it's merely the case that eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil has caused wickedness in humanity (original sin), then Noah wouldn't be exempt from this hereditary wickedness either. God, however, states that Noah is a "just and perfect man." (Genesis 6) Noah's apparent actions have placed him ahead of all other humans of the time, but there's no indication up to this point as to how he attained such a status in God's eyes.

God's literally preparing to annihilate the Earth, save for a guy and a handful of his family, yet the Bible doesn't bother to explain what makes Noah special. Chronological inconsistencies and backtracking is all throughout the Bible, but given that this is the first book of Moses, and thus, the origin story of all that we know, it would seem imperative to describe why Noah gets to survive a devastating catastrophe and others are bound for death... BUT NO.

ConnorE5 months ago

Was it two of each 'kind', or seven for the clean and two for the unclean? Even the Bible itself isn't sure, as it zigzags between both numbers.

Anyways, Noah gets himself, his family, and all the animals onto his Ark, closes the door, and waits. Meanwhile, God is in the process of committing omnicide, killing everything (including babies and children) except for whatever Noah could shove up his ark.

Omnibenevolent my ass.

Connor Payne2 months ago

It was both. It's sure and doesn't "zig zag" between anything

That doesn't invalidate God's Omnibenevolence in any way. Sin is serious to a perfect and holy God. They did evil and wouldn't listen to Noah. God gave them a chance, but they didn't listen

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