26-27 : The Great Flood :2350 BC

26-27 : The Great Flood :2350 BC

NOAH had lived to a very great age when the flood of waters came upon the earth.
And God said to Noah:"Come into the ark, you and all who are with you.
Seven days from now, I will cause it to rain upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.
And every living thing I have made, I will destroy from the face of the earth."
And Noah did all that the Lord had commanded him.
He entered the ark with Shem and Ham and Japheth, his sons, his own wife and the wives of his sons.

Birds and beasts and creeping things of every kind came to Noah and went into the ark,
two by two, the male and the female, as God had commanded.

Then the Lord shut Noah in the ark, and the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
 All the fountains of the great deep were broken up and
the windows of the  heaven opened.
 The rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
 The waters swelled and lifted the ark above the earth.
The flood spread and the waters continued to rise upon the earth.
 And the ark floated upon the face of thewater.
 The waters rose higher and higher upon the earth
until all the high mountains under heaven were covered.
Forty-five feet more did the waters rise above the mountains and they were indeed covered.

Every living thing that moved upon the earth died: birds, cattle, beasts,
every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth, and every man.
All in whose nostrils was the breath of life,
 every man and every living thing which was upon the face of the ground were destroyed.
 Only Noah and those who were with him remained alive.
God remembered Noah and every living creature with him in the ark.
God caused a wind to pass over the earth and to quiet the waters.


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