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The Flood

Then the Lord said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you with all your household, for you [alone] I have seen as righteous (doing what is right) before Me in this generation.(A) Of every [a]clean animal you shall take with you seven pair, the male and his female, and of animals that are not clean, two each the male and his female;(B) also of the birds of the air, seven pair, the male and the female, to keep the offspring alive on the surface of the earth.

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  1. Genesis 7:2 This anticipates the numerous distinctions between animals for food purposes, which would later be revealed in the Mosaic Law.

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