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Then[a] Yahweh said to Noah, “Go—you and all your household—into the ark, for I have seen you are righteous before me in this generation. From all the clean animals you must take for yourself seven pairs,[b] a male and its mate. And from the animals that are not clean you must take two, a male and its mate, as well as from the birds of heaven[c] seven pairs,[d] male and female, to keep their kind alive[e] on the face of the earth.

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  1. Genesis 7:1 Or “And”
  2. Genesis 7:2 Literally “seven, seven”
  3. Genesis 7:3 Or “the sky”
  4. Genesis 7:3 Literally “seven, seven”
  5. Genesis 7:3 Literally “to keep seed alive”

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