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shall be a male with a female. Of all the winged fowls according to kind, and of all the cattle according to kind, and of all the reptiles which creep on the earth according to their

kind, pairs of every sort shall come to thee, a male with a fe. 21 male, to be fed with thee. Thou shalt therefore take to thee of

all the varieties of food which you eat, and collect it to thee,

and it shall be for thee and for them to eat." 22 And Noe did all that the Lord God commanded him; VII. and when he had done so, the Lord God said to Noe,

“Go into the ark, thou and all thy family, for I have seen thee 2 righteous before me in this generation. And of all the cattle

which are clean take thee seven pairs, a male with a female,

and of all the cattle which are not clean, pairs, a male with a 3 female; and of the birds of the air which are clean, seven pairs,

male and female, and of all the birds which are not clean, 4 pairs, male and female, to nourish seed on the earth. For yet

seven days and I bring rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights. And I will blot out from the face of the whole earth

all the raised which I made.” 5 And Noe did all that the Lord God commanded him. 6 Now Noe was six hundred years old when the deluge of water 7 came on the earth. And Noe and his sons and his wife and 8 his sons' wives with him went into the ark on account of the

water of the deluge. And of the fowls which were clean and of the fowls which were not clean, and of the beasts which were

clean and of the beasts which were not clean, and of all the rep9 tiles which creep on the earth, pairs went to Noe into the ark, 10 a male with a female as God commanded Noe. And it came

to pass after the seven days that the water of the flood came

on the earth. 11 In the six hundredth year of Noe's life, the second month

and twenty seventh day of the month, on that day all the foun12 tains of the abyss were burst open and the cataracts of

heaven were opened, and there came rain on the earth forty 13 days and forty nights. On that day Noe, Sem, Cham, Japheth,

the sons of Noe, and Noe's wife and the three wives of his . 14 sons with him went into the ark: And all the beasts accord

ing to kind, and all the cattle according to kind, and every 15 moving reptile on the earth according to its kind, and every

kind of winged fowls went to Noe into the ark, two and two,

a male and a female of all flesh in which is the breath of life. 16 And when they, that were going in, male and female of all

flesh, had gone in as God commanded Noe, the Lord God 17 shut up the ark on the outside, and the deluge came on the

earth forty days and forty nights. And the water increased ex

ceedingly and lifted up the ark, and it was raised up from 18 the earth. And the water prevailed and was exceedingly in.

creased on the earth : And the ark was borne up above the 19 water. Still the water prevailed more and more on the earth

and covered all the high mountains which were under the 20 heaven. Fifteen cubits above was the water raised when it 21 had covered all the high mountains. And all animate flesh on

the earth of fowls and cattle and wild beasts and every moving 22 reptile on the earth and every man died. Every thing which

hath the breath of life, even every thing which was on the dry 23 land died. It swept away every thing raised up, which was

on the face of the earth, man and cattle and reptiles and the fowls of the air. They were swept away from the earth, and

Noe alone was left and they who were with him in the ark. 24. And the water was raised up above the earth a hundred and

fifty days. VIII. Now God had remembered Noe and all the beasts and

all the cattle and all the fowls and all the reptiles which creep,

even all that were with him in the ark; and God brought a 2 wind over the earth and aswaged the water. And the foun

tains of the abyss were shut up and also the cataracts of heaven

and the rain from heaven was stayed : and the water running 3 off from the earth subsided; so after a hundred and fifty days

the water was lessened and the ark grounded in the seventh month and twenty seventh day of the month upon the moun. 4 tains of Ararat. Still the water continued to lessen till the 5 tenth month. And in the tenth month, on the first day of the 6 month, the tops of the mountains appeared. And after forty

days Noe opened the window which he had made in the ark 7 and sent forth a raven ; and it having gone out did not return 8 till the water was dried up from the earth. So he sent out after 9 it the dove to see if the water was abated from the earth; and

the dove finding no resting place for its feet, returned to him

into the ark, for the water was on the whole face of the earth.

Therefore he stretched out his hand and brought it to him in10 to the ark. And having waited yet other seven days, he again 11 sent forth the dove out of the ark, and towards evening the

dove returned to him and it had an olive leaf, a dry leaf in its 12 bill. So Noe knew that the water was abated from the earth.

And having waited yet other seven days he again sent out the

dove, and it returned to him no more. 13 And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year of

Noe's life, in the first month and the first day of the month, the water was gone from the earth ; and Noe removed

the covering of the ark which he had made, and he saw 14 that the water was gone from the face of the earth. And 15 in the second month and twenty seventh day of the month,

when the ground was dry, the Lord God spoke to Noe saying, 16 “Go forth out of the ark, thou and thy wife and thy sons and

thy sons' wives with thee, and all the beasts which are with 17 thee, even all flesh both of fowls and cattle. Take out al

so with thee every moving reptile on the earth, and be ye 18 fruitful and multiplied on the earth.” So Noe and his wife 19 and his sons and his sons' wives with him went out. And all

the beasts and all the cattle and every fowl and every moving

reptile on the earth according to their kind, went forth out of 20 the ark. And Noe built an altar to the Lord, and took of all

the cattle which are clean and of all the fowls which are clean, 21 and offered them up upon the altar for a whole homage offering.

And the Lord God smelled a sweet savour, and the Lord God having come to a determination, said, “I will no more curse the ground on account of the works of men. Though the imagination of man is studiously bent upon evils from his

youth, I will not on that account again smite all living flesh, 22 as I have done. While the earth continueth, seed time and

harvest, cold and heat, summer and spring, with a succession

of day and night shall not cease.” IX. Then God blessed Noe and his sons and said to them,

“ Increase and multiply and replenish the earth and have do2 minion over it; and let the fear and the dread of you be upon

all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds of the air, and on all that move on the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea. To you I have subjected them and every reptile which hath 3 life. They shall be food for you. As the herb of grass I have 4 given you them all. But flesh with the blood of life you shall 5 not eat. For with regard to your blood of your lives, I will in

deed make inquisition for it at the hand of the beasts. At the

hand of a man's brother I will make inquisition for the life of 6 man. He who sheddeth man's blood shall for it have his own 7 blood poured out; for in an image of God I have made man. As

for you therefore be fruitful and multiply and replenish the

earth and have dominion over it.” 8 Moreover God spoke to Noe and to his sons with him, 9 saying, “Behold I renew my covenant with you and with your 10 seed after you, and with every living creature with you both

birds and cattle and with all the wild beasts of the earth which 11 are with you; even with all that went out of the ark. And this

covenant of mine I will lay before you. All flesh shall no more die by the water of a deluge; nor shall there any more be a

deluge of water to destroy the whole earth.” 12 Moreover the Lord God said to Noe, “ This is the sign of

the covenant which I make between me and you and every

living creature which is with you for perpetual generations. 13 This bow of mine I place in the clouds and it shall be for a 14 sign of the covenant between me and the earth, so that when 15 I cause clouds to gather upon the earth, the bow shall be seen

in the cloud; and I will remember this my covenant, which is

between me and you and every life living in all flesh, and the 16 water shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. When

this my bow shall be in the cloud, I will look that I may re

member the everlasting covenant between me and the earth 17 and life living in all flesh which is on the earth. Therefore

(said God to Noe) this is the sign of the covenant which I have

made between me and all flesh which is on the earth.” 18 Now these were the sons of Noe who went out of the ark, 19 Sem, Cham, and Japheth. And Cham was the father of Cha

naan. These three are the sons of Noe. From them men were

disseminated over the whole earth. 20 Now Noe being a husbandman, began and planted a vine. 21 yard, and he drank of the wine and was intoxicated and un22 covered in his house. And Cham, the father of Chanaan, saw

the nakedness of his father, and going out told his two brothers 23 without. Whereupon Sem and Japheth took the garment and

putiton both their shoulders, and went backwards and covered

the nakedness of their father; and their faces being turned 24 from him, they did not see the nakedness of their father. 25 And when Noe recovered from the wine and knew what his younger son had done to him, he said,

“Ah devoted Chanaan!

“To his brethren he will be a domestic servant. 26 Moreover he said,

“Blessed be the Lord God of Sem:
“And let Chanaan be his domestic servant.
“God make room for Japheth !
“ And let him dwell in the tents of Sem,

" And let Chanaan become his servant.” 28 And Noe lived after the flood three hundred and fifty 29 years. So all the days of Noe were nine hundred and fifty

years, and he died. X. Now these are the generations of the sons of Noe, Sem,

Cham, Japheth, to whom sons were born after the flood. 2 The sons of Japheth, Gamer, and Magog and Madoi and 3 Jovan and Elisa and Thobel and Mosoch and Theiras. And

the sons of Gamer, Aschanaz and Riphath and Thorgama. 4 And the children of Jovan, Elisa, and the Tharsians, Ketians, 5 Rhodians. By these the islands of the nations were set apart in

their land, each according to their language in their tribes and

in their nations. 6 And the sons of Cham ; Chous, and Mesrain, Phoud and 7 Chanaan. And the children of Chous; Saba and Evila and Sa. 8 batha and Regma and Sabathaka. And the sons of Regma; Sa9 ba and Dadan. And Chous begot Nebrod. He began to be a

giant on the earth. He was a giant hunter before the Lord

God. For this cause they say, “Like Nebrod the giant hunter 10 before the Lord.” And the beginning of his kingdom was

Babylon and Orech and Archad and Chalane in the land of 11 Senaar. From this land Assour went out and builded Ninive 12 and the city Rooboth and Chalach and Dase, between Ninive 13 and Chalach. This was the great city. And Mesrain begot the

Loudieims and the Nephthaleims, and the Enemetieims, and

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