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הַיּוֹנָה וְלֹא־יָסְפָה שׁוּב אֵלֶיו עוד: 13 וַיְהִי בְּאַחַת וְשֵׁשׁ־ מֵאוֹת שָׁנָה בָּרִאשׁוֹן בְּאֶחָד לַחֹדֶשׁ חָרְבוּ הַמַּיִם מֵעַל

הָאָרֶץ וַיָּסַר כֹּחַ אֶת־מִכְסָה הַתֵּבָה וַיַּרְא וְהִנֵּה חָרְבוּ : פְּנֵי הָאֲדָמָה: 14 וּבַחֹדֶשׁ הַשְׁנִי בְּשִׁבְעָה וְעֶשְׂרִים יום רביעי לַחְדֶשׁ יָבְשָׁה הָאָרֶץ: ס 15 וַיְדַבֵּר אֱלֹהִים אֶל

נְחַ לֵאמֹר: 16 צֵא מִן־הַתֵּבָה אַתָּהוְאִשְׁתִּךְוּבָנֶיךָ וּנְשֵׁי

בָנֶיךְ אִתָּךְ: 17 כָּל־הַחַיָּה אֲשֶׁר־אִתְּךָ מִכָּל־בָּשָׂר בְּעָף הילאק'וּבַבְּהֵמָה וּבְכָל־הָרֶמֶשׂ מֶרְמֵשׂ עַל־הָאָרֶץ הַיֹּצֵא אִתָּךְ ה וְשָׁרְצוּ בָאָרֶץ וּפָרְוּ וְרָבוּ עַל־הָאָרֶץ: 18 וַיֵּצֵא נֹחַ וּבָנָיו

וְאִשְׁתּוֹ וּנְשֵׁי־בָנָיו אִתּוֹ: 19 כָּל־הַחַיָּה כָּל־הָרֶמֶשׂ וְכָל הָעוֹף כָּל רוֹמֵשׂ עַל־הָאָרֶץ לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתֵיהֶם יָצְאוּ מִן־ הַתֵּבָה: 20 וַיִּבֶן נָחַ מִזְבֵּחַ לַיהוָה וַיִּקַח מִכָּל הַבְּהֵמָה הַטְהֵרָה וּמִכֹּל הָטֵף הַטָהוֹר וַעַל עלֹת בַּמִּזְבֵּחַ: 21 וירח יְהוָה אֶת־רֵיחַ הַנִיחוֹחַ וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל־לִבּוֹ לֹא אֹסִף לְקַלֵּל עוֹד אֶת־הָאֲדָמָה בַּעֲבוּר הָאָדָם כִּי יֵצֶר לֵב הָאָדֶם רָע מִנָּערֵי וְלֹא־אֹסִף עוֹד לְהַכּוֹת אֶת־כָּל־חַי

כַּאֲשֶׁר עָשִׂיתִי: 2 עד כָּל־יְמֵי הָאָרֶץ זָרַע וְקָצִיר וְקר וָחם ט וְקָיִץ וָחֶרֶף וְיוֹם וָלַיְלָה לֹא יִשְׁכָּתוּ : וַיְבָרֶךְ אֱלֹהִים

אֶת־־נְחַ וְאֶת־־בָּנָיו וַיֹּאמֶר לָהֶם פְּרוּ וּרְבוּ וּמִלְאוּ אֶת־הָאָרֶץ : 2 וּמוֹרַאֲכֶם וְחִתְּכֶם יִהְיֶה עַל כָּל־חַית הָאָרֶץ וְעַל כָּל־עוֹף הַשָּׁמַיִם בְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר תִּרְמֶשׂ הָאֲדָמָה וּבְכָל־בְּנֵי הַיָּם בְּיֶדְכֶם נִתָּנוּ ; 3 כָּל־רֶמֶשׂ אֲשֶׁר הוּא־הָי לָכֶם יִהְיֶה לְאָכְלָה כִּירֶק עֵשֶׂב נָתַתִּי לָכֶם אֶת־כָּל : 4 אַךְ־בָּשָׂר בְּנַפְשְׁוֹ דָמִוֹ לֹא תאכְלוּ: 5 וְאַךְ אֶת־דִּמְכֶם לְנַפְשֹׁתֵיכֶם אֶדְרֹשׁ מִיַּד כָּל־חַיָּה אֶדְרְשֶׁבּוֹ וּמִיד הָאָדָם מִיַּד אִישׁ אָחִיו אֶדְרְשׁ אֶת־נֶפֶשׁ הָאָדָם : 6 שׁפַךְ דָּם הָאָדָם בָּאָרֶם דָּמוֹ יִשְׁפַךְ כִּי בְּצֶלֶם אֱלֹהִים עָשָׂה אֶת־

הָאָרֶם : 7 וְאַתֶּם פְּרוּ וּרְבוּ שָׁרְצוּ בָאָרֶץ וּרְבוּ־בָהּ : חמישי ס 8 וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים אֶל־נֹחַוְאֶל־בָּנָיו אִתּוֹלַאמְר:

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the earth: and the ark went upon stopped, and the rain from heaven the face of the waters.

was restrained. . . . 19 And the waters prevailed 3 And the waters returned from exceedingly upon the earth; and off the earth continually: and all the high hills, that were under after the end of the hundred and the whole heaven, were covered. fifty days & the waters were abated.

20 Fifteen cubits upward did 4 And the ark rested in the the waters prevail; and the mount- seventh month, on the seventeenth ains were covered.

day of the month, upon the 21 And all flesh died that moved mountains of Ararat. upon the earth, both of fowl, and 5 And the waters decreased of cattle, and of beast, and of continually until the tenth month: every creeping thing that creepeth in the tenth. month, on the first day upon the earth, and every man. of the month were the tops of the

22 All in whose nostrils was the mountains seen. breath of life, of all that was in .6 | And it came to pass at the the dry land, died. *

end of forty days, that Noah 23 And every living substance opened the window of the ark was destroyed which was upon the which he had made. .. face of the ground, both man, and 7 And he sent forth a raven, cattle, and the creeping things, which went forth to and fro, until and the fowl of the heaven; and the waters were dried up from off they were destroyed from the the earth. earth: and Noah only remained 8 Also he sent forth a dove from alive, and they that were with him him,to see if the waters were abated in the ark. . .

from off the face of the ground. 24 And the waters prevailed 9 But the dove found no rest upon the earth an hundred and for the sole of her foot, and she fifty days.

returned unto him into the ark: CHAP. VIII.

for the waters were on the face of 1 The waters assuage. 18 Noah the whole earth. Then he put

goeth forth of the ark. 20 Build- forth his hand, and took her, and eth an altar, and offereth sacrifice, pulled her in unto him into the ark. 21 God's promise to curse the 10 And he stayed yet other earth no more.

- seven days, and again he sent

forth the dove out of the ark. AND God remembered Noah, Jl And the dove came in to him and every living thing, and all the in the evening; and lo, in her cattle that was with him in the ark: 'mouth was an olive-leaf I pluckt and God made a wind to pass over off : so Noah knew that the waters the earth, and the waters assuaged. were abated from off the earth :

2 The fountains also of the deep, 12 And he stayed yet other seven and the windows of heaven were days, and sent forth the dove;

n to see he face pe fount; and

• Whether men or beasts, all that breathed the same air with man, all that lived in the same element; but not the fish. As it was not the intention of the Supreme Being that the world should return to chaos again; he had provided that there should be some of every specie preserved in the ark; and as it was not natural for the fish to live in the ark, being out of their element, it is said, « all that was in the dry land died."

The inspired Historian acquaints us that, after the hundred and Afty days, God remembered Noah and all that were with him in the ark, i, e, remembered his uprightness and piety; and therefore succoured him, and all that were with him, by preserving them in the ark, and afterwards appointing them to replenish the earth.

"I This shews that trees and vegetables were not destroyed by the deluge. · Perhaps the olive-leaf was preferred to any other, (it being the enıblem of peace,) to indicate to Noah that the Lord was

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,עַל־הָאָרֶץ וַתֵּלֶךְ הַתֵּבָה עַל־פְּנֵי הַמָּיִם: 19 וְהַמַּיִם עֶבְרָוּ

מְאֹד מְאד עַל־הָאָרֶץ וַיִכְסוּ כָּל־הֶהָרִים הַגְּבהִים אֲשֶׁר תַּחַת כָּל־הַשָּׁמָיִם: 20 חֲמֵשׁ עֶשְׂרֵה אַמָּה מִלְמַעְלָה גָּבְרוּ הַמָּיִם וַיִכְסוּהֶהָרִים: 21 וַיִּגְוָעכָּל־בָּשָׂר הָרֹמֵשׂ עַל־הָאָרֶץ בָּעֲוֹף וּבַבְּהֵמָה וּבַחַיָּה וּבְכָל־הַשֶׁרֶץ הַשׁרֶץ עַל־הָאָרֶץ וְכָל הָאָרֶם: 2 כֹּל אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁמַת־רוּחַ חַיִּים בְּאַפָּיו מִכָּל אֲשֶׁר בֶּחָרָבָה מֵתוּ: 23 וַיִּמַח אֶת־כָּל־הַיְקָוּם אֲשֶׁר עַל־, פְּנֵי הָאֲדָמָה מֵאָדָם עַד־־בְּהֵמָה עַד־רֶמֶשׂ וְעַד־עוֹף הַשָּׁמַיִם וַיִּמָּחוּ מִן־הָאָרֶץ וַיִּשֶׁאֶר אַךְ־נָחַ וַאֲשֶׁר אִתּוֹ

בַּתֵּבָה : 24 וַיִּגְבְּרוּ הַמַּיִם עַל־הָאָרֶץ חֲמִשִּׁים וּמְאַת ח יְוֹם: וַיִּזְכֹּר אֱלֹהִים אֶת־נֹחַ וְאֵת כָּל־הַחַיָּה וְאֶת־

כָּל־הַבְּהֵמָה אֲשֶׁר אִתּוֹ בַּתֵּבָה וַעֲבֵר אֱלֹהִים רוּם עַל־הָאָרֶץ וַיִּשְׁכּוּ הַמָּיִם: 2 וַיִּסְכְרוּ מַעְיְנֹת תְּהוֹם וַאֲרָבָּת הַשָּׁמָיִם וַוּכָּלֵא הַגְשֶׁם מִן־הַשָּׁמָיִם: 3 וַיָּשָׁבוּ הַמַּיִם מֵעַל הָאָרֶץ הָלִיךְ וָשׁוֹב וַיַּחְסְרְוּ הַמַּיִם מִקְצֵה חֲמִשִׁים וּמְאַת יְוֹם: 4 וַתָּנַח הַתֵּבָה בַּחֶדֶשׁ הַשְׁבִיעי בְּשִׁבְעָה עָשָׂר יוֹם לַחֹדֶשׁ עַל הָרֵי אֲרָרָט: 5 וְהַמַּיִם הָיוּ הָלְךְ וְחָשׂוֹר עַד הַחֹדֶשׁ הָעֲשִׂירִי בָּעַשִׂירִי בְּאֶחָד לַחֹדֶשׁ נִרְאוּ רָאשֵׁי הֶהָרִים: 6 וַיְהִי מִקֵּץ אַרְבָּעִים יוֹם וַיִּפְתַּח נֹחַ אֶת־חַלּוֹן הַתֵּבָה אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה: 7 וַיִּשְׁלַח אֶת־הָערֶב ויצא יָצוֹא וָשׁוֹב עַר־־יְרֹשֶׁת הַמַּיִם מֵעַל הָאָרֶץ : 8 וַיִּשְׁלַח אֶת־הַיּוֹנָה מֵאִתּוֹ לִרְאוֹת הֲקלוּ הַמַּיִם מֵעַל פְּנֵי הָאֲדָמָה : 9 וְלֹא־־מָצְאָה הַיּוֹנָה מָנוֹחַ לְכַף־רַגְלָהּ וַתָּשָׁב אֵלָיו אֶל־הַתֵּבָה כִּי מַיִם עַל־פְּנֵי כָל־־הָאָרֶץ וַיִּשְׁלַח יָדוֹ וַיִּקָּחֶהָ וַיָּבֵא אֹתָהּ אֵלָיו אֶל הַתֵּבָה:10 וַיָּחֶל עוֹד שִׁבְעַת יָמִים אֲחֵרִים וַיֹּסֶף שָׁלַח אֶת־ הַיּוֹנָה מִן־הַתֵּבָה: 11 וַתָּבֹא אֵלָיו הַיּוֹנָה לְעֵת עֶרֶב וְהִנֵּה עֲלֵה-זַיִת טָרֶף בְּפִיהָ וַיִּדַע נֹחַ כִּי־קְלוּ הַמַּיִם מֵעַל הָאָרֶץ: 12 וַיִיחֶל אֹד שִׁבְעַת יָמִים אֲחֵרִים וַיְשַׁלַּח אֶת־

22 Thus did Noah; according 9 There went in two and two to all that God commanded him, unto I Noah into the ark, the so did he.

- male and the female, as God had CHAP. VII.

commanded Noah. I Noah with his family entereth the 10 And it came to pass after

ark. 17 The beginning, increase, seven days, that the waters of the and continuance of the flood flood were upon the earth

ll | In the sixth hundredth AND the LORD said unto Noah, year of Noah's life, in the second Come thou, and all thy house, month, the seventeenth day of the into the ark : for thee have I seen month, the same day were all the righteous before me in this gene- fountains of the great deep broken ration.

up, and the windows of heaven 2 Of every clean beast thou shalt were opened. take to thee by * sevens, the male 12. And the rain was apon the and his female: And of beasts that earth forty days and forty nights. are not clean by two, the male - 13 In the self-same day entered and his female.

Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and 3 Of fowls also of the air by Japheth, the sons of Noah, and seven's, the male and the female; Noahis wife, and the three wives to keep seed alive upon the face of his sons with them, into the ark. of all the earth. ii

14 They and every beast after 4 For yet seven days, and I will his kind, and all the cattle after cause it to rain upon the earth their kind, and every creeping forty days and forty nights: and thing that creepeth upon the earth every living substance that I have after his kind, and every fewl made, $ will I destroy from off after his kind, every bird 1 of the face of the earth.

every sort. . 5 And Noah did according unto 15 And they went in unto Noah all that the LORD commanded him. into the ark, two and two of all

6 And Noah was six hundred flesh, wherein is the breath of life. years old when the flood of waters 16 And they that went in, went was upon the earth.

in male and female of all flesh, as 7 And Noah went in, and his God had commanded- him: and sons, and his wife, and his 'sons' the LORD shut him in. wives with him, into the ark, 17 And the flood was forty days because of the waters of the flood. upon the earth: and the waters

8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts increased and bare up the ark, that are not clean, and of fowls, and it was lift up above the earth. and of every thing that creepeth 18 And the waters prevailed upon the earth,

and were increased greatly upon

::;" Heb. Seven, seven.

Heb. I will blot,.' I This seamna contrasy tu bod's command in verse 7., « Of exery clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens " "I his Nachmanides explains on this wise: “Thast of eveny species of beast there came to Noah pairs of their own accord, as nientioned," there went unto Noah;” but that of the clean sprt, he was commanded, that besides the pairs which came of their own racord for the preservation of their specie, he should take as many more, till the whole amounted io saven; for which reason ja verse the second, it is said, “Thou shalt take to thee; but here it is said, “There went,”li, e, withoutụcompulsion.

I The generality of the men of generation observed, that if they were to have seen him go into the ark, they would have broke it, and have murdered bim : therefore Moses infartas us, that acpording to God's commandment, he went in at noon-tay; and they had no power to hurt him. Jardhi

וְהָיָה לְךָ יְלָהֶם לְאָכְלָה: 2 וַיַּעֲשׂוֹכֵחַ בֶּכל אֲשֶׁר צִיָּה אֹתָו ! שני אֱלֹהִים כֵּן עָשָׂה: וַיֹּאמֶר יְהיָה לְנֹחַ בָּא־אַתָּה וְכָל

בֵּיתְךָ אֶל־הַתֵּבָה כִּי־־אֹתְךָ רָאִיתִי צַדִיק לְפָנַי בַּדִּור הַזֶּה: 2 מִכָּל הַבְּהֵמָה הַטְהוֹרָה תּקַח־לְךָ שִׁבְעָה שָׁבְעָה אִישׁ וְאִשְׁתּוֹ וּמִן־הַבְּהֵמָה אֲשֶׁר לֹא טְהֵרָה הִוא שְׁנַיִם אִישׁ וְאִשְׁתּוֹ: 3 גַּם מֵעֲוֹף הַשָּׁמַיִם שִׁבְעָה שִׁבְעֶה זָכָר וּנְקֵבָה לְחַיּוֹת זֶרַע עַל־פְּנֵי כָל־הָאָרֶץ: 4 כִּי לְיָמִים עוד שִׁבְעָה אָנֹכִי מַמְטִיר עַל־הָאָרֶץ אַרְבָּעִים יוֹם וְאַרְבָּעִים לָיְלָה וּמָחִיתִי אֶת־כָּל־הַיְקוּם אֲשֶׁר עָשִׂיתִי מֵעַל פְּנֵי הָאֲדָמָה: 5 וַיַּעַשׂ נְחַ כְּכָל אֲשֶׁר־צִיָּהוּ יְהוָה : 6 וְנֹחַ בֶּן־שֵׁשׁ מֵאוֹת שָׁנָה וְהַמַּבּוּל הָיָה מַיִם עַל־הָאָרֶץ: 7 וַיָּבֹאנֹחַ וּבָנָיו וְאִשְׁתּוֹ וּנְשֵׁי־בָנָיו אִתּוֹ אֶל־הַתֵּבָה מִפְּנֵי מִי הַמַּבּוּל: 8 מִן־הַבְּהֵמָה הַטְהוֹרָה וּמִן־הַבְּהֵמָה אֲשֶׁר אֵינֶנָהטְרֶה וּמִן־הָעוֹף וְכָל אֲשֶׁר־רְמֵשׂ עַל־הָאֲדָמָה: 9 שְׁנַיִם שְׁנַיִם בָּאוּ אֶל־נָחַ אֶל־הַתֵּבָה זָכָר וּנְקֵבָה כַּאֲשֶׁר צְוָה אֱלֹהִים אֶת־נְחַ: 10 וַיְהִי לְשִׁבְעַת הַיָּמִיםוּמֵי הַמַּבּוּל הָיוּ עַל־הָאָרֶץ : ג בִּשְׁנַת שֵׁשׁ־מֵאוֹת שָׁנָה לְחַנֵי־נֹחַ בַּחֹדֶשׁ הַשֵּׁנִי בְּשִׁבְעָה עָשָׂר יוֹם לַחֹדֶשׁ בַּיּוֹם הַזֶּה נִבְקְער כָּל־מַעְיְנוֹת תְּהוֹם רַבָּה אַרְבָּת הַשָּׁמַיִם נִפְתָּחוּ : 12 וַיְהִי הַגִּשֶׁם עַל־הָאָרֶץ אַרְבָּעִים יוֹם וְאָרְבָּעִים לַיְלָה: 13 בְּעֶצֶם הַיּוֹםהַזֶּה בָּאנֹחַ וְשֵׁם־וְחָם וָיָפֶת בְּנֵי נָחַוְאֵשֶׁת נחַ וּשְׁלֹשֶׁת נְשֵׁי־בָנָיו אִתָּם אֶל־הַתֵּבָה; 14 הֵמָּה וְכָל־ הַחַיָּה לְמִינָהּ וְכָל־הַבְּהֵמָה לְמִינָהּ וְכָל־הָרֶמֶשׂ הָרֹמֵשׂ עַל־־הָאָרֶץ לְמִינֵהוּ וְכָל־־הָעוֹף לְמִינֵהוּ כּל צִפּוֹר כָּל כָּנָף: 15באוּ אֶל־נֹחַ אֶל-הַתֵּבָה שְׁנַיִם שְׁנַיִם מִכָּל־הַבָּשָׂר

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