You are to bring two of every living thing into the ark so they may remain alive with you. They are to be male and female. From birds according to their species, from domestic animals according to their species, and from everything that crawls on the ground according to their species two of everything will come to you so they may remain alive.
Then the LORD told Noah, "Come you and all your household into the ark, because I've seen that you alone are righteous in this generation. You are to take with you seven pairs of every clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of the unclean animals, a male and its mate; along with seven pairs of the flying birds, male and female, in order to keep their offspring alive on the surface of all the earth. read more.
Seven days from now I'll send rain on the earth for 40 days and 40 nights, and I'll destroy every living creature that I've made." Noah did everything that the LORD commanded. Noah was 600 years old when water began to flood the earth. Noah, his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives entered the ark with him before the flood waters arrived. From both clean and unclean animals, from birds, and from everything that crawls on the ground, two by two, male and female, they entered the ark to join Noah, just as God had commanded. Seven days later, the flooding started. On the seventeenth day of the second month, when Noah was 600 years old, all the springs of the great deep burst open, the floodgates of the heavens were opened, and it rained throughout the earth for 40 days and 40 nights. On that very day, Noah entered the ark with his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, Noah's wife, his sons' three wives with them, along with every species of wild animal, livestock, crawling creature, bird, and every creature that has wings. Two of each living creature entered the ark with Noah. The males and females of each living creature entered the ark, just as God had commanded. Then the LORD sealed them inside.