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This book is so called from its treating of thel, 18 And to rule the day and the night, and to GENERATION, that is, of the creation, and the divide the light and the darkness. And God saw beginning of the world. The Hebrews call it that it was good. BEBESTTH, from the word with which it begins. 19 And the evening and morning were the It astains not only the history of the creation fourth day. of the teorld, but also an account of its progress 20 God also said : Let the waters bring forth during the space of 2369 years, that is, until the the creeping creature having life, and the fowl death of Joseph.

that may fly over the earth under the firmament CHAP. I.

of heaven.

21 And God created the great whales, and every God createth heater and earth, and all things living and moving creature, which the waters therein, in six days.

brought forth, according to their kinds, and every In the beginning God created heaven and earthai hinged Fareloaccording to its kind. And God saw darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the 22 And he blessed them, saying: Increase and Spirit of God moved over the waters.

multiply, and fill the waters of the sea: and let the 3 And God said: Be light made. And light birds be multiplied upon the earth. was made.

23 And the evening and morning were the fifth 4 And God saw the light that it was good: and day. be divided the light from the darkness.

24 And God said: Let the earth bring forth the 5 And he called the light Day, and the darkness living creature in its kind, cattle, and creeping Night; and there was evening and morning one things, and beasts of the earth according to their day.

kinds. And it was so done. 6 And God said: Let there be a firmament* 25 And God made the beasts of the earth ac. made amidst the waters: and let it divide the cording to their kinds, and cattle, and every thing waters from the waters.

that creepeth on the earth after its kind. And 7 And God made a firmament, and divided the God saw that it was good. waters that were under the firmament, from 26 And he said: Let us make man to our image those that were above the firmament. And it and likeness: and let him have dominion over the was so

fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the 8 And God called the firmament, Heaven: and beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping the evening and morning were the second day. creature that moveth upon the earth.

9 God also said: Let the waters that are 27 And God created man to his own image: to under the heaven, be gathered together into the image of God he created him: male and feinale one place and let the dry land appear. And it he created them. was so done.

28 And God blessed them, saying: Increase and 10 And God called the dry land, Earth: and multiply,ş and fill the earth, and subdue it, and the gathering together of the waters he called Seas.rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the And God saw that it was good.

air, and all living creatures that move upon the 11 And he said: Let the earth bring forth the earth. green herb, and such as may seed, and the fruit 29 And God said: Behold I have given you tree yielding fruit after its kind, which may every herb bearing seed upon the earth, and all have seed in itself upon the earth. And it was so trees that have in themselves seed of their own done.

kind, to be your meat: 12 And the earth brought forth the green herb, 30' And to all beasts of the earth, and to every and such as yieldeth seed according to its kind, fowl of the air, and to all that move upon the and the tree that beareth fruit, having seed each earth, and wherein there is life, that they may one according to its kind. And God saw that it have to feed upon. And it was so done. was good

31 And God saw all the things that he had 13 And the evening and the morning were the made, and they were very good. And the eventhird day:

ing and morning were the sixth day. 14 And God said: Let there be lights made in

CHAP. II. the firmament of heaven, to divide the day and the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons God resteth on the seventh day and blesseth it. and for days and years:

The earthly paradise, in which God placeth 15 To shine in the firmament of heaven, and to

He commandeth him not to eat of the give light upon the earth. And it was so done.

tree of knowledge. And formeth a woman of 16 And God made two great lights:t a greater

his rib. bet to and the day, and a lesser light to rule the Southefaveinu rand the earth were finished, and

17 And he set them in the firmament of heaven, 2 And on the seventh day God ended his work to shine upon the earth.

which he had made: and he rested|l on the seventh

day from all his work which he had done. A firmament. By this name is here understood the whole space between the earth and the Let us make man to our image. This image highest stars. The lower part of which divideth of God in man, is not in the body, but in the soul; the waters that are upon the earth, from those that which is a spiritual substance, endued with unare above in the clouds.

derstanding and free-will. God speaketh here in + Treo great lights. God created on the first the plural number, to insinuate the plurality of day light, which being moved from east to west, persons in the Deity: by its rising and setting made morning and even- § Increase and multiply. This is not a precept, ing. But on the fourth day he ordered and distri- as some protestant controvertists would have it, buted this light, and made the sun, moon and stars.but a blessing, rendering them fruitful: for God had The moon, though much less than

the stars, is here said the same words to the fishes, and birds, (ver. called a great light, from its giving a far greater 22.) who were incapable of receiving a precept. light to the earth than any of them.

|| He rested, &c. That is, he ceased to make or

man.

3. And he blessed the seventh day and sanctified ther, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall it: because in it he had rested from all his work be two in one flesh. which God created and made.

25 And they were both naked; to wit, Adam 4 These are the generations of the heaven and his wife: and were not ashamed. and the earth, when they were created in the

CHAP. III. day that the Lord God made the heaven and the earth:

The serpent's craft. The fall of our first parents. 5 And every plant of the field before it sprung Their punishment. The promise of a redeemer. up in the earth, and every herb of the ground be- TOW the serpent was more subtle than any upon the earth; and there was not a man to till God had made. And he said to the woman: Why the earth.

hath God commanded you, that you should not 6 But a spring rose out of the earth, watering eat of every tree of paradise? all the surface of the earth.

2 And the woman answered him, saying: Of 7 And the Lord God formed man of the slime the fruit of the trees that are in paradise, we do of the earth: and breathed into his face the breatheat: of life, and man became a living soul.

3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the 8 And the Lord God had planted a paradise of midst of paradise, God hath commanded us that pleasure from the beginning: wherein he placed we should not eat: and that we should not touch man whom he had formed.

it, lest perhaps we die. 9 And the Lord God brought forth of the 4 And the serpent said to the woman: No, you ground all manner of trees, fair to behold, and shall not die the death. pleasant to eat of: the tree of life* also in the 5 For God doth know that in what day somidst of paradise: and the tree of knowledget of ever you shall eat thereof, your eyes shall be good and evil.

opened: and you shall be as gods, knowing good 10 And a river went out of the place of pleasure and evil. to water paradise, which from thence is divided 6 And the woman saw that the tree was good into four heads.

to eat, and fair to the eyes, and delightful to be11 The name of the one is Phison: that is it hold: and she took of the fruit thereof, and did which compasseth all the land of Hevilath, where eat, and gave to her husband, who did eat. gold groweth.

7 And the eyest of them both were opened: 12 And the gold of that land is very good: there and when they perceived themselves to be naked, is found bdellium, and the onyx stone.

they sowed together fig-leaves and made them13 And the name of the second river is Gehon: selves aprons. the same is it that compasseth all the land of Ethi- 8 And when they heard the voice of the Lord opia.

God walking in paradise at the afternoon air, 14 And the name of the third river is Tigris: Adam and his wife hid themselves from the face the same passeth along by the Assyrians. And of the Lord God, amidst the trees of paradise. the fourth river is Euphrates.

9 And the Lord God called Adam, and said to 15 And the Lord God took man, and put him him: Where art thou? into the paradise of pleasure, to dress it and to 10 And he said: I heard thy voice in paradise; keep it.

and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid 16 And he commanded him, saying: Of every myself. tree of paradise thou shalt eat:

11 And he said to him: And who hath told thee 17 But of the tree of knowledge of good and that thou wast naked, but that thou hast eaten of evil thou shalt not eat. For in what day soever the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou thou shalt eat of it, thou shalt die the death. shouldst not eat?

18 And the Lord God said: It is not good for 12 And Adam said: The woman, whom thou man to be alone: let us make him a help like unto gavest me to be my companion, gave me of the himself.

tree, and I did eat. 19 And the Lord God having formed out of the 13 And the Lord God said to the woman: Why. ground all the beasts of the earth, and all the fowls hast thou done this? And she answered: The serof the air, brought them to Adam to see what he pent deceived me, and I did eat. would call them: for whatsoever Adam called any 14 And the Lord God said to the serpent: Beliving creature, the same is its name.

cause thou hast done this thing, thou art cursed 20 And Adam called all the beasts by their among all cattle, and beasts of the earth: upon thy names, and all the fowls of the air, and all the cat- breast shalt thou go, and earth shalt thou eat all tle of the field: but for Adam there was not found the days of thy life. a helper like himself.

15 I will put enmities between thee and the wo 21 Then the Lord God cast a deep sleep upon inan, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush Adam: and when he was fast asleep, he took one thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel. of his ribs, and filled up flesh for it."

16 To the woman also he said: I will multiply 22 And the Lord God built the rib which he took from Adam into a woman: and brought her ing a superior kind of knowledge beyond that to Adam.

which God was pleased to give. 23 And Adam said: This now is bone of my # And the eyes, &c. Not that they were blind bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called before (for the woman saw that the tree was fair Woman, because she was taken out of man. to the eyes, ver. 6.) nor yet that their eyes were 24 Wherefore a man shall leave father and mo- opened to any more perfect knowledge of good;

but only to the unhappy experience of having create any new kinds of things. Though, as our lost the good of original grace and innocence, and Lord tells us, John v. 17. He still worketh, viz. incurred the dreadful evil of sin. From whence by conserving and governing all things, and cre- followed a shame of their being naked; which they ating souls.

minded not before; because being now stript of * The tree of life. So called, because it had original grace, they quickly began to be subject that quality, that by eating of the fruit of it, man to the shameful rebellions of the flesh. would

have been preserved in a constant state of $ She shall crush. Ipsa, the woman: so divers health, vigour, and strength, and would not have of the fathers read this place, conformably to the died at all.

Latin: others read it ipsum, viz. the seed. The The tree of knowledge. To which the deceit- sense is the same: for it is by her seed, Jesus ful serpent falsely attributed the power of impart-Christ, that the woman crushes the serpent's head.

over thee.

to

thy sorrows, and thy conceptions: in sorrow shalt the face of the earth: every one therefore that thou bring forth children, and thou shalt be under findeth me, shall kill me.I thy husband's power, and he shall have dominion 15 And the Lord said to him: No, it shall not

so be: but whosoever shall kill Cain, shall be 17 And 10 Adam he said: Because thou hast punished seven-fold. And the Lord set a markę hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten upon Cain, that whosoever found him should not of the tree, whereof I commanded thee, that thou kill him. shoulda not eat, cursed is the earth in thy work: 16 And Cain went out from the face of the with labour and toil shalt thou eat thereof all the Lord, and dwelt as a fugitive on the earth at the days of thy life.

east side of Eden. Is Thorns and thistles shall it bring for

And Cain knew his wife,ll and she conceir. thee; and thou shalt eat the herbs of the earth. ed, and brought forth Henoch: and he built a city,"

19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread and called the name thereof by the name of his till thou return to the earth, out of which thou son Henoch. vast taken: for dust thou art, and into dust thou 18 And Henoch begot Irad, and Irad begot shalt return.

Maviael, and Maviael begot Mathusael, and Ma2 And Adam called the name of his wifethusael begot Lamech. Exe: because she was the mother of all the 19 Who took two wives: the name of the one living

was Ada, and the name of the other Sella. 21 And the Lord God made for Adam and his 20 And Ada brought forth Jabel: who was wife garments of skins, and clothed them. the father of such as dwell in tents, and of

22 And he said: Behold, Adam* is become as herdsmen. one of us, knowing good and evil: now therefore 21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was lest perhaps he put forth his hand, and take also of the father of them that play upon the harp and the the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever. organs.

3 And the Lord God sent him out of the para- 22 Sella also brought forth Tubalcain, who was dise of pleasure, to till the earth from which he a hammerer and artificer in every work of was taken

brass and iron. And the sister of Tubalcain 24 And he cast out Adam: and placed before was Noema. the paradise of pleasure Cherubims, and a flaming 23 And Lamech sald to his wives Ada and sword, turning every way, to keep the way of the Sella: Hear my voice, ye wives of Lamech, tree of life.

hearken to my speech: for I have slain a man** CHAP. IV.

to the wounding of myself, and a stripling to my

own bruising The history of Cain and Abel.

24 Seven-fold_vengeance shall be taken for Apis dan bermewhe Foren bis wife who farefcain

: but for Lamech seventy times sevengotten a man through God.

25 Adam also knew his wife again: and she 2 And again she brought forth his brother Abel. brought forth a son, and called his name Seth, And Abel was a shepherd, and Cain a husband saying: God hath given me another seed for Abel

whom Cain slew. 3 And it came to pass after many days, that 26 But to Seth also was born a son, whom he Çain offered, of the fruits of the earth, gifts to the called Enos: this man began to call upont the Lord.

name of the Lord. 4 Abel also offered of the firstlings of his flock, and of their fat: and the Lord had respectt to ance of his sacrifice (as coming from a heart full Abel and to his offerings.

of devotion:) and that, as we may suppose, by 5 But to Cain and his offerings he had no some visible token, such as sending fire from hea. respects and Cain was exceeding angry, and ven upon his offerings. his countenance fell.

# Every one that findeth me shall kill me. His 6 And the Lord said to him: Why art thouguilty conscience made him fear his own brothers aspetti and why is thy countenance fallen? and nephews; of whom, by this time, there might

If tbou do well, shalt thou not receive? but be a good number upon the earth; which had now if ill, shall not sin forthwith be present at the endured near 130 years; as may be gathered from door! but the lust thereof shall be under thee, and Gen. v. 3. compared with Chap. iv. 25. though in thou shalt have dominion over it.

the compendious account given in the scripture 8 And Cain said to Abel his brother: Let us go only Cain and Abel are mentioned. forth abroad. And when they were in the field, $ Set a mark, &c. The more common opinion Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and slew of the interpreters of holy writ, supposes this mark

to have been a trembling of the body; or a horror 9 And the Lord said to Cain: Where is thy and consternation in his countenance. brother Abel? And he answered: I know not; His wife, . 86. She was a daughter of am I my brother's keeper?

Adam, and Cain's own sister; God dispensing 10 And he said to him: What hast thou done with such marriages in the beginning of the the voice of thy brother's blood crieth to me from world, as mankind could not otherwise be prothe earth

pagated. Il Now therefore cursed shalt thou be upon the He built a city, viz. In process of time, when earth, which hath opened her mouth and received his race was multiplied, so as to be numerous the blood of thy brother at thy hand.

enough to people it. For in the many hundred 12 When thou shalt till it, it shall not yield to years he lived, his race might be multiplied even thee its fruit: a fugitive and a vagabond shalt to millions. thou be upon the earth.

** I have slain a man, &c. It is the tradition of 13 And Cain said to the Lord: My iniquity is the Hebrews, that Lamech, in hunting, slew Cain, greater than that I may deserve pardon.

mistaking him for a wild beast: and that having 14 Behold thou dost cast me out this day from discovered what he had done, he beat so unmer

cifully the youth, by whom he was led into that Behold, Adam, &c. This was spoken by mistake, that he died of the blows. way of reproaching him with his pride, in al- tt Began to call upon, &c. Not that Adam and feciing a knowledge that might make him like to Seth had not called upon God, before the birth of

Enos; but that Enos used more solemnity in the Had respect, 8c. That is, showed his accept-Il worship and invocation of God.

an.

CHAP. V.

CHAP. VI. The genealogy, age and death of the Patri|Man's sin is the cause of the deluge. Noe is archs from Adam to Noe. The translation of

commanded to build the ark. Henoch. Tin this day buhat God heartecia man, he made them, THIS is the book of the generation of Adam. AND after that men began to be multiplied

upon the earth, and daughters were born to him to the likeness of God.

2 The sons of God* seeing the daughters of 2 He created them male and female; and bless-men, that they were fair, took to themselves ed them: and called their name Adam, in the day wives of all which they chose. when they were created.

3 And God said: My spirit shall not remain in 3 And Adam lived a hundred and thirty man for ever, because he is flesh, and his days years, and begot a son to his own image and like-shall bet a hundred and twenty years. ness, and called his name Seth.

4 Now giantst were upon the earth in those 4 And the days of Adam, after he begot Seth, days. For after the sons of God went into the were eight hundred years: and he begot sons and daughters of men, and they brought forth childaughters.

dren, these are the mighty men of old, men of 5 And all the time that Adam lived, came to renown. nine hundred and thirty years, and he died. 5 And God seeing that the wickedness of men

6 Seth also lived a hundred and five years and was great on the earth, and that all the thought of begot Enos.

their heart was bent upon evil at all times, 7 And Seth lived after he begot Enos, eight| 6 It repented him that he had made man on hundred and seven years, and begot sons and the earth. And being touched inwardly with sordaughters.

row of heart, 8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred 7 He said: I will destroy man, whom I have and twelve years, and he died.

created, from the face of the earth, from man even 9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begot to beasts, from the creeping thing even to the Cainan.

fowls of the air, for it repenteth me that I have 10 After whose birth he lived eight hundred made them. and fifteen years, and begot sons and daughters. 8 But Noe found grace before the Lord.

11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred 9 These are the generations of Noe: Noe was and five years, and he died.

a just and perfect man in his generations, he walk12 And Cainan lived seventy years, and begoted with God. Malaleel.

10 And he begot three sons, Sem, Cham, and 13 And Cainan lived after he begot Malaleel,||Japheth. eight hundred and forty years, and begot sons 11 And the earth was corrupted before God, and daughters.

and was filled with iniquity. 14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hun- 12 And when God had seen that the earth was dred and ten years, and he died.

corrupted (for all flesh had corrupted its way 15 And Malaleel lived sixty-five years, and upon the earth,). begot Jared.

13 He said to Noe: The end of all flesh is come 16 And Malaleel lived after he begot Jared, before me, the earth is filled with iniquity through eight hundred and thirty years, and begot sons them, and I will destroy them with the earth. and daughters.

14 Make thee an ark of timber planks: thou 17 And all the days of Malaleel were eight|shalt make little rooms in the ark, and thou shalt hundred and ninety-five years, and he died. pitch it within and without.

18 And Jared lived a hundred and sixty-two 15 And thus shalt thou make it. The length of years, and begot Henoch.

the ark shall be three hundred cubits:// the breadth 19 And Jared lived after he begot Henoch, of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. eight hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.

20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred * The sons of God. The descendants of Seth and sixty-two years, and he died.

and Enos are here called sons of God from their 21 And Henoch lived sixty-five years, and be- religion and piety: whereas the ungodly race of got Mathusala.

Cain, who by their carnal affections lay grovelling 22 And Henoch walked with God: and lived upon the earth, are called the children of men. after he begot Mathusala, three hundred years, The unhappy consequence of the former marrying and begot sons and daughters.

with the latter, ought to be a warning to Christians 23 And all the days of Henoch were three to be very circumspect in their marriages; and hundred and sixty-five years.

not to suffer themselves to be determined in choice 24 And he walked with God, and was seen no by their carnal passion, to the prejudice of virtue more: because God took him.

or religion. 25 And Mathusala lived a hundred and eighty. † His days shall be, &c. The meaning is, that seven years, and begot Lamech.

man's days, which before the flood were usually 26 And Mathusala lived after he begot Lamech, 900 years, should now be reduced to 120 years. seven hundred and eighty-two years, and begot Or rather, that God would allow men this term sons and daughters.

of 120 years, for their repentance and conversion, 27 And all the days of Mathusala were nine before he would send the deluge. hundred and sixty-nine years, and he died. * Giants. It is likely the generality of men be

28 And Lamech lived a hundred and eighty-fore the flood were of a gigantic stature in comtwo years, and begot a son.

parison with what men now are. But these here 29 And he called his name Noe, saying: This spoken of are called giants, as being not only tall same shall comfort us from the works and labours in stature, but violent and savage in their disposiof our hands on the earth, which the Lord hath tions, and mere monsters of cruelty and lust. cursed.

$ It repented him, &c. God, who is unchange30 And Lamech lived after he begot Noe, fivelable, is not capable of repentance, grief, or any hundred and ninety-five years, and begot sons other passion. But these expressions are used to and daughters.

declare the enormity of the sins of men, which 31 And all the days of Lamech came to seven was so provoking as to determine their Creator hundred and seventy-seven years, and he died. to destroy these his creatures, whom before he had And Noe, when he was five hundred years old, so much favoured. begot Sem, Cham, and Japheth.

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16 Thou shalt make a window in the ark, and 14 They and every beast according to its kind, na cubit shalt thou finish the top of it: and the and all the cattle in their kind, and every thing door of the ark thou shalt set in the side: with that moveth upon the earth according to its kind, lower, middle chambers, and third stories shalt and every fowl according to its kind, all birds, and thou make it

all that fly, 17 Behold I will bring the waters of a great 15 Went in to Noe into the ark, two and two flood upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein of all flesh, wherein was the breath of life. as the breath of life under heaven. All things 16 And they that went in, went in male and that are in the earth shall be consumed.

female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: 13 And I will establish my covenant with thee, and the Lord shut him in on the outside. and tou shalt enter into the ark, thou and thy 17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth: sans, and thy wife, and the wives of thy sons with and the waters increased, and liited up the ark on thee.

high from the earth. 19 And of every living creature of all flesh, 18 For they overflowed exceedingly: and filled thou shalt bring two of a sort into the ark, that all on the face of the earth: and the ark was carthey may live with thee: of the male sex, and the ried upon the waters. fernale.

19 And the waters prevailed beyond measure 20 of fowls according to their kind, and of upon the earth: and all the high mountains under beasts in their kind and of every thing that creep-the whole heaven were covered. eth on the earth according to its kind: two of 20 The water was fifteen cubits higher than the every sort shall go in with thee, that they may live. mountains which it covered.

21 Thou shalt take unto thee of all food that 21 And all flesh was destroyed that moved upon may be eaten, and thou shalt lay it up with thee: the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beasts, and it shall be food for thee and them

and of all creeping things that creep upon the earth: 2 And Noe did all things which God com- and all men. manded him.

22 And all things wherein there is the breath of CHAP. VII.

life on the earth, died.

23 And be destroyed all the substance that was Noe with his family go into the ark. The deluge upon the earth, from man even to beast, and the over fives the earth.

creeping things and fowls of the air: and they all thy house into the ark: for thee I have remained, and they that were with him in the ark. seen just before me in this generation.

24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth a 2 Of all clean* beasts take seven and seven, the hundred and fifty days. male and the fernale.

CHAP. VIII. 3 But of the beasts that are unclean two and two, the male and the female. Of the fowls also The deluge ceaseth. Noe goeth out of the ark, of the air seven and seven, the male and the fe- and offereth a sacrifice. God's covenant to him. male: that seed may be saved upon the face of ND God remembered Noe, and all the living the whole earth.

creatures, and all the cattle which were with 4 For yet a while, and after seven days, I will him in the ark, and brought a wind upon the earth, rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights: and the waters were abated. and I will destroy every substance that I have 2 The fountains also of the deep, and the flood made, from the face of the earth.

gates of heaven, were shut up, and the rain from 5 And Noe did all things which the Lord had heaven was restrained. commanded him.

3 And the waters returned from off the earth 6 And he was six hundred years old, when the going and coming: and they began to be abated waters of the flood overflowed the earth.

after a hundred and fifty days. 7 And Noe went in and his sons, his wife and 4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, the the wives of his sons with him into the ark, be- seven and twentieth day of the month, upon the cause of the waters of the flood.

inountains of Armenia. And of beasts clean and unclean, and of fowls, 5 And the waters were going and decreasing at of every thing that moveth upon the earth. until the tenth month: for in the tenth month, the

Two and two went in to Noe into the ark, first day of the month, the tops of the mountains male and female, as the Lord had commanded appeared. Noe.

*6 And after that forty days were passed, Noe *10 And after the seven days were passed, the opening the window of the ark, which he had waters of the flood overflowed the earth. made, sent forth a raven:

11 In the six hundredth year of the life of Noe, 7 Which went forth and did not return,t till the
in the second month, in the seventeenth day of waters were dried up upon the earth.
the month, all the fountains of the great deep were 8 He sent forth also a dove after him, to see if
broken up, and the flood gates of heaven were the waters had now ceased upon the face of the
opened:

earth.
12 And the rain fell upon the earth forty days 9 But she not finding where her foot might rest,
and forty nights.

returned to him into the ark: for the waters were 13 In the self-same day Noe, and Sem, and upon the whole earth: and he put forth his hand, Charz, and Japheth his sons: his wife, and the and caught her, and brought her into the ark. three wives of his sons with them, went into the 10 And having waited yet seven other days, he ark:

again sent forth the dove out of the ark.

11 And she came to him in the evening carrying ing to the dimensions here set down, contained a bough of an olive tree, with green leaves, in her four hundred and fifty thousand square cubits; mouth. Noe therefore understood that the waters which was more than enough to contain all the were ceased upon the earth. kinds of living creatures, with all necessary pro

12 And he staid yet other seven days: and he visions: even supposing the cubits here spoken of to have been only a foot and a half each, which + Did not return. The raven did not return was the least kind of cubits.

into the ark: but (as it may be gathered from the Of all clean, fc. The distinction of clean and Hebrew) went to and fro; sometimes going to unclean beasts appears to have been made before the mountains, where it found carcases to feed on; the law of Moses, which was not promulgated till and other times returning, to rest upon the top of the year of the world 2514.

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