7:1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen a righteous before me in this generation.
(a) In respect to the rest of the world, and
because he had a desire to serve God and live uprightly.
7:2 Of every b
clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of
beasts that [are] not clean by two, the male and his female.
(b) Which might be offered in sacrifice, of which
six were for breeding and the seventh for sacrifice.
There c went in two and two unto Noah
into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
(c) God compelled them to present themselves to
Noah, as they did before to Adam, when he gave them names, (Genesis
7:11 In the six hundredth year
of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the
same day were all the e fountains of the
great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
(e) Both the waters in the earth overflowed and
also the clouds poured down.
And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two f
of all flesh, wherein [is] the breath of life.
(f) Every living thing that God would have be
preserved on earth, came into the ark to Noah.
7:16 And they that went in, went in male and female
of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD g
shut him in.
(g) So that God's secret power defended him
against the rage of the mighty waters.
And every living substance was destroyed h
which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping
things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and
Noah only i remained [alive], and they
that [were] with him in the ark.
(h) That is, by God.
(i) Learn what it is to obey God only, and to
forsake the multitude, (1 Peter