16 The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord shut him in.
16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in.
16 And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him. And the Lord shut him in.
16 male and female of every creature came just as God had commanded Noah. Then God shut the door behind him.
16 So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; and the Lord shut him in.
16 A male and female of each kind entered, just as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord closed the door behind them.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 7:16
Commentary on Genesis 7:13-16
(Read Genesis 7:13-16)
The ravenous creatures were made mild and manageable; yet, when this occasion was over, they were of the same kind as before; for the ark did not alter their natures. Hypocrites in the church, who outwardly conform to the laws of that ark, are yet unchanged; and it will appear, one time or other, what kind they are after. God continued his care of Noah. God shut the door, to secure him and keep him safe in the ark; also to keep all others for ever out. In what manner this was done, God has not been pleased to make known. There is much of our gospel duty and privilege to be seen in Noah's safety in the ark. The apostle makes it a type of christian baptism, Luke 13:25.