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Genesis 7:1

    Genesis 7:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the LORD said to Noah, Come you and all your house into the ark; for you have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jehovah said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the Lord said to Noah, Take all your family and go into the ark, for you only in this generation have I seen to be upright.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jehovah said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh said to Noah, "Come with all of your household into the ship, for I have seen your righteousness before me in this generation.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

    Definitions for Genesis 7:1

    Ark - Box; chest.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 7:1

    Thee have I seen righteous - See the note on Genesis 6:8

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 7:1

    - The Ark Was Entered

    2. טהור ṭâhôr "clean, fit for food or sacrifice."

    4. יקוּם yeqûm "standing thing; what grows up, whether animal or plant." Compare קמה qāmâh "stalk, or standing corn."

    Genesis 7:1-4

    Here is found the command to enter the ark. The general direction in the preceding chapter was given many years ago, before the ark was commenced. Now, when it is completed, a more specific command is issued. "For thee have I seen righteous before me." Noah has accepted the mercy of God, is therefore set right in point of law, and walks aright in point of practice. The Lord recognizes this indication of an adopted and renewed son. "In this age" he and his were the solitary family so characterized.

    Wesley's Notes on Genesis 7:1

    7:1 Here is a gracious invitation of Noah and his family into a place of safety, now the flood of waters was coming. For thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation - Those are righteous indeed that are righteous before God; that have not only the form of godliness by which they appear righteous before men, who may easily be imposed upon; but the power of it, by which they approve themselves to God, who searcheth the heart.