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Genesis 7:2

    Genesis 7:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Of every 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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Of every clean beast you shall take to you by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee seven and seven, the male and his female; and of the beasts that are not clean two, the male and his female:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Of every clean beast you will take seven males and seven females, and of the beasts which are not clean, two, the male and his female;

    Webster's Revision

    Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee seven and seven, the male and his female; and of the beasts that are not clean two, the male and his female:

    World English Bible

    You shall take seven pairs of every clean animal with you, the male and his female. Of the animals that are not clean, take two, the male and his female.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee seven and seven, the male and his female; and of the beasts that are not clean two, the male and his female;

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 7:2

    Of every clean beast - So we find the distinction between clean and unclean animals existed long before the Mosaic law. This distinction seems to have been originally designed to mark those animals which were proper for sacrifice and food, from those that were not. See Leviticus 11.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 7:2

    Of all clean cattle. - Here the distinction of clean and unclean animals meets us without any previous notice. How it became known to Noah we are not informed. From the former direction it appears that the animals were to enter by pairs. Now it is further arranged that there are to be seven pairs of the clean cattle and fowl, and only one pair of the unclean.
    Book: Genesis
    Topic: Noah