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17 And the Flood was forty Days upon the Earth and the waters increased, and bear up the Ark, and it was lift up above the Earth.

18 And the Waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the Earth: and the Ark went upon the Face of the Waters.

19 And the Waters prevailed exceedingly upon the Earth; and all the high Hills that were under the whole Heaven, were covered.

20 Fifteen Cubits upward did the Waters prevail; and the Mountains were covered.

21 And all Flesh died that moved upon the Earth, both of Fowl, and of Cattle, and of Beaft, and of every creeping Thing that creepeth upon the Earth, and every Man.

22 All in whofe Noftrils was the Breath of Life, of all that was in the dry Land, died.

23 And every living Subftance was deftroyed 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 remained alive, and they that were with him in the Ark.

24 And the Waters prevailed upon the Earth an hundred and fifty Days.

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The Second Period:

From the Flood to the Calling of Abram, contain→ ing about the Space of 427 Years.

CHAP. VIII.

The Waters afwage. 4 The Ark refteth on Ararat. 7 The Raven, and the Dove. 15 Noah, being commanded, goeth forth of the Ark: 20 He buildeth an Altar, and offereth Sacrifice, 21 which GOD accepteth, and promifeth to curfe the Earth no more.

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ND GOD remembred Noah, and every living Thing, and all the Cattle, that was with him in the Ark: And God made a Wind to pass over the Earth, and the Waters affwaged.

2 The Fountains alfo of the Deep, and the Windows of Heaven were stopped, and the Rain from Heaven was reftrained.

3 And the Waters returned from off the Earth continually and after the End of the hundred and fifty Days the Waters were abated.

4 And the Ark refted in the feventh Month, on the feventeenth Day of the Month, upon the Mountains of A

rarat.

5 And the Waters decreafed continually until the tenth Month in the tenth Month, on the first Day of the Month were the Tops of the Mountains feen.

6 And it came to pass at the End of forty Days, that Noah opened the Window of the Ark which he had made.

13 And it came to pafs in the fix hundredth and first year, in the first Month, the first Day of the Month, the Waters were dried up from off the Earth: And Noah removed the Covering of the Ark, and looked, and behold, the Face of the Ground was dry.

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14 And in the fecond Month, on the feven and twentieth Day of the Month, was the Earth dried.

15 And GoD fpake unto Noah, faying,

16 Go forth of the Ark, thou, and thy Wife, and thy Sons, and thy Sons Wives with thee.

17 Bring forth with thee every living Thing that is with thee, of all Flesh, both of Fowl, and of Cattle, and of every creeping Thing that creepeth upon the Earth; that they may breed abundantly in the Earth, and be fruitful, and multiply, upon the Earth.

18 And Noah went forth, and his Sons, and his Wife, and his Sons Wives with him:

19 Every Beast, every creeping Thing, and every Fowl, and whatfoever creepeth upon the Earth, after their Kinds, went forth out of the Ark.

20 And Noah builed an Altar unto the LORD, and took of every clean Beaft, and of every clean Fowl, and offered burnt-offerings on the Altar.

21 And the LORD fmelled a fweet favour; and the LORD faid in his Heart, I will not again curfe the Ground any more for Man's Sake; for the Imagination of Man's Heart is Evil from his Youth neither will I again fmite any more every Thing living, as I have done.

22 y While the Earth remaineth, Seed-time and Harveft, and Cold and Heat, and Summer and Winter, and Day and Night fhall not cease.

CHAP.

IX.

1 GOD bleffeth Noah. 4 Blood and Murder are forbidden. 8 GOD's Covenant, 13 fignified by the Rainbow. 18 Noah replenisheth the World, 20 planteth a Vineyard, 21 is drunken, and mocked of his Son, 25 curfeth Canaan, 26 blefseth Shem, 27 prayeth for Japheth, 29 and dieth.

Ver. 1

Y Als xiv. 17 He left not himself without Witness, in that he did Good, and gave us Rain from Heaven, and fruitful Seasons, filling our Hearts with Food and Gladnefs.

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ND GOD bleffed Noah and his Sons, and faid unto them, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish

the Earth.

2 And the Fear of you, and the Dread of you, shall be upon every Beast of the Earth, and upon every Fowl of the

Air, upon all that moveth upon the Earth, and upon all the Fishes of the Sea; into your Hand are they delivered.

3 Every moving Thing that liveth fhall be Meat for you; even as the green Herb have I given you all Things:

4 But Flesh with the Life thereof, which is the Blood thereof, fhall you not eat.

5 And furely your Blood of your Lives will I require : at the Hand of every Beaft will I require it; and at the Hand of Man, at the Hand of every Man's Brother will I require the Life of Man.

6 z Whofo fheddeth Man's Blood, by Man fhall his Blood be shed for in the Image of GOD made he Man.

z Exod. xx. 13 Thou shalt not kill. Pfal. v. 6 The LORD will abhor the

bloody and deceitful Man.

Pfal. Iv. 23. Bloody and deceitful Men fhall not live out half their Days.

7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply, bring forth abundantly in the Earth, and multiply therein.

8 And GOD fpake unto Noah, and to his Sons with him, faying,

9 And I, behold I establish my Covenant with you, and with your Seed after you;

10 And with every living Creature that is with you, of the Fowl, of the Cattle, and of every Beast of the Earth with you, from all that go out of the Ark, to every Beast of the Earth.

11 And I will establish my Covenant with you, neither fhall all Flesh be cut off any more by the Waters of a Flood

the Earth.

Matth. xxvi. 52 Then faid JESUS unto him, Put up again thy Sword into his Place: for all they that take the Sword, fhall perish with the Sword.

Ifai. liv. 9 For this is as the Wa

ters of Noah unto me: for as I have

fworn that the Waters of Noah should

no more go over the Earth.

neither fhall there any more be a Flood to destroy

12 And GOD faid, This is the Token of the Covenant which I make between me and you, and every living Creature that is with you, for perpetual Generations:

13 bI do fet my Bow in Pfal. lxxxix. 37 As a faithful the Cloud, and it fhall be for Witness in Heaven. a Token of a Covenant between me and the Earth.

14 And it shall come to pafs, when I bring a Cloud over the Earth, that the Bow fhall be feen in the Cloud:

15 And I will remember my Covenant, which is between me and you, and every living Creature of all Flesh; and the Waters fhall no more become a Flood to deftroy all Flesh. 16 And

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16 And the Bow fhall be in the Cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting Covenant between GOD and every living Creature of all Flesh that is upon the Earth.

17 And GOD faid unto Noah, This is the Token of the Covenant, which I have established between me and all Flesh that is upon the Earth.

18 And the Sons of Noah that went forth of the Ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth and Ham is the Father of Canaan.

19 Thefe are the three Sons of Noah: and of them was the whole Earth overspread.

20 And Noah began to be an Hufbandman, and he planted a Vineyard.

21 And he drank of the Wine, and was drunken, and he was uncovered within his Tent.

22 And Ham the Father of Canaan faw the Nakednefs of his Father, and told his two Brethren without.

23 And Shem and Japheth took a Garment, and laid it upon both their Shoulders, and went backward, and covered the Nakedness of their Father; and their Faces were backward, and they faw not their Father's Nakedness.

24 And Noah awoke from his Wine, and knew what his younger Son had done unto him.

25 And he said, Curfed be Canaan; a Servant of Servants fhall he be unto his Brethren.

26 And he faid, Bleffed be the LORD GOD of Shem; and Canaan fhall be his Servant.

27 GOD fhall enlarge Japheth, and he fhall dwell in the Tents of Shem; and Canaan fhall be his Servant.

28 And Noah lived after the Flood three hundred and fifty Years.

29 And all the Days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty Years and he died.

CHAP.

X.

1 The Generations of Noah. 2 The Sons of Japheth. 6 The Sons of Ham. 8 Nimrod the firft Monarch. 21. The Sons of Shem.

CHAP.

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