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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 Catile, and of Beast, and of every creeping Thing that creepeth upon the Earth, and every Man.

22 All in whose Nostrils was the Breath of Life, of all that was in the dry Land, died.

23 And every living Substance was destroyed 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.

CH A P. VIII.

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1 The Waters affwage. 4 The Ark refleth 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 promiseth to curse the Earth na more.

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 afswaged. 2 The Fountains also 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 rested in the seventh Month, of the feventeenth Day of the Month, upon the Mountains of Ararat.

5 And the Waters decreased continually until the tenth Month: in the tenth Month, on the first Day of the Month were the Tops of the Mountains seen.

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 pass 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 second Month, on the seven and twentieth Day of the Month, was the Earth dried.

15 And God spake unto Noah, saying,

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

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 whatsoever 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 Beast, and of every clean Fowl, and offered burnt-offerings on the Altar.

21 And the LORD smelled a sweet favour; and the LORD said in his Heart, I will not again curse 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 re

Aits xiv. 17 He left not himself maineth, Seed-time and Har- without Witness, in that he did Good, vest, and Cold and Heat, and and gave us Rain from Heaven, and

fruitful Seasons, filling our Hearts Summer and Winter, and Day with Food and Gladness. and Night shall not cease.

CH A P. IX.

i God bleseth Noah. 4 Blood and Murder are forbidder.

8 God's Covenant, 13 signified by the Rainbow. 18 Noah replenißeth the IVorld, 20 planteth a Vineyard, 21 is drunken, and mocked of his Son, 25 curseth Canaan, 26 blesseth Shem, 27 prayeth fór Japheth, 29 and dieth.

Ver. 1

ND God blefled Noah and his Sons, and said un

to 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

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

3 Every moving Thing that liveth shall 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, shall you not eat.

5 And surely your Blood of your Lives will I require : at the Hand of every Beast 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.

62 Whoso sheddeth Man's 2 Exod. xx. 13 Thou shalt not kill. Blood, by Man shall his Blood bloody and deceitful Man.

Psal. v. 6 The LORD will abhor the be shed: for in the Image of Psal. lv. 23. Bloody and deceitful God made he Man.

Men shall not live out half their

Days. 7 And you,

ye fruitful,

Marth, xxvi. 52 Then said JESUS and multiply, bring forth a- unto him, Put up again thy Sword bundantly in the Earth, and into his Place: for all they that take

the Sword, shall perish with the Sword. multiply therein.

8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his Sons with him, saying,

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.

1 : And I will establish • Ifai. liv. 9 For this is as the Wamy Covenant with you, nei- ters of Noah unto me: for as I have

sworn that the Waters of Noah should ther shall all Flesh be cut off no more go over the Earth. any more by the Waters of a Flood ; neither shall there any more be a Flood to destroy the Earth.

12 And God said, 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 b I do set my Bow in b Psal. lxxxix. 37. As a faithful the Cloud, and it shall be for Witness in Heaven. a Token of a Covenant between me and the Earth.

14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a Cloud over the Earth, that the Bow shall be seen 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 shall no more become a Flood to destroy all Flesh. 2

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16 And the Bow shall 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 said unto Noah, This is the Token of the Covenant, which I have established between me and all Fleth 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 These are the three Sons of Noah : and of them was the whole Earth overspread.

20 And Noah began to be an Husbandman, 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 Nakedness 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 saw 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, Cursed be Canaan; a Servant of Servants shall he be unto his Brethren.

26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his Servant.

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

28 And Noah lived after the Flood three hundred and fifa

ty 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. 6 Nimrod the first Monarch. 21. The Sons of Shem.

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