Genesis 6:18
New International Version
But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.

New Living Translation
But I will confirm my covenant with you. So enter the boat—you and your wife and your sons and their wives.

English Standard Version
But I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall come into the ark, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.

Berean Study Bible
But I will establish My covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.

King James Bible
But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

New King James Version
But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark—you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.

New American Standard Bible
But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark—you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.

NASB 1995
“But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark— you and your sons and your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.

NASB 1977
“But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.

Amplified Bible
But I will establish My covenant (solemn promise, formal agreement) with you; and you shall come into the ark—you and your [three] sons and your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.

Christian Standard Bible
But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark with your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I will establish My covenant with you, and you will enter the ark with your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives.

American Standard Version
But I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons wives with thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark, you and your sons, and your wife, and the wives of your sons with you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I will establish my covenant with thee, and thou shalt enter into the ark, and thy sons and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

Contemporary English Version
But I solemnly promise that you, your wife, your sons, and your daughters-in-law will be kept safe in the boat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will establish my covenant with thee, and thou shalt enter into the ark, thou and thy sons, and thy wife, and the wives of thy sons with thee.

English Revised Version
But I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

Good News Translation
but I will make a covenant with you. Go into the boat with your wife, your sons, and their wives.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But I will make my promise to you. You, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives will go into the ship.

International Standard Version
However, I will establish my own covenant with you, and you are to enter the ark—you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But I will establish My covenant with thee; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

Literal Standard Version
And I have established My covenant with you, and you have come into the Ark—you, and your sons, and your wife, and your son’s wives with you;

NET Bible
but I will confirm my covenant with you. You will enter the ark--you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you.

New Heart English Bible
But I will establish my covenant with you. You are to come into the vessel, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you.

World English Bible
But I will establish my covenant with you. You shall come into the ship, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you.

Young's Literal Translation
'And I have established My covenant with thee, and thou hast come in unto the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy son's wives with thee;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Noah Builds the Ark
17And behold, I will bring floodwaters upon the earth to destroy every creature under the heavens that has the breath of life. Everything on the earth will perish. 18But I will establish My covenant with you, and you will enter the ark— you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. 19And you are to bring two of every living creature into the ark—male and female—to keep them alive with you.…

Cross References
Genesis 7:7
And Noah and his wife, with his sons and their wives, entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood.

Genesis 7:13
On that very day Noah entered the ark, along with his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and his wife, and the three wives of his sons--

Genesis 9:9
"Behold, I now establish My covenant with you and your descendants after you,

Genesis 17:7
I will establish My covenant as an everlasting covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.


Treasury of Scripture

But with you will I establish my covenant; and you shall come into the ark, you, and your sons, and your wife, and your sons' wives with you.

establish.

Genesis 9:9,11
And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; …

Genesis 17:4,7,21
As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations…

come.

Genesis 7:1,7,13
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…

Isaiah 26:20
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

Hebrews 11:7
By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.









(18) My covenant.--There had been no covenant with Adam or with the Sethites, but in the higher state of things which began with Noah, man was to hold a more exactly defined relation to God; and though they had begun to attach the notion of Deity to the name Jehovah in the days of Enos (Genesis 4:26), yet it was not till the time of Moses that it became the distinct title of God in covenant with man. Of this relation a necessary result was revelation, as in no other way could there be a communication between the two contracting parties. Hence the Bible is called "The Old and New Covenant," or "The Old and New Testament," the Greek term being of wider meaning than either word with us, and signifying either an agreement between the living or the document by which a testator disposes of his property after his death (Hebrews 9:16-17). The title of covenant is more applicable to the Scriptures of the prior dispensation, which contain a series of such relations, all preparing for the last and best and most perfect, which was a Testament ratified in the blood of Christ.

Verse 18. - But with thee will I establish my covenant. בְּרית (διαθήκη, LXX.; foe-due, Vulgate; testamentum, N.T.), from בָּרַא, to cut or carve; hence a covenant, from the custom of passing between the divided pieces of the victims slain on the occasion of making such solemn compacts (cf. Genesis 15:9; Gesenius); from בָּרַה, to eat, hence an eating together, a banquet (cf. Genesis 31:54; Lee). On the Bible idea of covenant see Genesis 15:9. My covenant = the already well-known covenant which I have made with man. And thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy son's wives with thee. This was the substance of the covenant agreement so far as Noah was concerned. The next three verses describe the arrangements about the animals.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But I will establish
וַהֲקִמֹתִ֥י (wa·hă·qi·mō·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

My covenant
בְּרִיתִ֖י (bə·rî·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1285: A covenant

with you,
אִתָּ֑ךְ (’it·tāḵ)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

and you {will} enter
וּבָאתָ֙ (ū·ḇā·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

the ark—
הַתֵּבָ֔ה (hat·tê·ḇāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8392: A box, chest

you
אַתָּ֕ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

and your sons
וּבָנֶ֛יךָ (ū·ḇā·ne·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

and your wife
וְאִשְׁתְּךָ֥ (wə·’iš·tə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

and your sons’
בָנֶ֖יךָ (ḇā·ne·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

wives
וּנְשֵֽׁי־ (ū·nə·šê-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

with you.
אִתָּֽךְ׃ (’it·tāḵ)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among


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