Genesis 7:3
New International Version
and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.

New Living Translation
Also take seven pairs of every kind of bird. There must be a male and a female in each pair to ensure that all life will survive on the earth after the flood.

English Standard Version
and seven pairs of the birds of the heavens also, male and female, to keep their offspring alive on the face of all the earth.

Berean Study Bible
and seven pairs of every kind of bird of the air, male and female, to preserve their offspring on the face of all the earth.

King James Bible
Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

New King James Version
also seven each of birds of the air, male and female, to keep the species alive on the face of all the earth.

New American Standard Bible
also of the birds of the sky, seven pairs, male and female, to keep their offspring alive on the face of all the earth.

NASB 1995
also of the birds of the sky, by sevens, male and female, to keep offspring alive on the face of all the earth.

NASB 1977
also of the birds of the sky, by sevens, male and female, to keep offspring alive on the face of all the earth.

Amplified Bible
also of the birds of the air, seven pair, the male and the female, to keep the offspring alive on the surface of the earth.

Christian Standard Bible
and seven pairs, male and female, of the birds of the sky—in order to keep offspring alive throughout the earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and seven pairs, male and female, of the birds of the sky—in order to keep offspring alive on the face of the whole earth.

American Standard Version
of the birds also of the heavens, seven and seven, male and female, to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Also from a bird of Heaven, seven by seven, male and female, to save seed on the face of all the Earth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And of clean flying creatures of the sky sevens, male and female, and of all unclean flying creatures pairs, male and female, to maintain seed on all the earth.

Contemporary English Version
Also take seven pairs of every kind of bird with you. Do this so there will always be animals and birds on the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But of the beasts that are unclean two and two, the male and female. Of the fowls also of the air seven and seven,the male and the female: that seed may be saved upon the face of the whole earth.

English Revised Version
of the fowl also of the air, seven and seven, male and female: to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

Good News Translation
Take also seven pairs of each kind of bird. Do this so that every kind of animal and bird will be kept alive to reproduce again on the earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Also, take seven pairs of every kind of bird (a male and a female of each) to preserve animal life all over the earth after the flood.

International Standard Version
along with seven pairs of the flying birds, male and female, in order to keep their offspring alive on the surface of all the earth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
of the fowl also of the air, seven and seven, male and female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

Literal Standard Version
also, seven pairs from [each] bird of the heavens, a male and a female, to keep alive seed on the face of all the earth;

NET Bible
and also seven of every kind of bird in the sky, male and female, to preserve their offspring on the face of the earth.

New Heart English Bible
Also of the clean flying creatures of the sky, seven pairs, a male and a female, and of all the unclean flying creatures, one pair, a male and a female, to preserve their offspring on the surface of all the earth.

World English Bible
Also of the birds of the sky, seven and seven, male and female, to keep seed alive on the surface of all the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
also, of fowl of the heavens seven pairs, a male and a female, to keep alive seed on the face of all the earth;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Entering the Ark
2You are to take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate; a pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate; 3and seven pairs of every kind of bird of the air, male and female, to preserve their offspring on the face of all the earth. 4For seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living thing I have made.”…

Cross References
Genesis 6:20
Two of every kind of bird and animal and crawling creature will come to you to be kept alive.

Genesis 7:2
You are to take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate; a pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate;

Genesis 7:4
For seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living thing I have made."

Genesis 7:8
The clean and unclean animals, the birds, and everything that crawls along the ground


Treasury of Scripture

Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive on the face of all the earth.









Verse 3. - Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female. I.e. of clean fowls, "which he leaves to be understood out of the foregoing verse" (Peele). The Samaritan, Syriac, and LXX. (not so Vulgate, Onkelos, Arabic) insert the word "clean unnecessarily, and also add," καὶ ἀπὸ πάντων τῶν πετεινῶν τῶνν μὴ καθαρῶν δύο δύο ἄρσεν καὶ θῆλυ," manifestly to make the verse resemble the preceding. To keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and also
גַּ֣ם (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

seven
שִׁבְעָ֖ה (šiḇ·‘āh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

of [every kind of] bird
מֵע֧וֹף (mê·‘ō·wp̄)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5775: Flying creatures

of the air,
הַשָּׁמַ֛יִם (haš·šā·ma·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

male
זָכָ֣ר (zā·ḵār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2145: Remembered, a male

and female,
וּנְקֵבָ֑ה (ū·nə·qê·ḇāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5347: A female

in order to preserve
לְחַיּ֥וֹת (lə·ḥay·yō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 2421: To live, to revive

their offspring
זֶ֖רַע (ze·ra‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the face
פְּנֵ֥י (pə·nê)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

of all
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the earth.
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land


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