New International Version
and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout 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.
Darby Bible Translation
Also of the fowl of the heavens by sevens, male and female; to keep seed alive on the face 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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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On Gen. vii. 6 Hippolytus, the Syrian expositor of the Targum, has said: We find in an ancient Hebrew copy that God commanded Noah to range the wild beasts in order in the lower floor or storey, and to separate the males from the females by putting wooden stakes between them. And thus, too, he did with all the cattle, and also with the birds in the middle storey. And God ordered the males thus to be separated from the females for the sake of decency and purity, lest they should perchance get intermingled …
Hippolytus—The Extant Works and Fragments of Hippolytus
Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive.
Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate,
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 creature I have made."
Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground,
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