The Jesse Tree ~ December 4: Noah

 

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Symbols: ark, rainbow

Gen. 6:5-8, 13-22; 7:17, 23, 24; 8:1, 6-22

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5 Yahweh saw that human wickedness was great on earth and that human hearts contrived nothing but wicked schemes all day long. 6 Yahweh regretted having made human beings on earth and was grieved at heart. 7 And Yahweh said, ‘I shall rid the surface of the earth of the human beings whom I created — human and animal, the creeping things and the birds of heaven — for I regret having made them.’ 8 But Noah won Yahweh’s favour..

13 God said to Noah, ‘I have decided that the end has come for all living things, for the earth is full of lawlessness because of human beings. So I am now about to destroy them and the earth.14 Make yourself an ark out of resinous wood. Make it of reeds and caulk it with pitch inside and out.15 This is how to make it: the length of the ark is to be three hundred cubits, its breadth fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.16 Make a roof to the ark, building it up to a cubit higher. Put the entrance in the side of the ark, which is to be made with lower, second and third decks.17 ‘For my part I am going to send the flood, the waters, on earth, to destroy all living things having the breath of life under heaven; everything on earth is to perish. 18But with you I shall establish my covenant and you will go aboard the ark, yourself, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives along with you.19 From all living creatures, from all living things, you must take two of each kind aboard the ark, to save their lives with yours; they must be a male and a female.20 Of every species of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that creeps along the ground, two must go with you so that their lives may be saved.21 For your part, provide yourself with eatables of all kinds, and lay in a store of them, to serve as food for yourself and them.’ 22 Noah did this; exactly as God commanded him, he did.

Screen shot 2015-11-23 at 2.57.58 PM17 The flood lasted forty days on earth. The waters swelled, lifting the ark until it floated off the ground.23 Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out, people, animals, creeping things and birds; they were wiped off the earth and only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.24 The waters maintained their level on earth for a hundred and fifty days.

 

1 ButScreen shot 2015-11-23 at 3.00.09 PM God had Noah in mind, and all the wild animals and all the cattle that were with him in the ark. God sent a wind across the earth and the waters began to subside.6 At the end of forty days Noah opened the window he had made in the ark7 and released a raven, which flew back and forth as it waited for the waters to dry up on earth. 8 He then released a dove, to see whether the waters were receding from the surface of the earth.9 But the dove, finding nowhere to perch, returned to him in the ark, for there was water over the whole surface of the earth; putting out his hand he took hold of it and brought it back into the ark with him.10 After waiting seven more days, he again released the dove from the ark. 11 In the evening, the dove came back to him and there in its beak was a freshly-picked olive leaf! So Noah realised that the waters were receding from the earth.12 After waiting seven more days, he released the dove, and now it returned to him no more. 13 It was in the six hundred and first year of Noah’s life, in the first month and on the first of the month, that the waters began drying out on earth. Noah lifted back the hatch of the ark and looked out. The surface of the ground was dry!

14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry. 15 Then God said to Noah,16 ‘Come out of the ark, you, your wife, your sons, and your sons’ wives with you.17 Bring out all the animals with you, all living things, the birds, the cattle and all the creeping things that creep along the ground, for them to swarm on earth, for them to breed and multiply on earth.’ 18 So Noah came out with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives.19 And all the wild animals, all the cattle, all the birds and all the creeping things that creep along the ground, came out of the ark, one species after another.20 Then Noah built an altar to Yahweh and, choosing from all the clean animals and all the clean birds he presented burnt offerings on the altar.21 Yahweh smelt the pleasing smell and said to himself, ‘Never again will I curse the earth because of human beings, because their heart contrives evil from their infancy. Never again will I strike down every living thing as I have done.22 As long as earth endures: seed-time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.’

 

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Scripture references found at www.catholicculture.org
Bible Translation: The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB)

 

 

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