Eridu GenesisThe Sumerian Deluge
You here have sworn by the lifes breath of heaven, the lifes breath of earth that he verily is allied with you yourself; you there, An and Enlil, have sworn by the lifes breath of heaven, the lifes breath of earth, that he is allies with all of you. He will disembark the small animals that come up from the earth! Ziusudra, being king, stepped up before An and Enlil, kissing the ground, and An and Enlil after honoring him were granting life like a gods, were making lasting breath of life, like a gods, descend into him. That day they made Ziusudra, preserver, as king, of the small animals and the seed of mankind,
1 The Lord said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you and all your household, for I consider you godly among this generation. 2 You must take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, the male and its mate, two of every kind of unclean animal, the male and its mate, 3 and also seven pairs of every kind of bird in the sky, male and female, to preserve their offspring on the face of the entire earth. 4 For in seven days I will cause it to rain on the earth for 40 days and 40 nights, and I will wipe from the face of the ground every living thing that I have made.” 5 And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.
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