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== '''Righteous Noah''' ==
[[File:Noah releases the Dove (full) - St. Mark's Venice (12th-13th c.).jpg|right|thumb|300px|Noah releases the Dove (''Byzantine mosaic in the Basilica Church of San Marco, Venice, 12th-13th c.)'']] == ''Genesis'' 5:28-9:17 '' ==
'''5''' When Lamech had lived a hundred and eighty-two years, he became the father of a son, and called his name Noah, saying, "Out of the ground which the LORD has cursed this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the toil of our hands," Lamech lived after the birth of Noah five hundred and ninety-five years, and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy-seven years; and he died.
'''9''' And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and bird of the air, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea; into your hand shall they be delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; and as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. For your lifeblood I will surely require a reckoning; of every beast I will require it and of man; of every man's brother I will require the life of man. Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for God made man in his own image. And you, be fruitful and multiply, bring forth abundantly on the earth and multiply in it."
Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, "Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destory the earth." And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will look upon it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth." God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth."
 
''Exerpt from: The New Oxford Annotated Bible with The [[Apocrypha]]; Revised Standard Version
1977 Oxford University Press''
== The Life of Noah and His Children After the Flood. ==
The Reading is from Matthew 24:36-51; 25:1-46; 26:1-2
The Lord said to his disciples, "Of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. ''As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they did not know until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of man.'' Then two men will be in the field; one is taken and one is left. Two of them will be grinding at the mill; one is taken and one is left. Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the householder had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
 
== External Link ==
* [[Justin Martyr]]. ''[http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/anf01.viii.iv.cxxxviii.html Chapter CXXXVIII.—Noah is a figure of Christ, who has regenerated us by water, and faith, and wood: (i.e., the Cross.)]'' In: Justin Martyr: Dialogue with Trypho.
* [http://www.comeandseeicons.com/n/inp119.htm Icon of Righteous Forefather Noah]
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