Genesis 6

The Corruption of Mankind

1Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, 2that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were
Lit good
beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.
3Then the  Lord said, b  My Spirit shall not
Or rule in; some ancient versions read abide in
strive with man forever,
Or in his going astray he is flesh
e  because he also is flesh;
Or therefore
nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”
4The g  Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.

5Then the  Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that h  every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 i  The  Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was j  grieved
Lit to
in His heart.
7The  Lord said, l  I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the
Lit heavens
sky; for n  I am sorry that I have made them.”
8But o  Noah p  found favor in the eyes of the  Lord.

9These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a q  righteous man
Lit complete, perfect; or having integrity
s  blameless in his
Lit generations
time; Noah u  walked with God.
Lit begot
became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

11Now the earth was w  corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was x  filled with violence. 12God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for y  all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.

13Then God said to Noah z  The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth. 14Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; you shall make the ark with rooms, and shall
Or pitch
cover it inside and out with pitch.
15This is how you shall make it: the length of the ark three hundred
I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
cubits, its breadth fifty
I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
cubits, and its height thirty
I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
16You shall make a
Or roof
window for the ark, and finish it to a cubit from
Lit above
the top; and set the door of the ark in the side of it; you shall make it with lower, second, and third decks.
17Behold, ag  I, even I am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish. 18But I will establish ah  My covenant with you; and ai  you shall enter the arkyou and your sons and your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. 19 aj  And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. 20 ak  Of the birds after their kind, and of the animals after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive. 21As for you, take for yourself some of all al  food which is edible, and gather it to yourself; and it shall be for food for you and for them.” 22 am  Thus Noah did; according to all that God had commanded him, so he did.
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