Genesis 6:11
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New International Version
Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence.

New Living Translation
Now God saw that the earth had become corrupt and was filled with violence.

English Standard Version
Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with violence.

New American Standard Bible
Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence.

King James Bible
The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight, and the earth was filled with wickedness.

International Standard Version
By this time, the earth had become ruined in God's opinion and filled with violence.

NET Bible
The earth was ruined in the sight of God; the earth was filled with violence.

New Heart English Bible
The earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The world was corrupt in God's sight and full of violence.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

New American Standard 1977
Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The earth corrupted itself before God, and the earth filled itself with violence.

King James 2000 Bible
The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

American King James Version
The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

American Standard Version
And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the earth was corrupted before God, and was filled with iniquity.

Darby Bible Translation
And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was full of violence.

English Revised Version
And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

Webster's Bible Translation
The earth also was corrupt before God; and the earth was filled with violence.

World English Bible
The earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

Young's Literal Translation
And the earth is corrupt before God, and the earth is filled with violence.
Study Bible
Noah's Favor with God
10Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 11Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.…
Cross References
Genesis 6:10
Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Exodus 32:7
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, "Go down at once, for your people, whom you brought up from the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves.

Deuteronomy 31:29
"For I know that after my death you will act corruptly and turn from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days, for you will do that which is evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger with the work of your hands."

Judges 2:19
But it came about when the judge died, that they would turn back and act more corruptly than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them and bow down to them; they did not abandon their practices or their stubborn ways.

Ezekiel 8:17
He said to me, "Do you see this, son of man? Is it too light a thing for the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they have committed here, that they have filled the land with violence and provoked Me repeatedly? For behold, they are putting the twig to their nose.
Treasury of Scripture

The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

before.

Genesis 7:1 And the LORD said to Noah, Come you and all your house into the ark; …

Genesis 10:9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: why it is said, Even as Nimrod …

Genesis 13:13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

2 Chronicles 34:27 Because your heart was tender, and you did humble yourself before …

Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments …

Romans 2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers …

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them …

filled.

Psalm 11:5 The LORD tries the righteous: but the wicked and him that loves violence …

Psalm 55:9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence …

Psalm 140:11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt …

Isaiah 60:18 Violence shall no more be heard in your land, wasting nor destruction …

Jeremiah 6:7 As a fountain casts out her waters, so she casts out her wickedness: …

Ezekiel 8:17 Then he said to me, Have you seen this, O son of man?…

Ezekiel 28:16 By the multitude of your merchandise they have filled the middle …

Hosea 4:1,2 Hear the word of the LORD, you children of Israel: for the LORD has …

Habakkuk 1:2 O LORD, how long shall I cry, and you will not hear! even cry out …

Habakkuk 2:8,17 Because you have spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people …

(11) The earth.--This is the larger word, and it occurs no less than six times in these three verses, thus indicating a more widespread calamity than if admh only had been used, as in Genesis 6:7. But the earth that "was corrupt before God" was not the whole material globe, but that part which man, notably the gibborim of Genesis 6:4, had "filled with violence." Whithersoever man's violence had spread, there his home and all his works, his builded cities, his tilled land, his cattle and stores, must be entirely swept away. An absolutely new beginning was to be made by Noah, such as Adam had to undertake when he was expelled from Paradise. The reason of this necessity is next given.

Verse 11. - The earth -

(1) its inhabitants, as in ver. 11 (cf. Genesis 11:1) - mankind being denominated earth because wholly earthly (Chrysostom);

(2) the land, which had become defiled through their wickedness (vers. 12, 13; cf. Psalm 107:34) - also (literally, and the earth) was corrupt - in a moral sense, the causes and forms of which corruption have already been detailed in the preceding paragraph. The term is elsewhere applied to idolatry, or the sin of perverting and depraving the worship of God (Exodus 32:7; Deuteronomy 32:5; Judges 2:19; 2 Chronicles 27:2); but the special sins of the antediluvians were rather licentiousness and lawlessness - before God - i.e. openly, publicly, flagrantly, and presumptuously (cf. Genesis 10:9); noting the intensity of their wickedness, or intimating the fact that God had seen their corruption, and so commending the Divine long-suffering (Calvin), - and the earth was filled with violence. "The outward exhibition of inward carnality" (Murphy); "injurious and cruel dealing, the violating of duties towards men, 'rapines or robberies (Chaldee)'" (Ainsworth). Cf. Genesis 49:5; Joel 3:19; Obadiah 1:10. The earth also was corrupt before God,.... That is, the inhabitants of the earth were corrupt in their lives and conversations; they were corrupt both in principle and practice, and did abominable things; and those corruptions were, according to Jarchi, uncleanness and idolatry; they were corrupt in the worship of God, worshipping the creature more, or besides the Creator; and they were corrupt in their manners and behaviour to one another, being guilty of fornication and adultery, and other enormous crimes; of some against God, and of others against their neighbours; and these they committed openly and impudently, without any fear of God, or dread of his wrath and displeasure, and in contempt of him, his will and laws:

and the earth was filled with violence; with doing injury to the persons and properties of men; with oppression and cruelty, by tyrannical decrees and unrighteous judgments; or with rapines and robberies, as the Targums and Jarchi; and with rapes, as Aben Ezra adds: the account that Lucian (x) gives from tradition agrees with this; that the present race of men is not the first, they totally perished by a flood; and those men were very insolent and addicted to unjust actions; for they neither kept their oaths, nor were hospitable to strangers, nor gave ear to suppliants, for which reason they were destroyed.

(x) De Dea Syria. 11. the earth was filled with violence—In the absence of any well-regulated government it is easy to imagine what evils would arise. Men did what was right in their own eyes, and, having no fear of God, destruction and misery were in their ways.6:8-11 Noah did not find favour in the eyes of men; they hated and persecuted him, because both by his life and preaching he condemned the world: but he found grace in the eyes of the Lord, and this made him more truly honourable than the men of renown. Let this be our chief desire, let us labour that we may be accepted of him. When the rest of the world was wicked, Noah kept his integrity. God's good-will towards Noah produced this good work in him. He was a just man, that is, justified before God, by faith in the promised Seed. As such he was made holy, and had right principles; and was righteous in his conversation. He was not only honest, but devout; it was his constant care to do the will of God. God looks down upon those with an eye of favour, who sincerely look up to him with an eye of faith. It is easy to be religious when religion is in fashion; but it shows strong faith and resolution, to swim against the stream, and to appear for God when no one else appears for him; Noah did so. All kinds of sin were found among men. They corrupted God's worship. Sin fills the earth with violence, and this fully justified God's resolution to destroy the world. The contagion spread. When wickedness is become general, ruin is not far off; while there is a remnant of praying people in a nation, to empty the measure as it fills, judgments may be long kept off; but when all hands are at work to pull down the fences, by sin, and none stand in the gap to make up the breach, what can be expected but a flood of wrath?
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