Genesis 6:9
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New International Version
This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.

New Living Translation
This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless person living on earth at the time, and he walked in close fellowship with God.

English Standard Version
These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God.

New American Standard Bible
These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God.

King James Bible
These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These are the family records of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among his contemporaries; Noah walked with God.

International Standard Version
These are the family records of Noah: Noah was a righteous man. Blameless during his times, Noah communed with God.

NET Bible
This is the account of Noah. Noah was a godly man; he was blameless among his contemporaries. He walked with God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is the account of Noah and his descendants. Noah had God's approval and was a man of integrity among the people of his time. He walked with God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

King James 2000 Bible
These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

American King James Version
These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

American Standard Version
These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, and perfect in his generations: Noah walked with God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These are the generations of Noe: Noe was a just and perfect man in his generations, he walked with God.

Darby Bible Translation
This is the history of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect amongst his generations: Noah walked with God.

English Revised Version
These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, and perfect in his generations: Noah walked with God.

Webster's Bible Translation
These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man, and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

World English Bible
This is the history of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time. Noah walked with God.

Young's Literal Translation
These are births of Noah: Noah is a righteous man; perfect he hath been among his generations; with God hath Noah walked habitually.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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?

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - These are the generations of Noah. "Novi capitis initium = "haec est historia Noachi (Rosenmüller; cf. Genesis 5:1). Noah (vide Genesis 5:29) was a just man. צַדִּיק: not of spotless innocence (Knobel); but upright, honest, virtuous, pious (vir probus); from צָדַּק, to be straight, hence to be just; Piel to render just or righteous (Eccl. Lat., justificare), to declare any one just or innocent (Gesenius); better "justified" or declared righteous, being derived from the Piel form of the verb (Furst). "Evidently the righteousness here meant is that which represents him as justified in view of the judgment of the Flood, by reason of his faith, Hebrews 11:7" (Lange). "To be just is to be right in point of law, and thereby entitled to all the blessings of the acquitted and justified. When applied to the guilty this epithet implies pardon of sin among other benefits of grace" (Murphy). And perfect. תָּמִים: complete, whole (τέλειος, integer); i.e. perfect in the sense not of sinlessness, but of moral integrity (Gesenius, Calvin). It describes "completeness of parts rather than of degrees in the renewed character" (Bush). "The just is the right in law, the perfect is the tested in holiness" (Murphy). If, however, the term is equivalent to the τελείωσις of the Christian system (1 Corinthians 2:6; Hebrews 7:11), it denotes that complete readjustment of the being of a sinful man to the law of God, both legally and morally, which is effected by the whole work of Christ for man and in man; it is "the establishment of complete, unclouded, and enduring communion with God, and the full realization of a state of peace with him which, founded on a true and ever valid remission of sins, has for its consummation eternal glory" (Delitzsch on Hebrews 7:11). In his generations. בְּדְֹּרֹתַיו, from דּוּר, to go in a circle; hence a circuit of years; an age or generation (generatio, seeulum) of men. The clause marks not simply the sphere of Noah's virtue, among his contemporaries, or only the duration of his piety, throughout his lifetime, but likewise the constancy of his religion, which, when surrounded by the filth of iniquity on every side, contracted no contagion (Calvin). "It is probable, moreover, that he was of pure descent, and in that respect also distinguished from his contemporaries, who were the offspring of promiscuous marriages between the godly and the ungodly" (Murphy). And Noah walked with God. The special form in which his just and perfect character revealed itself amongst his sinful contemporaries. For the import of the phrase see on Genesis 5:22. Noah was also a preacher of righteousness (2 Peter 2:5), and probably announced to the wicked age in which -he lived the coming of the Flood (Hebrews 11:7).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

These are the generations of Noah,.... Or this is the account of his posterity, of the persons that were generated by him, that sprung from him, and peopled the earth after the flood, who are mentioned in the next verse, what follows being to be put in a parenthesis; as the genealogy of Adam is carried on from Adam to Noah, Genesis 5:1 so the old world ending at the flood, the genealogy of the new world begins with Noah: though Aben Ezra and Ben Gersome interpret the word "events", things which days bring forth, Proverbs 27:1 these are the events or the things which befell Noah, of which an account is given in this and some following chapters, whose character is next observed:

Noah was a just man; not only before men, but in the sight of God; and not by his own works of righteousness, for no man is just by them before God, but by the righteousness of the promised seed, the Messiah; for he "became heir of the righteousness which is by faith", Hebrews 11:7 the righteousness which was to be brought in by the Son of God, and which was revealed to him from faith to faith; and which by faith he received and lived upon, as every just man does, and believed in as his justifying righteousness before God; though he also lived a holy and righteous conversation before men, which may rather be intended in the next part of his character:

and perfect in his generations; not that he was perfectly holy, or free from sin, but was a partaker of the true grace of God; was sincere and upright in heart and life; lived an unblemished life and conversation, untainted with the gross corruptions of that age he lived in, which he escaped through the knowledge, grace, and fear of God; and therefore it is added, that he was holy, upright, and blameless "in his generations": among the men of the several generations he lived in, as in the generation before the flood, which was very corrupt indeed, and which corruption was the cause of that; and in the generation after the flood: or "in his ages" (w), in the several stages of his life, in youth and in old age; he was throughout the whole course of his life a holy good man.

And Noah walked with God: walked according to his will, in the ways of truth and righteousness; walked in a manner well pleasing to him, and enjoyed much communion with him, as Enoch had done before him, Genesis 5:22.

(w) "in aetatibus suis", Drusius, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9. Noah … just … and perfect—not absolutely; for since the fall of Adam no man has been free from sin except Jesus Christ. But as living by faith he was just (Ga 3:2; Heb 11:7) and perfect—that is, sincere in his desire to do God's will.

Genesis 6:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
Noah's Favor with God
8But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. 9These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God. 10Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.…
Cross References
Hebrews 11:7
By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.

2 Peter 2:5
if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others;

Genesis 5:22
After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters.

Genesis 5:24
Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.

Genesis 6:10
Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.

Genesis 7:1
The LORD then said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.

Genesis 17:1
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless.

Deuteronomy 18:13
You must be blameless before the LORD your God.

2 Samuel 22:24
I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin.

Job 1:1
In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.

Psalm 37:39
The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
Treasury of Scripture

These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

These.

Genesis 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they …

Genesis 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God …

Genesis 10:1 Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and …

just.

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

Job 12:4 I am as one mocked of his neighbor, who calls on God, and he answers …

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more …

Ecclesiastes 7:20 For there is not a just man on earth, that does good, and sins not.

Ezekiel 14:14,20 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should …

Habakkuk 2:4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the …

Luke 2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; …

Luke 23:50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counselor; and he was …

Acts 10:22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that …

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: …

Galatians 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is …

Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved …

2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a …

perfect. or, upright.

2 Chronicles 15:17 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless …

2 Chronicles 25:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not …

Job 1:1,8 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man …

Psalm 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

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

Philippians 3:9-15 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of …

and Noah. See on ch.

Genesis 5:22,24 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred …

Genesis 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to …

Genesis 48:15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham …

1 Kings 3:6 And Solomon said, You have showed to your servant David my father …

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

1 Peter 2:5 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy …

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