Matthew 24:38
Good News Translation
In the days before the flood people ate and drank, men and women married, up to the very day Noah went into the boat;

Contemporary English Version
People were eating, drinking, and getting married right up to the day the flood came and Noah went into the big boat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For, as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, even till that day in which Noe entered into the ark:

New American Bible
In [those] days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day that Noah entered the ark.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For, as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, even till that day in which Noe entered into the ark:

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Genesis 6:2 The sons of God seeing the daughters of men, that they were fair, took to themselves wives of all which they chose.

1 Samuel 25:36-38 And Abigail came to Nabal: and behold he had a feast in his house, like the feast of a king: and Nabal's heart was merry, for he was very drunk: and she told him nothing less or more until morning. . . .

1 Samuel 30:16,17 And when he had brought him, behold they were lying spread abroad upon all the ground, eating and drinking, and as it were keeping a festival day, for all the prey and the spoils which they had taken out of the land of the Philistines, and out of the land of Juda. . . .

Isaiah 22:12-14 And the Lord, the God of hosts, in that day shall call to weeping, and to mourning, to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth: . . .

Ezekiel 16:49,50 Behold this was the iniquity of Sodom thy sister, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance, and the idleness of her, and of her daughters: and they did not put forth their hand to the needy, and the poor. . . .

Amos 6:3-6 You that are separated unto the evil day: and that approach to the throne of iniquity; . . .

Luke 12:19,45 And I will say to my soul: Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years. Take thy rest: eat, drink, make good cheer. . . .

Luke 14:18-20 And they began all at once to make excuse. The first said to him: I have bought a farm and I must needs go out and see it. I pray thee, hold me excused. . . .

Luke 17:26-28 And as it came to pass in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. . . .

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest perhaps your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and the cares of this life: and that day come upon you suddenly.

Romans 13:13,14 Let us walk honestly, as in the day: not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and impurities, not in contention and envy. . . .

1 Corinthians 7:29-31 This therefore I say, brethren: The time is short. It remaineth, that they also who have wives be as if they had none: . . .

Context
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37And as in the days of Noe, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38For, as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, even till that day in which Noe entered into the ark: 39And they knew not till the flood came and took them all away: so also shall the coming of the Son of man be.…
Cross References
Genesis 7:7
And Noe went in and his sons, his wife and the wives of his sons with him into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

Genesis 7:23
And he destroyed all the substance that was upon the earth, from man even to beast, and the creeping things and fowls of the air: and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noe only remained, and they that were with him in the ark.

Matthew 22:30
For in the resurrection they shall neither marry nor be married, but shall be as the angels of God in heaven.

Luke 17:27
They did eat and drink, they married wives and were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark and the flood came and destroyed them all.

Additional Translations
For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark.

For as in those days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until that day Noah entered into the ark,

For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,

For as they were in the days which were before the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day on which Noe entered into the ark,

For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,

For as in the days that were before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,

At that time, before the Deluge, men were busy eating and drinking, taking wives or giving them, up to the very day when Noah entered the Ark,

For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ship,

for as they were, in the days before the flood, eating, and drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, till the day Noah entered into the ark,
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