Genesis 6:12
New International Version
God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.

New Living Translation
God observed all this corruption in the world, for everyone on earth was corrupt.

English Standard Version
And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.

Berean Study Bible
And God looked upon the earth and saw that it was corrupt; for all living creatures on the earth had corrupted their ways.

New American Standard Bible
God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.

King James Bible
And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

Christian Standard Bible
God saw how corrupt the earth was, for every creature had corrupted its way on the earth.

Good News Translation
God looked at the world and saw that it was evil, for the people were all living evil lives.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God saw how corrupt the earth was, for every creature had corrupted its way on the earth.

International Standard Version
God looked at the earth, observing how corrupt its population had become, because the entire human race had corrupted itself.

NET Bible
God saw the earth, and indeed it was ruined, for all living creatures on the earth were sinful.

New Heart English Bible
God saw the earth, and saw that it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God saw the world and how corrupt it was because all people on earth lived evil lives.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And God saw the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.

New American Standard 1977
And God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.

American King James Version
And God looked on the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way on the earth.

American Standard Version
And God saw the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord God saw the earth, and it was corrupted; because all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when God had seen that the earth was corrupted (for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth,)

Darby Bible Translation
And God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted its way on the earth.

English Revised Version
And God saw the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt: for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

World English Bible
God saw the earth, and saw that it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
And God seeth the earth, and lo, it hath been corrupted, for all flesh hath corrupted its way on the earth.
Study Bible
Noah's Favor with God
11Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and full of violence. 12And God looked upon the earth and saw that it was corrupt; for all living creatures on the earth had corrupted their ways.
Cross References
Psalm 14:1
The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt; their acts are vile. There is no one who does good.

Genesis 6:13
Then God said to Noah, "The end of all living creatures has come before Me, because through them the earth is full of violence. Now behold, I will destroy both them and the earth.

Treasury of Scripture

And God looked on the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way on the earth.

God.

Genesis 6:8
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

Genesis 18:21
I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

Job 33:27
He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;

for all.

Genesis 6:4,5
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown…

Genesis 7:1,21
And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation…

Genesis 9:12,16,17
And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: …







Lexicon
And God
אֱלֹהִ֛ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

looked
וַיַּ֧רְא (way·yar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

upon the earth
הָאָ֖רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

and saw that
וְהִנֵּ֣ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

it was corrupt;
נִשְׁחָ֑תָה (niš·ḥā·ṯāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7843: Perhaps to go to ruin

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

living creatures
בָּשָׂ֛ר (bā·śār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the earth
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

had corrupted
הִשְׁחִ֧ית (hiš·ḥîṯ)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7843: Perhaps to go to ruin

their ways.
דַּרְכּ֖וֹ (dar·kōw)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action
(12) All flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.--These material things were incapable alike of moral good or evil, but man had made them the instruments of working his carnal will, and because of the associations connected with them they must be effaced, or rubbed out. (See Note on Genesis 6:7.)

Verse 12. - And God looked upon the earth. "God knows at all times what is doing in our world, but his looking upon the earth denotes a special observance of it, as though he had instituted an inquiry into its real condition" (Bush; cf. Psalm 14:2; Psalm 33:13, 14; Psalm 80:2, 3). And, behold, it was corrupt. "Everything stood in sharpest contradiction with that good state which God the Creator had established" (Delitzsch, quoted by Lange). The nature of this corruption is further indicated. For all flesh, i.e. the human race, who are so characterized here not so much for their frailty (Isaiah 40:5, 6) as for their moral and spiritual degeneracy (Genesis 6:3, q.v. ) - had corrupted - skachath (καταφθείρω, LXX. ); literally, had destroyed, wrecked, and ruined, wholly subverted and overthrown - his way - derech (from darach, to tread with the feet), a going; hence a journey, a way; e.g.

(1) of living or acting (Proverbs 12:15; 1 Samuel 18:44)';

(2) of worshipping God - ὀδὸς, Acts 19:9, 23 (Psalm 139:24; Amos 8:14). Here it signifies the entire plan and course of life in all its ethical and religious aspects as designed for man by God (cf. Psalm 119:9; and contrast "the way of Cain," Jude 1:11; "the way of Balaam," 2 Peter 2:15) - upon the earth. 6:12-21 God told Noah his purpose to destroy the wicked world by water. The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him, Ps 25:14. It is with all believers, enabling them to understand and apply the declarations and warnings of the written word. God chose to do it by a flood of waters, which should drown the world. As he chooses the rod with which he corrects his children, so he chooses the sword with which he cuts off his enemies. God established his covenant with Noah. This is the first place in the Bible where the word 'covenant' is found; it seems to mean, 1. The covenant of providence; that the course of nature shall be continued to the end of time. 2. The covenant of grace; that God would be a God to Noah, and that out of his seed God would take to himself a people. God directed Noah to make an ark. This ark was like the hulk of a ship, fitted to float upon the waters. It was very large, half the size of St. Paul's cathedral, and would hold more than eighteen of the largest ships now used. God could have secured Noah without putting him to any care, or pains, or trouble; but employed him in making that which was to be the means to preserve him, for the trial of his faith and obedience. Both the providence of God, and the grace of God, own and crown the obedient and diligent. God gave Noah particular orders how to make the ark, which could not therefore but be well fitted for the purpose. God promised Noah that he and his family should be kept alive in the ark. What we do in obedience to God, we and our families are likely to have the benefit of. The piety of parents gets their children good in this life, and furthers them in the way to eternal life, if they improve it.
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