Genesis 6
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1When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them,1Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them,
2the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.2that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.
3Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years."3Then the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years."
4The Nephilim were on the earth in those days--and also afterward--when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.4The 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.
5The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.5Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.6The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
7So the LORD said, "I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created--and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground--for I regret that I have made them."7The LORD said, "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 sky; for I am sorry that I have made them."
8But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.8But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
9This 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.9These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God.
10Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.10Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence.11Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.12God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.
13So God said to Noah, "I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.13Then God said to Noah, "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.
14So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.14"Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; you shall make the ark with rooms, and shall cover it inside and out with pitch.
15This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high.15"This is how you shall make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits, its breadth fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.
16Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit high all around. Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks.16"You shall make a window for the ark, and finish it to a cubit from the top; and set the door of the ark in the side of it; you shall make it with lower, second, and third decks.
17I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish.17"Behold, 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 my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark--you and your sons and your wife and your sons' wives with you.18"But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark-- you and your sons and your wife, and your sons' wives with you.
19You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you.19"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.
20Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive.20"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.
21You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them."21"As for you, take for yourself some of all food which is edible, and gather it to yourself; and it shall be for food for you and for them."
22Noah did everything just as God commanded him.22Thus Noah did; according to all that God had commanded him, so he did.
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