it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took
them wives of all which they chose.
LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty
4There 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.
God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only
6And it repented the LORD
that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and
beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
8But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
9These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations,
and Noah walked with God.
10And Noah begat
three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon
13And God said unto Noah, The end
of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with
14Make thee an ark of gopher wood;
rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
15And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred
cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
16A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the
ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
17And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy
all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
18But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark,
thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
19And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep
them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every
sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for
22Thus did Noah; according to all that
God commanded him, so did he.