Contemporary English Version
The Lord Will Send a Flood
1-2 More and more people were born, until finally they spread all over the earth. Some of their daughters were so beautiful that supernatural beings+ came down and married the ones they wanted. 3Then the Lord said, “I won't let my life-giving breath remain in anyone forever.+ No one will live for more than 120 years.”+
5 The Lord saw how bad the people on earth were and that everything they thought and planned was evil. 6He was sorry that he had made them, 7and he said, “I'm going to destroy every person on earth! I'll even wipe out animals, birds, and reptiles. I'm sorry I ever made them.”
11-12God knew that everyone was terribly cruel and violent. 13So he told Noah:
Cruelty and violence have spread everywhere. Now I'm going to destroy the whole earth and all its people. 14Get some good lumber and build a boat. Put rooms in it and cover it with tar inside and out. 15Make it 133 meters long, 22 meters wide, and 13 meters high. 16Build a roof+ on the boat and leave a space of about 44 centimeters between the roof and the sides.+ Make the boat three stories high and put a door on one side.
17I'm going to send a flood that will destroy everything that breathes! Nothing will be left alive. 18But I solemnly promise that you, your wife, your sons, and your daughters-in-law will be kept safe in the boat.+
19-20Take into the boat with you a male and a female of every kind of animal and bird, as well as a male and a female of every reptile. I don't want them to be destroyed. 21Store up enough food both for yourself and for them.
Contemporary English Version, Second Edition (CEV®)
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