Genesis 6
New Heart English Bible
1And it happened, when humankind began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, 2that God's sons saw that the daughters of humankind were beautiful, and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. 3And the LORD said, "My Spirit will not remain in humankind forever, since he is indeed flesh; yet his days will be one hundred twenty years." 4The Nephilim were on the earth in those days (and also after that), when the sons of God had sexual relations with the daughters of humankind and had children by them. They were the mighty men who were from ancient times, famous men.

5And the LORD saw that the wickedness of humankind was great on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6And God was sorry that he had made humankind on the earth, and he was grieved in his heart. 7God said, "I will destroy humankind whom I have created from the face of the earth; humankind, along with animals, crawling creatures, and flying creatures of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them." 8But Noah found favor in the sight of God.

9These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time. Noah walked with God. 10Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

11The earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12God saw the earth, and look, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.

13And God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before me, for the earth is filled with violence through them. And look, I will destroy them with the earth. 14Make a box-shaped vessel of gopher wood. You are to make rooms in the vessel, and cover it inside and outside with pitch. 15And this is how you are to make it. The length of the vessel is to be five hundred seventeen feet, its breadth eighty-six feet, and its height fifty-two feet. 16And you are to make a roof in the vessel, and you are to finish it twenty-one inches above. And you are to set the door of the vessel in its side. You are to make it with lower, second, and third levels. 17And as for me, look, I am bringing a flood of waters on the earth, to destroy all flesh having the breath of life from under the sky. Everything that is on the earth will die. 18But I will establish my covenant with you. You are to come into the vessel, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you. 19Of every living thing of all flesh, you are to bring two of every sort into the vessel, to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female. 20Of the flying creatures after their kind, of the animals after their kind, and of every crawling creature of the ground after their kind, two of every sort shall come to you, to keep them alive. 21And as for you, take for yourself all the kinds of food that are eaten, and gather it to yourself; and it will be food for you, and for them." 22Thus Noah did. According to all that God commanded him, so he did.

New Heart English Bible
Edited by Wayne A. Mitchell.
Public Domain 2008-2024

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