So the LORD said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth1--men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air--for I am grieved that I have made them.2"
But Noah3 found favor in the eyes of the LORD.49
This is the account5 of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless6 among the people of his time,7 and he walked with God.810
Noah had three sons: Shem,9 Ham and Japheth.1011
Now the earth was corrupt11 in God's sight and was full of violence.1212
God saw how corrupt13 the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.1413
So 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 destroy15 both them and the earth.1614
So make yourself an ark of cypressa wood;17 make rooms in it and coat it with pitch18 inside and out.
This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high.b16
Make a roof for it and finishc the ark to within 18 inchesd of the top. Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks.
I am going to bring floodwaters19 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.20