This is the account1 of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless2 among the people of his time,3 and he walked with God.410
Noah had three sons: Shem,5 Ham and Japheth.611
Now the earth was corrupt7 in God's sight and was full of violence.812
God saw how corrupt9 the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.1013
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 destroy11 both them and the earth.1214
So make yourself an ark of cypressa wood;13 make rooms in it and coat it with pitch14 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 floodwaters15 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.1618
But I will establish my covenant with you,17 and you will enter the ark18--you and your sons and your wife and your sons' wives with you.
You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you.1920
Two20 of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind21 of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive.2221
You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them."
Noah did everything just as God commanded him.23