Genesis 6:12-21 NIV

12 God saw how corrupt1 the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.2

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13 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 destroy3 both them and the earth.4

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14 So make yourself an ark of cypressa wood;5 make rooms in it and coat it with pitch6 inside and out.

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    • c 6:14 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
      15 This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high.b

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        • d 6:15 - Hebrew "300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide and 30 cubits high" (about 140 meters long, 23 meters wide and 13.5 meters high)
          16 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.

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            • e 6:16 - Or "Make an opening for light by finishing"
            • f 6:16 - Hebrew "a cubit" (about 0.5 meter)
              17 I am going to bring floodwaters7 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.8

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              18 But I will establish my covenant with you,9 and you will enter the ark10--you and your sons and your wife and your sons' wives with you.
              19 You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you.11

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              20 Two12 of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind13 of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive.14

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              21 You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them."