Genesis 6:7-17 NIV

7 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"

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8 But Noah3 found favor in the eyes of the LORD.4

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9 This is the account5 of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless6 among the people of his time,7 and he walked with God.8

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10 Noah had three sons: Shem,9 Ham and Japheth.10

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11 Now the earth was corrupt11 in God's sight and was full of violence.12

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12 God saw how corrupt13 the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.14

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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 destroy15 both them and the earth.16

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14 So make yourself an ark of cypressa wood;17 make rooms in it and coat it with pitch18 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 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

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