Genesis 6:1-8 HNV

1 It happened, when men began to multiply on the surface of the ground, and daughters were born to them,
2 that God's sons saw that men's daughters were beautiful, and they took for themselves wives of all that they chose.
3 The LORD said, "My spirit will not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; yet will his days be one hundred twenty years."
4 The Nefilim were in the eretz in those days, and also after that, when God's sons came to men's daughters. They bore children to them: the same were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
5 The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the eretz, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 The LORD was sorry that he had made man on the eretz, and it grieved him in his heart.
7 The LORD said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the surface of the ground; man, along with animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them."
8 But Noach found favor in the LORD's eyes.