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Genesis 6 (Lexham English Bible)

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Prelude to the Flood

1 And it happened [that], when humankind began to multiply on the face of the ground, daughters were born to them. 2 Thena the sons of God saw the daughters of humankind, that they [were] beautiful. And they took for themselves wives from all that they chose. 3 And Yahweh said, "My Spirit shall not abide with humankind forever in that he [is] also flesh. And his days [shall be] one hundred and twenty years." 4 The Nephilim [were] upon the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God went into the daughters of humankind, and they bore children to them. 5 And Yahweh saw that the evil of humankind [was] great upon the earth, and every inclination of the thoughts of his heart [was] alwaysb only evil. 6 And Yahweh regretted that he had made humankind on the earth, and {he was grieved in his heart}.c 7 And Yahweh said, "I will destroy humankind whom I created from upon the face of the earth, from humankind, to animals, to creeping things, and to the birds of heaven,d for I regret that I have made them." 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of Yahweh. 9 These [are] the generationse of Noah. Noah [was] a righteous man, without defect in his generations. Noah walked with God. 10 And Noah fathered three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 11 And the earth [was] corrupted before God, and the earth was filled [with] violence. 12 And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth. 13 And God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh [has] come before me, for the earth was filled [with] violence because of them. Now, look, I [am going] to destroy them [along] with the earth. 14 Make for yourself an ark of cypress wood; you must make the ark [with] rooms, thenf you must cover it with pitch, inside and outside. 15 And this [is] how you must make it: the length of the ark, three hundred cubits; its width fifty cubits; its height, thirty cubits. 16 You must make a roof for the ark, and {finish it to a cubit above}.g And [as for] the door of the ark, you must put [it] in its side. You must make it [with] a lower, second, and a third [deck]. 17 And I, behold, I [am] about to bring the flood waters over the earth to destroy all flesh in which [is] the breath of life from under the heaven;h everything that [is] on the earth shall perish. 18 And I will establish my covenant with you, and you must go into the ark--you, and your sons, and your wife, and the wives of your sons with you. 19 And of every living thing, from all flesh, you must bring two from every [kind] into the ark to keep [them] alive with you; they shall be male and female. 20 From the birds according to theiri kind, and from the animals according to theirj kind, from every creeping thing [on] the ground according to itsk kind--two from every kind shall come to you to keep [them] alive. 21 And [as for] you, take for yourself from every kind of food that is eaten. And you must gather [it] to yourself. And it shall be for you and for them for food." 22 And Noah did according to all that God commanded him; thus he did.
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