Genesis 6 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The number of people increased all over the earth, and daughters were born to them. 1 When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them,
2 The sons of God saw that the daughters of other humans were beautiful. So they married any woman they chose. 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.
3 Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not struggle with humans forever, because they are flesh and blood. They will live 120 years." 3 Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years."
4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, as well as later, when the sons of God slept with the daughters of other humans and had children by them. These children were famous long ago. 4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days--and also afterward--when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
5 The LORD saw how evil humans had become on the earth. All day long their deepest thoughts were nothing but evil. 5 The LORD saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time.
6 The LORD was sorry that he had made humans on the earth, and he was heartbroken. 6 The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.
7 So he said, "I will wipe off the face of the earth these humans that I created. I will wipe out not only humans, but also domestic animals, crawling animals, and birds. I'm sorry that I made them." 7 So the LORD said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth--men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air--for I am grieved that I have made them."
8 But the LORD was pleased with Noah. 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
9 This is the account of Noah and his descendants. Noah had God's approval and was a man of integrity among the people of his time. He walked with God. 9 This is the account of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God.
10 He had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 10 Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.
11 The world was corrupt in God's sight and full of violence. 11 Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence.
12 God saw the world and how corrupt it was because all people on earth lived evil lives. 12 God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.
13 God said to Noah, "I have decided to put an end to all people because the earth is full of their violence. Now I'm going to destroy them along with the earth. 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 destroy both them and the earth.
14 Make yourself a ship of cypress wood. Make rooms in the ship and coat it inside and out with tar. 14 So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.
15 This is how you should build it: the ship is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. 15 This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high.
16 Make a roof for the ship, and leave an 18-inch-high opening at the top. Put a door in the side of the ship. Build the ship with lower, middle, and upper decks. 16 Make a roof for it and finish the ark to within 18 inches of the top. Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks.
17 I'm about to send a flood on the earth to destroy all people under the sky--every living, breathing human. Everything on earth will die. 17 I am going to bring floodwaters 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.
18 "But I will make my promise to you. You, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives will go into the ship. 18 But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark--you and your sons and your wife and your sons' wives with you.
19 Bring two of every living creature into the ship in order to keep them alive with you. They must be male and female. 19 You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you.
20 Two of every type of bird, every type of domestic animal, and every type of creature that crawls on the ground will come to you to be kept alive. 20 Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive.
21 Take every kind of food that can be eaten and store it. It will be food for you and the animals." 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."
22 Noah did this. He did everything that God had commanded him. 22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.