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Genesis 6 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When the human population began to grow rapidly on the earth, 1 When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them,
2 the sons of God saw the beautiful women of the human race and took any they wanted as their wives. 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 put up with humans for such a long time, for they are only mortal flesh. In the future, they will live no more than 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 In those days, and even afterward, giants lived on the earth, for whenever the sons of God had intercourse with human women, they gave birth to children who became the heroes mentioned in legends of old. 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 Now the LORD observed the extent of the people's wickedness, and he saw that all their thoughts were consistently and totally 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 So the LORD was sorry he had ever made them. It broke his heart. 6 The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.
7 And the LORD said, "I will completely wipe out this human race that I have created. Yes, and I will destroy all the animals and birds, too. I am sorry I ever 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 Noah found favor with the LORD. 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
9 This is the history of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless man living on earth at the time. He consistently followed God's will and enjoyed a close relationship with him. 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 Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 10 Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.
11 Now the earth had become corrupt in God's sight, and it was filled with violence. 11 Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence.
12 God observed all this corruption in the world, and he saw violence and depravity everywhere. 12 God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.
13 So God said to Noah, "I have decided to destroy all living creatures, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. Yes, I will wipe them all from the face of 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 a boat from resinous wood and seal it with tar, inside and out. Then construct decks and stalls throughout its interior. 14 So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.
15 Make it 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 Construct an opening all the way around the boat, 18 inches below the roof. Then put three decks inside the boat -- bottom, middle, and upper -- and put a door in the side. 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 "Look! I am about to cover the earth with a flood that will destroy every living thing. 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 solemnly swear to keep you safe in the boat, with your wife and your sons and their wives. 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 a pair of every kind of animal -- a male and a female -- into the boat with you to keep them alive during the flood. 19 You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you.
20 Pairs of each kind of bird and each kind of animal, large and small alike, 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 And remember, take enough food for your family and for all 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 So Noah did everything exactly as God had commanded him. 22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.