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Genesis 6 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And after a time, when men were increasing on the earth, and had daughters, 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 men were fair; and they took wives for themselves from those who were pleasing to them. 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.
3 And the Lord said, My spirit will not be in man for ever, for he is only flesh; so the days of his life will be a hundred and twenty 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 There were men of great strength and size on the earth in those days; and after that, when the sons of God had connection with the daughters of men, they gave birth to children: these were the great men of old days, the men of great name. 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 And the Lord saw that the sin of man was great on the earth, and that all the thoughts of his heart were 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 And the Lord had sorrow because he had made man on the earth, and grief was in 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 take away man, whom I have made, from the face of the earth, even man and beast and that which goes on the earth and every bird of the air; for I have sorrow for having 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 had grace in the eyes of God. 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
9 These are the generations of Noah. Noah was an upright man and without sin in his generation: he went in the ways of 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 And Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 10 Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.
11 And the earth was evil in God's eyes and full of violent ways. 11 Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence.
12 And God, looking on the earth, saw that it was evil: for the way of all flesh had become evil on the earth. 12 God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.
13 And God said to Noah, The end of all flesh has come; the earth is full of their violent doings, and now I will put an end to them 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 for yourself an ark of gopher wood with rooms in it, and make it safe from the water inside and out. 14 So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.
15 And this is the way you are to make it: it is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide, and thirty cubits 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 You are to put a window in the ark, a cubit from the roof, and a door in the side of it, and you are to make it with a lower and second and third floors. 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 For truly, I will send a great flow of waters over the earth, for the destruction from under the heaven of all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything on the earth will come to an end. 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 with you I will make an agreement; and you will come into the ark, you and your sons and your wife and your sons' wives with you. 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 And you will take with you into the ark two of every sort of living thing, and keep them safe with you; they will 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 sort of bird and cattle and of every sort of living thing which goes on the earth will you take with you to keep them from destruction. 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 make a store of every sort of food for yourself and them. 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 And all these things Noah did; as God said, so he did. 22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.