Genesis 6 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When the number of people started to increase throughout the fertile land, daughters were born to them. 1 When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them,
2 The divine beings saw how beautiful these human women were, so they married the ones they chose. 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.
3 The LORD said, "My breath will not remain in humans forever, because they are flesh. They will live one hundred 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 In those days, giants lived on the earth and also afterward, when divine beings and human daughters had sexual relations and gave birth to children. These were the ancient heroes, famous men. 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 that humanity had become thoroughly evil on the earth and that every idea their minds thought up was always completely 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 regretted making human beings 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 the LORD said, "I will wipe off of the land the human race that I've created: from human beings to livestock to the crawling things to the birds in the skies, because I regret 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 as for Noah, the LORD approved of him. 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
9 These are Noah's descendants. In his generation, Noah was a moral and exemplary man; 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 Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 10 Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.
11 In God's sight, the earth had become corrupt and was filled with violence. Eliphaz's sons were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz. 11 Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence.
12 God saw that the earth was corrupt, because all creatures behaved corruptly on the earth. Timna was the secondary wife of Eliphaz, Esau's son, and she gave birth to Amalek for Eliphaz. These are the sons of Esau's wife Adah. 12 God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.
13 God said to Noah, “The end has come for all creatures, since they have filled the earth with violence. I am now about 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 so make a wooden ark. Make the ark with nesting places and cover 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 make it: four hundred fifty feet long, seventy-five feet wide, and forty-five 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 ark and complete it one foot from the top. Put a door in its side. In the hold below, make the second and third 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 am now bringing the floodwaters over the earth to destroy everything under the sky that breathes. Everything on earth is about to take its last breath. 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 set up my covenant with you. You will go into the ark together with your sons, your wife, and your sons' 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 From all living things—from all creatures—you are to bring a pair, male and female, into the ark with you to keep them alive. 19 You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you.
20 From each kind of bird, from each kind of livestock, and from each kind of everything that crawls on the ground—a pair from each will go in with you to stay 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 some from every kind of food and stow it as food for you and for 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 everything exactly as God commanded him. 22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.