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Genesis 6 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 In time, when men began to multiply on 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 men were attractive; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.
3 ADONAI said, "My Spirit will not live in human beings forever, for they too are flesh; therefore their life span is to be 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 N'filim were on the earth in those days, and also afterwards, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them; these were the ancient heroes, men of renown. 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 ADONAI saw that the people on earth were very wicked, that all the imaginings of their hearts were always of evil only. 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 ADONAI regretted that he had made humankind on the earth; it grieved his heart. 6 The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.
7 ADONAI said, "I will wipe out humankind, whom I have created, from the whole earth; and not only human beings, but animals, creeping things and birds in the air; for I regret that 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 Noach found grace in the sight of ADONAI. 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
9 Here is the history of Noach. In his generation, Noach was a man righteous and wholehearted; Noach 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 Noach fathered three sons, Shem, Ham and Yefet. 10 Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.
11 The earth was corrupt before God, the earth was filled with violence. 11 Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence.
12 God saw the earth, and, yes, it was corrupt; for all living beings had corrupted their ways on the earth. 12 God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.
13 God said to Noach, "The end of all living beings has come before me, for because of them the earth is filled with violence. I will 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 an ark of gofer-wood; you are to make the ark with rooms and cover it with pitch both outside and inside. 14 So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.
15 Here is how you are to build it: the length of the ark is to be 450 feet, its width seventy-five feet and its height forty-five feet. 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 make an opening for daylight in the ark eighteen inches below its roof. Put a door in its side; and build it with lower, 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 "Then I myself will bring the flood of water over the earth to destroy from under heaven every living thing that breathes; everything on earth will be destroyed. 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 establish my covenant with you; you will come into the ark, you, your sons, 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 "From everything living, from each kind of living being, you are to bring two into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they are to 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 Of each kind of bird, each kind of livestock, and each kind of animal creeping on the ground, two are to come to you, so that they can 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 Also take from all the kinds of food that are eaten, and collect it for yourself; it is to be food for you and for 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 This is what Noach did; he did all that God ordered him to do. 22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.