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Genesis 6 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The number of people on earth began to grow, and daughters were born to them. 1 When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them,
2 When the sons of God saw that these girls were beautiful, they married any of them 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 Spirit will not remain in human beings forever, because they are flesh. They will live only 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 and also later. That was when the sons of God had sexual relations with the daughters of human beings. These women gave birth to children, who became famous and were the mighty warriors of 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 that the human beings on the earth were very wicked and that everything they thought about was 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 He was sorry he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. 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 destroy all human beings that I made on the earth. And I will destroy every animal and everything that crawls on the earth and the birds of the air, because I am sorry I have 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 pleased the Lord. 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
9 This is the family history of Noah. Noah was a good man, the most innocent man of his time, and 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 People on earth did what God said was evil, and violence was everywhere. 11 Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence.
12 When God saw that everyone on the earth did only evil, 12 God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.
13 he said to Noah, "Because people have made the earth full of violence, I will destroy all of them from 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 Build a boat of cypress wood for yourself. Make rooms in it and cover it inside and outside 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 big I want you to build the boat: 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 an opening around the top of the boat that is eighteen inches high from the edge of the roof down. Put a door in the side of the boat. Make an upper, middle, and lower deck in it. 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 will bring a flood of water on the earth to destroy all living things that live under the sky, including everything that has the breath of life. Everything on the 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 an agreement with you -- you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives will all go into the boat. 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 Also, you must bring into the boat two of every living thing, male and female. Keep them alive with you. 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 kind of bird, animal, and crawling thing 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 Also gather some of every kind of food and store it on the boat as 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 everything that God commanded him. 22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.