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Genesis 6:9-22 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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.