He had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
The world was corrupt in God's sight and full of violence.
God saw the world and how corrupt it was because all people on earth lived evil lives.
God said to Noah, "I have decided to put an end to all people because the earth is full of their violence. Now I'm going to destroy them along with the earth.
Make yourself a ship of cypress wood. Make rooms in the ship and coat it inside and out with tar.
This is how you should build it: the ship is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high.
Make a roof for the ship, and leave an 18-inch-high opening at the top. Put a door in the side of the ship. Build the ship with lower, middle, and upper decks.
I'm about to send a flood on the earth to destroy all people under the sky--every living, breathing human. Everything on earth will die.
"But I will make my promise to you. You, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives will go into the ship.
Bring two of every living creature into the ship in order to keep them alive with you. They must be male and female.
Two of every type of bird, every type of domestic animal, and every type of creature that crawls on the ground will come to you to be kept alive.