1Adam made love to his wife Eve. She became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, "With the LORD's help I have had a baby boy."2Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Abel took care of sheep. Cain worked the ground.3After some time, Cain gathered some of the things he had grown. He brought them as an offering to the Lord.4But Abel brought the fattest parts of some of the lambs from his flock. They were the male animals that were born first to their mothers. The LORD was pleased with Abel and his offering.5But he wasn't pleased with Cain and his offering. So Cain became very angry. His face was sad.6Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why are you looking so sad?7Do what is right. Then you will be accepted. If you don't do what is right, sin is waiting at your door to grab you. It longs to have you. But you must rule over it."8Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." So they went out. There Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.9Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he replied. "Am I supposed to look after my brother?"10The LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood is crying out to me from the ground.11"So I am putting a curse on you. I am driving you away from the ground. It has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.12When you work the ground, it will not produce its crops for you anymore. You will be a restless person who wanders around on the earth."13Cain said to the Lord, "You are punishing me more than I can take.14Today you are driving me away from the land. I will be hidden from you. I'll be a restless person who wanders around on the earth. Anyone who finds me will kill me."15But the LORD said to him, "No. Anyone who kills you will be paid back seven times." The LORD put a mark on Cain. Then anyone who found him wouldn't kill him.16So Cain went away from the LORD. He lived in the land of Nod. It was east of Eden.17Cain made love to his wife. She became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. At that time Cain was building a city. He named it after his son Enoch.18Enoch had a son named Irad. Irad was the father of Mehujael. Mehujael was the father of Methushael. And Methushael was the father of Lamech.19Lamech married two women. One was named Adah, and the other was named Zillah.20Adah gave birth to Jabal. He was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock.21His brother's name was Jubal. He was the father of everyone who plays the harp and flute.22Zillah also had a son. His name was Tubal-Cain. He made all kinds of tools out of bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain's sister was Naamah.23Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah, listen to me. You wives of Lamech, hear my words. I have killed a man because he wounded me. I have killed a young man because he hurt me.24Anyone who would have killed Cain would have been paid back seven times. But anyone who hurts me will be paid back 77 times."25Adam made love to his wife again. She gave birth to a son and named him Seth. She said, "God has given me another child. The child will take the place of Abel, because Cain killed him."26Seth also had a son. He named him Enosh. At that time people began to worship the Lord.
1Here is the written story of Adam's family line. When God created man, he made him in his own likeness.2He created them as male and female. He blessed them. And he called them "man" when they were created.3When Adam was 130 years old, he had a son in his own likeness. He named him Seth.4Adam lived 800 years after Seth was born. He also had other sons and daughters.5Adam lived a total of 930 years. Then he died.6Seth lived 105 years. Then he became the father of Enosh.7Seth lived 807 years after Enosh was born. He also had other sons and daughters.8Seth lived a total of 912 years. Then he died.9Enosh lived 90 years. Then he became the father of Kenan.10Enosh lived 815 years after Kenan was born. He also had other sons and daughters.11Enosh lived a total of 905 years. Then he died.12Kenan lived 70 years. Then he became the father of Mahalalel.13Kenan lived 840 years after Mahalalel was born. He also had other sons and daughters.14Kenan lived a total of 910 years. Then he died.15Mahalalel lived 65 years. Then he became the father of Jared.16Mahalalel lived 830 years after Jared was born. He also had other sons and daughters.17Mahalalel lived a total of 895 years. Then he died.18Jared lived 162 years. Then he became the father of Enoch.19Jared lived 800 years after Enoch was born. He also had other sons and daughters.20Jared lived a total of 962 years. Then he died.21Enoch lived 65 years. Then he became the father of Methuselah.22Enoch walked with God 300 years after Methuselah was born. He also had other sons and daughters.23Enoch lived a total of 365 years.24Enoch walked with God. Then he couldn't be found, because God took him from this life.25Methuselah lived 187 years. Then he became the father of Lamech.26Methuselah lived 782 years after Lamech was born. He also had other sons and daughters.27Methuselah lived a total of 969 years. Then he died.28Lamech lived 182 years. Then he had a son.29He named him Noah. Lamech said, "He will comfort us when we are working. He'll comfort us when our hands work so hard they hurt. We have to work hard. That's because the LORD has put a curse on the ground."30Lamech lived 595 years after Noah was born. He also had other sons and daughters.31Lamech lived a total of 777 years. Then he died.32After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth.
1Men began to increase their numbers on the earth, and daughters were born to them.2The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful. So they married any of them they chose.3Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not struggle with man forever. He will die. He will have only 120 years to live until I judge him."4The Nephilim were on the earth in those days. That was when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. The Nephilim were the heroes of long ago. They were famous men. Nephilim were also on the earth later on.5The LORD saw how bad the sins of man had become on the earth. All of the thoughts in his heart were always directed only toward what was evil.6The LORD was very sad that he had made man on the earth. His heart was filled with pain.7So the LORD said, "I created man on the earth. But I will wipe them out. I will destroy people and animals alike. I will also destroy the creatures that move along the ground and the birds of the air. I am very sad that I have made man."8But the LORD was pleased with Noah.9Here is the story of Noah. Noah was a godly man. He was without blame among the people of his time. He walked with God.10Noah had three sons. Their names were Shem, Ham and Japheth.11The earth was very sinful in God's eyes. It was full of mean and harmful acts.12God saw how sinful the earth had become. All of the people on earth were leading very sinful lives.13So God said to Noah, "I am going to put an end to all people. They have filled the earth with their harmful acts. You can be sure that I am going to destroy both them and the earth.14"So make yourself an ark out of cypress wood. Make rooms in it. Cover it with tar inside and out.15Here is how I want you to build it. The ark has to be 450 feet long. It has to be 75 feet wide and 45 feet high.16Make a roof for it. Leave the sides of the ark open a foot and a half from the top. Put a door in one side of the ark. Make lower, middle and upper decks.17"I am going to bring a flood on the earth. It will destroy all life under the sky. It will destroy every living creature that breathes. Everything on earth will die.18"But I will make my covenant with you. You will enter the ark. Your sons and your wife and your sons' wives will enter it with you.19"Bring two of every living thing into the ark. Bring male and female of them into it. They will be kept alive with you.20Two of every kind of bird will come to you. Two of every kind of animal will come to you. And two of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you. All of them will be kept alive with you.21"Take every kind of food that you will need. Store it away. It will be food for you and for them."22Noah did everything exactly as God commanded him.
1Then the LORD said to Noah, "Go into the ark with your whole family. I know that you are a godly man among the people of today.2"Take seven of every kind of 'clean' animal with you. Take male and female of them. Take two of every kind of animal that is not 'clean.' Take male and female of them.3Also take seven of every kind of bird. Take male and female of them. That will keep every kind alive. Then they can spread out again over the whole earth.4"Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth. It will rain for 40 days and 40 nights. I will destroy from the face of the earth every living thing I have made."5Noah did everything the LORD commanded him to do.6Noah was 600 years old when the flood came on the earth.7He and his sons entered the ark. His wife and his sons' wives went with them. They entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood.8Pairs of "clean" animals and pairs of animals that were not "clean" came to Noah. So did pairs of birds and pairs of all of the creatures that move along the ground.9Male and female of all of them came to Noah and entered the ark. Everything happened exactly as God had commanded Noah.10After seven days the flood came on the earth.11Noah was 600 years old. It was the 17th day of the second month of the year. On that day all of the springs at the bottom of the oceans burst open. God opened the windows of the skies.12Rain fell on the earth for 40 days and 40 nights.13On that same day Noah entered the ark together with Shem, Ham and Japheth. Noah's wife and the wives of his three sons also entered it.14They had every kind of wild animal with them. They had every kind of livestock. They had every kind of creature that moves along the ground. And they had every kind of bird that flies.15Pairs of all living creatures that breathe came to Noah and entered the ark.16The animals going in were male and female of every living thing. Everything happened exactly as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in.17For 40 days the flood kept coming on the earth. As the waters rose higher, they lifted the ark high above the earth.18The waters rose higher and higher on the earth. And the ark floated on the water.19The waters rose on the earth until all of the high mountains under the entire sky were covered.20The waters continued to rise until they covered the mountains by more than 20 feet.21Every living thing that moved on the earth died. The birds, the livestock and the wild animals died. All of the creatures that fill the earth also died. And so did every human being.22Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in it died.23Every living thing on the earth was wiped out. People and animals were destroyed. The creatures that move along the ground and the birds of the air were wiped out. Everything was destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark were left.24The waters flooded the earth for 150 days.