28 When Lamech had lived 182 years, he had a son. 29 He named him Noah[a](A) and said, “He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the Lord has cursed.(B) 30 After Noah was born, Lamech lived 595 years and had other sons and daughters. 31 Altogether, Lamech lived a total of 777 years, and then he died.

32 After Noah was 500 years old,(C) he became the father of Shem,(D) Ham and Japheth.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 5:29 Noah sounds like the Hebrew for comfort.

But Noah(A) found favor in the eyes of the Lord.(B)

Noah and the Flood

This is the account(C) of Noah and his family.

Noah was a righteous man, blameless(D) among the people of his time,(E) and he walked faithfully with God.(F) 10 Noah had three sons: Shem,(G) Ham and Japheth.(H)

11 Now the earth was corrupt(I) in God’s sight and was full of violence.(J) 12 God saw how corrupt(K) the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.(L) 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(M) both them and the earth.(N) 14 So make yourself an ark of cypress[a] wood;(O) make rooms in it and coat it with pitch(P) inside and out. 15 This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high.[b] 16 Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit[c] high all around.[d] Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks. 17 I am going to bring floodwaters(Q) 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.(R) 18 But I will establish my covenant with you,(S) and you will enter the ark(T)—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. 19 You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you.(U) 20 Two(V) of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind(W) of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive.(X) 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 just as God commanded him.(Y)

The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family,(Z) because I have found you righteous(AA) in this generation. Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean(AB) animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive(AC) throughout the earth. Seven days from now I will send rain(AD) on the earth(AE) for forty days(AF) and forty nights,(AG) and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.(AH)

And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.(AI)

Noah was six hundred years old(AJ) when the floodwaters came on the earth.

Footnotes

  1. Genesis 6:14 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
  2. Genesis 6:15 That is, about 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high or about 135 meters long, 23 meters wide and 14 meters high
  3. Genesis 6:16 That is, about 18 inches or about 45 centimeters
  4. Genesis 6:16 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.

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