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Then [a]the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every (A)intent[b] of the thoughts of his heart was only evil [c]continually. And (B)the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and (C)He was grieved in His (D)heart. So the Lord said, “I will (E)destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.”

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 6:5 So with MT, Tg.; Vg. God; LXX Lord God
  2. Genesis 6:5 thought
  3. Genesis 6:5 all the day

The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth,(A) and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.(B) The Lord regretted(C) that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth(D) the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.(E)

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