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5 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) 6 The Lord regretted(C) that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. 7 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)” 8 But Noah(F) found favor in the eyes of the Lord.(G)
Noah and the Flood
9 This is the account(H) of Noah and his family.
11 Now the earth was corrupt(N) in God’s sight and was full of violence.(O) 12 God saw how corrupt(P) the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.(Q) 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(R) both them and the earth.(S) 14 So make yourself an ark of cypress[a] wood;(T) make rooms in it and coat it with pitch(U) 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(V) 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.(W) 18 But I will establish my covenant with you,(X) and you will enter the ark(Y)—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.Read full chapter
- Genesis 6:14 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
- 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
- Genesis 6:16 That is, about 18 inches or about 45 centimeters
- Genesis 6:16 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.