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And the Lord said, (A)“My Spirit shall not (B)strive[a] with man forever, (C)for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” There were [b]giants on the earth in those (D)days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.

Then [c]the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every (E)intent[d] of the thoughts of his heart was only evil [e]continually. And (F)the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and (G)He was grieved in His (H)heart. So the Lord said, “I will (I)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.” But Noah (J)found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

Noah Pleases God

This is the genealogy of Noah. (K)Noah was a just man, [f]perfect in his generations. Noah (L)walked with God. 10 And Noah begot three sons: (M)Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

11 The earth also was corrupt (N)before God, and the earth was (O)filled with violence. 12 So God (P)looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for (Q)all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 6:3 LXX, Syr., Tg., Vg. abide
  2. Genesis 6:4 Heb. nephilim, fallen or mighty ones
  3. Genesis 6:5 So with MT, Tg.; Vg. God; LXX Lord God
  4. Genesis 6:5 thought
  5. Genesis 6:5 all the day
  6. Genesis 6:9 blameless or having integrity

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