|book of Genesis ( NKJV
6:1 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply
on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they [were]
beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.
3 And the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever,
for he [is] indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty
years." 4 There were giants on the earth in those 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. 5 Then the LORD saw that the
wickedness of man [was] great in the earth, and [that] every intent of
the thoughts of his heart [was] only evil continually. 6
And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was
grieved in His heart. 7 So the LORD said, "I will 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."
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. 9
This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his
generations. Noah walked with God. 10 And Noah begot
three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 11 The earth also
was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12 So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for
all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. 13 And
God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth
is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with
the earth. 14 " Make yourself an ark of gopherwood;
make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch.
15 "And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark [shall
be] three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty
cubits. 16 "You shall make a window for the ark, and
you shall finish it to a cubit from above; and set the door of the ark
in its side. You shall make it [with] lower, second, and third [decks.]
17 "And behold, I Myself am bringing floodwaters on the earth, to
destroy from under heaven all flesh in which [is] the breath of life; everything
that [is] on the earth shall die. 18 "But I will establish
My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark -- you, your sons,
your wife, and your sons' wives with you. 19 "And of
every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every [sort] into
the ark, to keep [them] alive with you; they shall be male and female.
20 "Of the birds after their kind, of animals after their kind,
and of every creeping thing of the earth after its kind, two of every [kind]
will come to you to keep [them] alive. 21 "And you shall
take for yourself of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather [it]
to yourself; and it shall be food for you and for them." 22
Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.