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G enesis 6
After the birth of Methuselah, Enoch lived in close fellowship with
God for another 300 years, and he had other sons and daughters.
23 Enoch lived 365 years, 24 walking in close fellowship with God. Then
one day he disappeared, because God took him.
25 When Methuselah was 187 years old, he became the father of Lamech.
26 After the birth of Lamech, Methuselah lived another 782 years, and he
had other sons and daughters. 27 Methuselah lived 969 years, and then
28 When Lamech was 182 years old, he became the father of a son. 29 Lamech
named his son Noah, for he said, “May he bring us relief* from our work
and the painful labor of farming this ground that the Lord has cursed.”
30 After the birth of Noah, Lamech lived another 595 years, and he had
other sons and daughters. 31 Lamech lived 777 years, and then he died.
32 After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and
A World Gone Wrong
Then the people began to multiply on the earth, and daughters were
born to them. 2 The sons of God saw the beautiful women* and took
any they wanted as their wives. 3 Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not put
up with* humans for such a long time, for they are only mortal flesh. In the
future, their normal lifespan will be no more than 120 years.”
4 In those days, and for some time after, giant Nephilites lived on the earth,
for whenever the sons of God had intercourse with women, they gave birth
to children who became the heroes and famous warriors of ancient times.
5 The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he
saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally
evil. 6 So the Lord was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the
earth. It broke his heart. 7 And the Lord said, “I will wipe this human race
I have created from the face of the earth. Yes, and I will destroy every living
thing—all the people, the large animals, the small animals that scurry along
the ground, and even the birds of the sky. I am sorry I ever made them.” 8 But
Noah found favor with the Lord.
The Story of Noah
9 This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, the
only blameless person living on earth at the time, and he walked in close
fellowship with God. 10 Noah was the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and
11 Now God saw that the earth had become corrupt and was filled with
violence. 12 God observed all this corruption in the world, for everyone on
earth was corrupt. 13 So God said to Noah, “I have decided to destroy all living
creatures, for they have filled the earth with violence. Yes, I will wipe them
all out along with the earth!
14 “Build a large boat* from cypress wood* and waterproof it with tar, inside and out. Then construct decks and stalls throughout its interior. 15 Make
the boat 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high.* 16 Leave an 18-inch
5:29 Noah sounds like a Hebrew term that can mean “relief” or “comfort.” 6:2 Hebrew
daughters of men; also in 6:4. 6:3 Greek version reads will not remain in.
rendered an ark.
6:14b Or gopher wood.
6:15 Hebrew 300 cubits [138 meters] long, 50 cubits
[23 meters] wide, and 30 cubits [13.8 meters] high.