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the father of Mahalalel. 13After the birth of
Mahalalel, Kenan lived another 840 years,
and he had other sons and daughters.
14Kenan lived 910 years, and then he died.
15 When Mahalalel was 65 years old, he became
the father of Jared. 16After the birth of Jared,
Mahalalel lived another 830 years, and he
had other sons and daughters. 17Mahalalel
lived 895 years, and then he died.
18When Jared was 162 years old, he became the
father of Enoch. 19After the birth of Enoch,
Jared lived another 800 years, and he had
other sons and daughters. 20Jared lived 962
years, and then he died.
21 When Enoch was 65 years old, he became the
father of Methuselah. 22After the birth of
Methuselah, Enoch lived in close fellowship
with God for another 300 years, and he had
other sons and daughters. 23Enoch lived
365 years, 24walking 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. 26After the
birth of Lamech, Methuselah lived another
782 years, and he had other sons and
daughters. 27Methuselah lived 969 years,
and then he died.
28When Lamech was 182 years old, he became
the father of a son. 29Lamech 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.” 30After the birth of Noah, Lamech
lived another 595 years, and he had other
sons and daughters. 31Lamech lived
777 years, and then he died.
32After Noah was 500 years old, he became the
father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
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
4In 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.
... Genesis 7
Lord observed the extent of human
wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently
and totally evil. 6So the Lord was sorry he had
ever made them and put them on the earth. It
broke his heart. 7And 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.”
8But 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. 10Noah was the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11Now God saw that the earth had become
corrupt and was filled with violence. 12God 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.
15Make the boat 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and
45 feet high. 16Leave an 18-inch opening below
the roof all the way around the boat. Put the door
on the side, and build three decks inside the
boat—lower, middle, and upper.
17“Look! I am about to cover the earth with a
flood that will destroy every living thing that
breathes. Everything on earth will die. 18But I will
confirm my covenant with you. So enter the
boat—you and your wife and your sons and their
wives. 19Bring a pair of every kind of animal—a
male and a female—into the boat with you to
keep them alive during the flood. 20Pairs of every
kind of bird, and every kind of animal, and every
kind of small animal that scurries along the
ground, will come to you to be kept alive. 21And
be sure to take on board enough food for your
family and for all the animals.”
22 So Noah did everything exactly as God had
The Flood Covers the Earth
When everything was ready, the Lord said to
Noah, “Go into the boat with all your family, for
among all the people of the earth, I can see that