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lived 910 years, and then
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.
18 When 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.
22 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. 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.
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.” 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.
32 After Noah was 500 years old, he
became the father of Shem, Ham,
6:1 Then the people began to multiply on
the earth, and daughters were born to
them. 2The sons of God saw the beautiful women* and took any they wanted
as their wives. 3Then 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. 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.” 8 But Noah found favor
with the Lord.
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.
11 Now 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. 13So 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
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,
17“Look! I am about to cover the earth
with a flood that will destroy every living
thing that breathes. Everything on earth