Flood at Noah’s Time See also Ark; Noah, Bible Patriarch; Rainbow During Noah’s time the earth was completely covered with water. This was the baptism of the earth and symbolized a cleansing (1 Pet. 3:20–21). God will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh, Gen. 6:17 (Moses 7:34, 43, 50–52; 8:17, 30). The waters of the flood were upon the earth, Gen. 7:10. God set a bow in the cloud as a token of the covenant, Gen. 9:9–17. After the waters had receded, the land of America became a choice land, Ether 13:2. The wicked shall perish in the flood, Moses 7:38; 8:24.