The sons of God marry the daughters of men—Men turn to wickedness, the earth is filled with violence, and all flesh is corrupted—The Flood is promised—God establishes His covenant with Noah, who builds an ark to save his family and various living things.
1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2 That the asons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they btook them cwives of all which they chose.
3 And the Lord said, My aspirit shall not always bstrive with man, for that he also is cflesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
4 There were agiants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
5 ¶ And God saw that the awickedness of man was great in the earth, and that bevery imagination of the cthoughts of his dheart was only eevil continually.
6 aAnd it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it bgrieved him at his heart.
7 And the Lord said, I will adestroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; bfor it repenteth me that I have made them.
8 But Noah found agrace in the eyes of the Lord.
9 ¶ These are the agenerations of Noah: bNoah was a just man and cperfect in his generations, and Noah dwalked with God.
10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 The earth also was acorrupt before God, and the earth was filled with bviolence.
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all aflesh had corrupted his bway upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with aviolence through them; and, behold, I will bdestroy them cwith the earth.
14 ¶ Make thee an aark of gopher wood; brooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
16 A awindow shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a aflood of bwaters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the cbreath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
18 But with thee will I establish amy bcovenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.
19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for afood for thee, and for them.
22 Thus adid bNoah; according to all that God ccommanded him, so did he.