1And it came to pass, when man began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born to them
2that the sons of God saw the daughters of man, that they were desirable, and they took for themselves wives of all that they chose.
3Yahweh said, “My spirit will not always remain in man, because he also is flesh; yet his days will be 120 years.”
4The Nephilim were on the earth in those days (and also after this) when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, the famous men.
5Yahweh saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6And Yahweh regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him in his heart.
7Yahweh said, “I will wipe man whom I have created from off the face of the earth; man, along with animals, creeping things, and birds of the heavens, for I regret that I have made them.”
8But Noah found favor in Yahweh’s eyes.
9This is the history of the descendants of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time. Noah walked with God.
10Noah was the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11The earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12God saw the earth and saw that it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.
13God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before me, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
14Make a ship of gopher wood. You are to make rooms in the ship and seal it inside and outside with pitch.
15This is how you are to make it: The length of the ship will be 300 cubits, its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits.
16You are to make a roof on the ship, and you are to finish it to a cubit upward. You are to put a door on the side of the ship. You are to make it with lower, second, and third decks.
17I, even I, am bringing a flood of water on this earth to destroy from under the heavens all flesh in which is the breath of life. Everything that is on the earth will die.
18But I will establish my covenant with you. You are to come into the ship, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.
19And some of every living thing, some of all flesh, you are to bring into the ship to keep them alive with you; pairs of every kind. They are to be a male and a female.
20Of the birds according to their kind, of the livestock according to their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind; pairs of every kind will come to you to keep them alive.
21Take with you some of all the food that is eaten, and gather it to yourself; and it will be for food for you and for them.”
22And Noah did this. According to all that God commanded him, so he did.