THE FIRST BOOK OF
G E N E S I S
Genesis 6 ©
Common voluptuousness and great impiety among men do cause, after a respite of one hundred and twenty years, the deluge, vs. 2. Of giants, 4. Noah finds grace with God, and receives a charge and model of making the ark, 8, 14. God’s covenant with Noah, 18. Orders for all manner of creatures and provisions to be put in the ark, 19.
AND it came to pass, when men began to multiply 1on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
That 2the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were 3fair; and they took them wives 4of all which they chose.
And the LORD said, 5My spirit shall not 6always strive with man, for that he also is 7flesh: 8yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
There were 9giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God 10came in unto the daughters of men, 11and they bare children to them, the same became 12mighty men which were 13of old, 14men of renown.
¶ 15And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that everya imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
And it 16repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, 17and it grieved him at his heart.
And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created 18from the face of the earth; both man, and 19beast, and the 20creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
But Noah 21found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
¶These are the 22generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and 23perfect in his 24generations, and Noahb25walked with God.
26And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
The 27earth also was corrupt 28before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for 29all flesh had corrupted 30his way upon the earth.
And God said unto Noah, 31The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence 32through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
¶Make thee 33an ark of 34gopher wood;c35rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with 36pitch.
And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred 37cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.d
A 38window shalt thou make to the ark, and 39in a cubit shalt thou finish 40it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
And, behold, I, even I, do bring 41a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all 42flesh, wherein is the 43breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall 44die.
But with thee will I establish 45my covenant; and thoue shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
And 46of 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.
Of fowls after their kind, and of 47cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort 48shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
And take thou unto thee of 49all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.
Thus did Noah; 50accordingf to all that God commanded him, so did he.