The Bible in Its Traditions

Genesis 6:1–22

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And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

And when men began to be multiplied upon the earth, and daughters were born to them,

that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives, whomsoever they chose.

the sons of God, seeing that the daughters of men were beautiful, took to themselves wives from all whom they chose.

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And YHWH said: 'My spirit shall not abide in man for ever, for that he also is flesh; therefore shall his days be a hundred and twenty years.'

Gn6:4  And the Lord God said, My Spirit shall certainly not remain among these men for ever, because they are flesh, but their days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

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The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them; the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.

Gn6:5  Now the giants were upon the earth in those days; and after that when the sons of God were wont to go in to the daughters of men, they bore children to them, those were the giants of old, the men of renown.

Now giants were upon the earth in those days. For after the sons of God went in to the daughters of men, and they conceived, these became the powerful ones of ancient times, men of renown.

And YHWH saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Gn6:6  And the Lord God, having seen that the wicked actions of men were multiplied upon the earth, and that every one in his heart was intently brooding over evil continually,

Then God, seeing that the wickedness of men was great upon the earth and that every thought of their heart was intent upon evil at all times,

And it repented YHWH that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart.

Gn6:7  then God laid it to heart that he had made man upon the earth, and he pondered it deeply.

repented that he had made man on the earth. And being touched inwardly with a sorrow of heart,

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And YHWH said: 'I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and creeping thing, and fowl of the air; for it repenteth Me that I have made them.'

he said, “I will eliminate man, whom I have created, from the face of the earth, from man to other living things, from animals even to the flying things of the air. For it grieves me that I have made them.”

So the LORD said, I will destroy men whom I have created from the face of the earth; both men and animals, and the creeping things, and the fowls of the air; I am sorry that I have made them.

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But Noah found grace in the eyes of YHWH.

Gn6:9  But Noe found grace before the Lord God.

Yet truly, Noah found grace before the Lord.

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These are the generations of Noah. Noah was in his generations a man righteous and whole-hearted; Noah walked with God.

Gn6:10  And these are the generations of Noe. Noe was a just man; being perfect in his generation, Noe was well-pleasing to God.

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10  And Noah begot three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

10  And he conceived three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

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11  And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

11  Yet the earth was corrupted before the eyes of God, and it was filled with iniquity.

11  The earth was corrupt in the presence of God, and the earth was filled with wickedness.

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12  And God saw the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.

Gn6:13  And the Lord God saw the earth, and it was corrupted; because all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth.

12  And when God had seen that the earth had been corrupted, (indeed, all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth)

13  And God said unto Noah: 'The end of all flesh is come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Gn6:14  And the Lord God said to Noe, A period of all men is come before me; because the earth has been filled with iniquity by them, and, behold, I destroy them and the earth.

13  he said to Noah: “The end of all flesh has arrived in my sight. The earth has been filled with iniquity by their presence, and I will destroy them, along with the earth.

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14  Make thee an ark of gopher wood; with rooms shalt thou make the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

Gn6:15  Make therefore for thyself an ark of square timber; thou shalt make the ark in compartments, and thou shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

14  Make yourself an ark from smoothed wood. You shall make little dwelling places in the ark, and you shall smear pitch on the interior and exterior.

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15  And this is how thou shalt make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

Gn6:16  And thus shalt thou make the ark; three hundred cubits the length of the ark, and fifty cubits the breadth, and thirty cubits the height of it.

15  And thus shall you make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.

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16  A light shalt thou make to the ark, and to a cubit shalt thou finish it upward; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

16  You shall make a window in the ark, and you shall complete it within a cubit of the top. Then you shall set the door of the ark at its side. You shall make in it: a lower part, upper rooms, and a third level.

16  And you shall make a window in the ark, and to the width of a cubit shall you finish it above; and the door of the ark you shall make in its side; with lower, second, and third decks you shall make it.

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17  And I, behold, I do bring the flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; every thing that is in the earth shall perish.

Gn6:18  And behold I bring a flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven, and whatsoever things are upon the earth shall die.

17  Behold, I shall bring the waters of a great flood upon the earth, so as to put to death all flesh in which there is the breath of life under heaven. All things that are on the earth shall be consumed.

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18  But I will establish My covenant with thee; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

18  And I shall establish my covenant with you, and you shall enter the ark, you and your sons, your wife and the wives of your sons with you.

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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.

Gn6:20  And of all cattle and of all reptiles and of all wild beasts, even of all flesh, thou shalt bring by pairs of all, into the ark, that thou mayest feed them with thyself: male and female they shall be.

19  And from every living thing of all that is flesh, you shall lead pairs into the ark, so that they may survive with you: from the male sex and the female,

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20  Of the fowl after their kind, and of the cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.

Gn6:21  Of all winged birds after their kind, and of all cattle after their kind, and of all reptiles creeping upon the earth after their kind, pairs of all shall come in to thee, male and female to be fed with thee.

20  from birds, according to their kind, and from beasts, in their kind, and from among all animals on earth, according to their kind; pairs from each shall enter with you, so that they may be able to live.

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21  And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.'

21  Therefore, you shall take with you from all the foods that are able to be eaten, and you shall carry these with you. And these shall be used as food, some for you, and the rest for them.”

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22  Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

Gn6:23  And Noe did all things whatever the Lord God commanded him, so did he.

22  And so Noah did all things just as God had instructed him.