Bible: Gen 5-10
From Adam to Noah
5:3 When 6 Adam had lived 130 years he fathered a son in his own likeness, according to his image, and he named him Seth. 5:4 The length of time Adam lived 7 after he became the father of Seth was 800 years; during this time he had 8 other 9 sons and daughters. 5:5 The entire lifetime 10 of Adam was 930 years, and then he died. 11
5:6 When Seth had lived 105 years, he became the father 12 of Enosh. 5:7 Seth lived 807 years after he became the father of Enosh, and he had 13 other 14 sons and daughters. 5:8 The entire lifetime of Seth was 912 years, and then he died.
5:9 When Enosh had lived 90 years, he became the father of Kenan. 5:10 Enosh lived 815 years after he became the father of Kenan, and he had other sons and daughters. 5:11 The entire lifetime of Enosh was 905 years, and then he died.
5:12 When Kenan had lived 70 years, he became the father of Mahalalel. 5:13 Kenan lived 840 years after he became the father of Mahalalel, and he had other sons and daughters. 5:14 The entire lifetime of Kenan was 910 years, and then he died.
5:15 When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he became the father of Jared. 5:16 Mahalalel lived 830 years after he became the father of Jared, and he had other sons and daughters. 5:17 The entire lifetime of Mahalalel was 895 years, and then he died.
5:18 When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch. 5:19 Jared lived 800 years after he became the father of Enoch, and he had other sons and daughters. 5:20 The entire lifetime of Jared was 962 years, and then he died.
5:21 When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. 5:22 After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 15 for 300 years, 16 and he had other 17 sons and daughters. 5:23 The entire lifetime of Enoch was 365 years. 5:24 Enoch walked with God, and then he disappeared 18 because God took 19 him away.
5:25 When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech. 5:26 Methuselah lived 782 years after he became the father of Lamech, and he had other 20 sons and daughters. 5:27 The entire lifetime of Methuselah was 969 years, and then he died.
5:28 When Lamech had lived 182 years, he had a son. 5:29 He named him Noah, 21 saying, “This one will bring us comfort 22 from our labor and from the painful toil of our hands because of the ground that the
5:32 After Noah was 500 years old, he 24 became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
God’s Grief over Humankind’s Wickedness
6:1 When humankind 25 began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born 26 to them, 27 6:2 the sons of God 28 saw that the daughters of humankind were beautiful. Thus they took wives for themselves from any they chose. 6:3 So the
6:4 The Nephilim 36 were on the earth in those days (and also after this) 37 when the sons of God were having sexual relations with 38 the daughters of humankind, who gave birth to their children. 39 They were the mighty heroes 40 of old, the famous men. 41
6:5 But the
The Judgment of the Flood
6:9 This is the account of Noah. 54
Noah was a godly man; he was blameless 55
6:11 The earth was ruined 60 in the sight of 61 God; the earth was filled with violence. 62 6:12 God saw the earth, and indeed 63 it was ruined, 64 for all living creatures 65 on the earth were sinful. 66 6:13 So God said 67 to Noah, “I have decided that all living creatures must die, 68 for the earth is filled with violence because of them. Now I am about to destroy 69 them and the earth. 6:14 Make 70 for yourself an ark of cypress 71 wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover 72 it with pitch inside and out. 6:15 This is how you should make it: The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. 73 6:16 Make a roof for the ark and finish it, leaving 18 inches 74 from the top. 75 Put a door in the side of the ark, and make lower, middle, and upper decks. 6:17 I am about to bring 76 floodwaters 77 on the earth to destroy 78 from under the sky all the living creatures that have the breath of life in them. 79 Everything that is on the earth will die, 6:18 but I will confirm 80 my covenant with you. You will enter 81 the ark – you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. 6:19 You must bring into the ark two of every kind of living creature from all flesh, 82 male and female, to keep them alive 83 with you. 6:20 Of the birds after their kinds, and of the cattle after their kinds, and of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you so you can keep them alive. 84 6:21 And you must take 85 for yourself every kind of food 86 that is eaten, 87 and gather it together. 88 It will be food for you and for them.
7:5 And Noah did all 100 that the
7:6 Noah 101 was 600 years old when the floodwaters engulfed 102 the earth. 7:7 Noah entered the ark along with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives because 103 of the floodwaters. 7:8 Pairs 104 of clean animals, of unclean animals, of birds, and of everything that creeps along the ground, 7:9 male and female, came into the ark to Noah, 105 just as God had commanded him. 106 7:10 And after seven days the floodwaters engulfed the earth. 107
7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month – on that day all the fountains of the great deep 108 burst open and the floodgates of the heavens 109 were opened. 7:12 And the rain fell 110 on the earth forty days and forty nights.
7:13 On that very day Noah entered the ark, accompanied by his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth, along with his wife and his sons’ three wives. 111 7:14 They entered, 112 along with every living creature after its kind, every animal after its kind, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, everything with wings. 113 7:15 Pairs 114 of all creatures 115 that have the breath of life came into the ark to Noah. 7:16 Those that entered were male and female, 116 just as God commanded him. Then the
7:17 The flood engulfed the earth for forty days. As the waters increased, they lifted the ark and raised it above the earth. 7:18 The waters completely overwhelmed 117 the earth, and the ark floated 118 on the surface of the waters. 7:19 The waters completely inundated 119 the earth so that even 120 all the high mountains under the entire sky were covered. 7:20 The waters rose more than twenty feet 121 above the mountains. 122 7:21 And all living things 123 that moved on the earth died, including the birds, domestic animals, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all humankind. 7:22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life 124 in its nostrils died. 7:23 So the
8:1 But God remembered 130 Noah and all the wild animals and domestic animals that were with him in the ark. God caused a wind to blow over 131 the earth and the waters receded. 8:2 The fountains of the deep and the floodgates of heaven were closed, 132 and the rain stopped falling from the sky. 8:3 The waters kept receding steadily 133 from the earth, so that they 134 had gone down 135 by the end of the 150 days. 8:4 On the seventeenth day of the seventh month, the ark came to rest on one of the mountains of Ararat. 136 8:5 The waters kept on receding 137 until the tenth month. On the first day of the tenth month, the tops of the mountains became visible. 138
8:8 Then Noah 142 sent out a dove 143 to see if the waters had receded 144 from the surface of the ground. 8:9 The dove could not find a resting place for its feet because water still covered 145 the surface of the entire earth, and so it returned to Noah 146 in the ark. He stretched out his hand, took the dove, 147 and brought it back into the ark. 148 8:10 He waited seven more days and then sent out the dove again from the ark. 8:11 When 149 the dove returned to him in the evening, there was 150 a freshly plucked olive leaf in its beak! Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth. 8:12 He waited another seven days and sent the dove out again, 151 but it did not return to him this time. 152
8:13 In Noah’s six hundred and first year, 153 in the first day of the first month, the waters had dried up from the earth, and Noah removed the covering from the ark and saw that 154 the surface of the ground was dry. 8:14 And by the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth 155 was dry.
8:15 Then God spoke to Noah and said, 8:16 “Come out of the ark, you, your wife, your sons, and your sons’ wives with you. 8:17 Bring out with you all the living creatures that are with you. Bring out 156 every living thing, including the birds, animals, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. Let them increase 157 and be fruitful and multiply on the earth!” 158
8:18 Noah went out along with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives. 8:19 Every living creature, every creeping thing, every bird, and everything that moves on the earth went out of the ark in their groups.
8:20 Noah built an altar to the
8:22 “While the earth continues to exist, 167
planting time 168 and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
and day and night will not cease.”
God’s Covenant with Humankind through Noah
9:1 Then God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. 9:2 Every living creature of the earth and every bird of the sky will be terrified of you. 169 Everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea are under your authority. 170 9:3 You may eat any moving thing that lives. 171 As I gave you 172 the green plants, I now give 173 you everything.
9:4 But 174 you must not eat meat 175 with its life (that is, 176 its blood) in it. 177 9:5 For your lifeblood 178 I will surely exact punishment, 179 from 180 every living creature I will exact punishment. From each person 181 I will exact punishment for the life of the individual 182 since the man was his relative. 183
9:6 “Whoever sheds human blood, 184
by other humans 185
must his blood be shed;
for in God’s image 186
God 187 has made humankind.”
9:7 But as for you, 188 be fruitful and multiply; increase abundantly on the earth and multiply on it.”
9:8 God said to Noah and his sons, 189 9:9 “Look! I now confirm 190 my covenant with you and your descendants after you 191 9:10 and with every living creature that is with you, including the birds, the domestic animals, and every living creature of the earth with you, all those that came out of the ark with you – every living creature of the earth. 192 9:11 I confirm 193 my covenant with you: Never again will all living things 194 be wiped out 195 by the waters of a flood; 196 never again will a flood destroy the earth.”
9:12 And God said, “This is the guarantee 197 of the covenant I am making 198 with you 199 and every living creature with you, a covenant 200 for all subsequent 201 generations: 9:13 I will place 202 my rainbow 203 in the clouds, and it will become 204 a guarantee of the covenant between me and the earth. 9:14 Whenever 205 I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 9:15 then I will remember my covenant with you 206 and with all living creatures of all kinds. 207 Never again will the waters become a flood and destroy 208 all living things. 209 9:16 When the rainbow is in the clouds, I will notice it and remember 210 the perpetual covenant between God and all living creatures of all kinds that are on the earth.”
9:17 So God said to Noah, “This is the guarantee of the covenant that I am confirming between me and all living things 211 that are on the earth.”
The Curse of Canaan
9:20 Noah, a man of the soil, 214 began to plant a vineyard. 215 9:21 When he drank some of the wine, he got drunk and uncovered himself 216 inside his tent. 9:22 Ham, the father of Canaan, 217 saw his father’s nakedness 218 and told his two brothers who were outside. 9:23 Shem and Japheth took the garment 219 and placed it on their shoulders. Then they walked in backwards and covered up their father’s nakedness. Their faces were turned 220 the other way so they did not see their father’s nakedness.
The lowest of slaves 226
he will be to his brothers.”
9:26 He also said,
“Worthy of praise is 227 the
May Canaan be the slave of Shem! 228
9:27 May God enlarge Japheth’s territory and numbers! 229
May he live 230 in the tents of Shem
and may Canaan be his slave!”
9:28 After the flood Noah lived 350 years. 9:29 The entire lifetime of Noah was 950 years, and then he died.
The Table of Nations
10:2 The sons of Japheth 234 were Gomer, 235 Magog, 236 Madai, 237 Javan, 238 Tubal, 239 Meshech, 240 and Tiras. 241 10:3 The sons of Gomer were 242 Askenaz, 243 Riphath, 244 and Togarmah. 245 10:4 The sons of Javan were Elishah, 246 Tarshish, 247 the Kittim, 248 and the Dodanim. 249 10:5 From these the coastlands of the nations were separated into their lands, every one according to its language, according to their families, by their nations.
10:6 The sons of Ham were Cush, 250 Mizraim, 251 Put, 252 and Canaan. 253 10:7 The sons of Cush were Seba, 254 Havilah, 255 Sabtah, 256 Raamah, 257 and Sabteca. 258 The sons of Raamah were Sheba 259 and Dedan. 260
10:8 Cush was the father of 261 Nimrod; he began to be a valiant warrior on the earth. 10:9 He was a mighty hunter 262 before the
10:15 Canaan was the father of 286 Sidon his firstborn, 287 Heth, 288 10:16 the Jebusites, 289 Amorites, 290 Girgashites, 291 10:17 Hivites, 292 Arkites, 293 Sinites, 294 10:18 Arvadites, 295 Zemarites, 296 and Hamathites. 297 Eventually the families of the Canaanites were scattered 10:19 and the borders of Canaan extended 298 from Sidon 299 all the way to 300 Gerar as far as Gaza, and all the way to 301 Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha. 10:20 These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, and by their nations.
10:22 The sons of Shem were Elam, 304 Asshur, 305 Arphaxad, 306 Lud, 307 and Aram. 308 10:23 The sons of Aram were Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash. 309 10:24 Arphaxad was the father of 310 Shelah, 311 and Shelah was the father of Eber. 312 10:25 Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg because in his days the earth was divided, 313 and his brother’s name was Joktan. 10:26 Joktan was the father of 314 Almodad, 315 Sheleph, 316 Hazarmaveth, 317 Jerah, 318 10:27 Hadoram, Uzal, 319 Diklah, 320 10:28 Obal, 321 Abimael, 322 Sheba, 323 10:29 Ophir, 324 Havilah, 325 and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan. 10:30 Their dwelling place was from Mesha all the way to 326 Sephar in the eastern hills. 10:31 These are the sons of Shem according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, and according to their nations.
10:32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, according to their genealogies, by their nations, and from these the nations spread 327 over the earth after the flood.