Bible: Gen 5-10

From Adam to Noah

5:1 This is the record 1  of the family line 2  of Adam.

When God created humankind, 3  he made them 4  in the likeness of God. 5:2 He created them male and female; when they were created, he blessed them and named them “humankind.” 5 

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 Lord has cursed.” 5:30 Lamech lived 595 years after he became the father of Noah, and he had other 23  sons and daughters. 5:31 The entire lifetime of Lamech was 777 years, and then he died.

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 Lord said, “My spirit will not remain in 29  humankind indefinitely, 30  since 31  they 32  are mortal. 33  They 34  will remain for 120 more years.” 35 

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 Lord saw 42  that the wickedness of humankind had become great on the earth. Every inclination 43  of the thoughts 44  of their minds 45  was only evil 46  all the time. 47  6:6 The Lord regretted 48  that he had made humankind on the earth, and he was highly offended. 49  6:7 So the Lord said, “I will wipe humankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth – everything from humankind to animals, 50  including creatures that move on the ground and birds of the air, for I regret that I have made them.”

6:8 But 51  Noah found favor 52  in the sight of 53  the Lord.

The Judgment of the Flood

6:9 This is the account of Noah. 54 

Noah was a godly man; he was blameless 55 

among his contemporaries. 56  He 57  walked with 58  God. 6:10 Noah had 59  three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

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 sonswives 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.

6:22 And Noah did all 89  that God commanded him – he did indeed. 90 

7:1 The Lord said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you and all your household, for I consider you godly among this generation. 91  7:2 You must take with you seven 92  of every kind of clean animal, 93  the male and its mate, 94  two of every kind of unclean animal, the male and its mate, 7:3 and also seven 95  of every kind of bird in the sky, male and female, 96  to preserve their offspring 97  on the face of the earth. 7:4 For in seven days 98  I will cause it to rain 99  on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the ground every living thing that I have made.”

7:5 And Noah did all 100  that the Lord commanded him.

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 sonswives 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 sonsthree 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 Lord shut him in.

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 Lord 125  destroyed 126  every living thing that was on the surface of the ground, including people, animals, creatures that creep along the ground, and birds of the sky. 127  They were wiped off the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark survived. 128  7:24 The waters prevailed over 129  the earth for 150 days.

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 

8:6 At the end of forty days, 139  Noah opened the window he had made in the ark 140  8:7 and sent out a raven; it kept flying 141  back and forth until the waters had dried up on the earth.

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 sonswives 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 sonswives. 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 Lord. He then took some of every kind of clean animal and clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 159  8:21 And the Lord smelled the soothing aroma 160  and said 161  to himself, 162 I will never again curse 163  the ground because of humankind, even though 164  the inclination of their minds 165  is evil from childhood on. 166  I will never again destroy everything that lives, as I have just done.

8:22While 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 

9:6Whoever 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

9:18 The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Now Ham was the father of Canaan.) 212  9:19 These were the sons of Noah, and from them the whole earth was populated. 213 

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.

9:24 When Noah awoke from his drunken stupor 221  he learned 222  what his youngest son had done 223  to him. 9:25 So he said,

Cursed 224  be Canaan! 225 

The lowest of slaves 226 

he will be to his brothers.”

9:26 He also said,

Worthy of praise is 227  the Lord, the God of Shem!

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

10:1 This is the account 231  of Noah’s sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Sons 232  were born 233  to them after the flood.

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 Lord. 263  (That is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord.”) 10:10 The primary regions 264  of his kingdom were Babel, 265  Erech, 266  Akkad, 267  and Calneh 268  in the land of Shinar. 269  10:11 From that land he went 270  to Assyria, 271  where he built Nineveh, 272  Rehoboth-Ir, 273  Calah, 274  10:12 and Resen, which is between Nineveh and the great city Calah. 275 

10:13 Mizraim 276  was the father of 277  the Ludites, 278  Anamites, 279  Lehabites, 280  Naphtuhites, 281  10:14 Pathrusites, 282  Casluhites 283  (from whom the Philistines came), 284  and Caphtorites. 285 

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.

10:21 And sons were also born 302  to Shem (the older brother of Japheth), 303  the father of all the sons of Eber.

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.

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