Bible: Genesis 5-7:1

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 

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