1 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and
daughters were born to them,
2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were pleasing; and they took
wives for themselves of all whom they chose.
3 And Jehovah said, My Spirit shall not continually strive with man, for indeed it is in
flesh to sin; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.
4 There were giants on the earth in those days. And also afterward, when the sons of
God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them, these were the
mighty men from antiquity, men of renown.
5 And Jehovah saw that the evil of man was great on the earth, and that every imagination
of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all day long.
6 And Jehovah regretted that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved to His
7 And Jehovah said, I will obliterate man whom I have created from off the face of the
earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and flying creatures of the heavens, for I regret
having made them.
8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of Jehovah.
9 These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generation.
Noah walked with God.
10 And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12 And God looked upon the earth, and behold it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted
their way upon the earth.
13 And God said to Noah, The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is
filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them along with the earth.
14 Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and
out with pitch.
15 And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits,
its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.
16 You shall make a window for the ark, and you shall finish it to a cubit from above; and
set the door of the ark in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third levels.
17 And behold I, even I, am bringing a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy from
under the heavens all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth
18 And I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark; you, your
sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you.
19 And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to
keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.
20 Of flying creatures after their kind, of animals after their kind, and of every creeping
thing of the earth after its kind, two of every kind will come in to you, to keep them alive.
21 And take for yourself of all food that is eaten, and gather it to yourself; and it shall be
food for you and for them.
22 Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.