Genesis 6 - And it was [not] good
Genesis 6 contains both one of the weirdest passages and the most significant passages in the Bible.
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Genesis 6 (ESV)
man began to multiply on the face of the land
and daughters were born to them,
2 the sons of God
saw that the daughters of man were attractive.
And they took as their wives any they chose.
3 Then the Lord said,
“My Spirit shall not abide in man forever,
for he is flesh:
his days shall be 120 years.”
4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward,
when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them.
These were the mighty men who were of old,
the men of renown.
5 The Lord saw
that the wickedness of man was great in the earth,
of the thoughts of his heart
was only evil continually.
6 And the Lord
regretted that he had made man on the earth,
and it grieved him to his heart.
7 So the Lord said,
“I will blot out man
whom I have created
from the face of the land,
man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens,
for I am sorry that I have made them.”
8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.
9 These are the generations of Noah.
was a righteous man,
blameless in his generation.
Noah walked with God.
10 And Noah had three sons,
11 Now the earth
was corrupt in God’s sight,
and the earth was filled with violence.
12 And God saw the earth,
it was corrupt,
for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.
13 And God said to Noah,
“I have determined to make an end of all flesh,
for the earth is filled with violence through them.
Behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
14 Make yourself an ark of gopher wood.
Make rooms in the ark,
and cover it inside and out with pitch.
15 This is how you are to make it:
the length of the ark 300 cubits,
its breadth 50 cubits,
and its height 30 cubits.
16 Make a roof for the ark,
and finish it to a cubit above,
and set the door of the ark in its side.
Make it with lower, second, and third decks.
17 For behold,
I will bring
a flood of waters
upon the earth