Genesis 6
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Corruption on the Earth
(Matthew 24:36–51)

1And it came to passe, that when men began to be multiplied in the vpper face of the earth, there were daughters borne vnto the: 2And the sonnes of God also sawe the daughters of men that they were fayre, & they toke them wyues, such as theyliked, from among them all. 3And the Lorde sayde: My spirite shall not alwayes stryue with man, because he is fleshe: yet his dayes shalbe an hundreth and twentie yeres. 4But there were Giantes in those dayes in ye earth: yea & after that the sonnes of God came vnto the daughters of me, and hadde begotten chyldren of them, the same became myghtie men of the worlde, and men of renowme.

5But God sawe that the malice of man was great in the earth, and all the imagination of the thoughtes of his heart was only euyll euery day. 6And it repented the Lord that he had made man vpon the earth, & he was touched with sorowe in his heart. 7And the Lorde sayde: I wyll from the vpper face of the earth, destroy man whom I haue created, from man vnto cattell, vnto worme, and vnto foules of the ayre: For it repenteth me that I haue made them.

Noah’s Favor with God

8But Noah founde grace in the eyes of the Lorde.

9These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a iust man, and perfect in his generations: And Noah walked with God. 10Noah begat three sonnes, Sem, Ham, and Iapheth.

11The earth also was corrupt before God, and the same earth was fylled with crueltie. 12And God loked vpon the earth, and beholde it was corrupt: for all fleshe had corrupt his way vpon earth.

Preparing the Ark
(Hebrews 11:7)

13And God sayd vnto Noah: the ende of all fleshe is come before me, for the earth is fylled with crueltie through them, and beholde I wyl destroy them with the earth. 14Make thee an Arke of Pine trees: Habitations shalt thou make in the arke, and shalt pitch it within and with out with pitche. 15And of this fashion shalt thou make it: The length of the arke shalbe three hundreth cubites, the breadth of it fiftie cubites, & the height of it thirtie cubites. 16A wyndowe shalt thou make in the arke, and in a cubite shalt thou finishe it aboue: but the doore of the arke shalt thou set in the syde therof. With three loftes one aboue another shalt thou make it. 17And beholde, I, euen I do bryng a fludde of waters vpon the earth, to destroy all fleshe wherin is the breath of lyfe vnder heauen, and euery thyng that is in the earth shall perishe. 18With thee also wyll I make my couenaunt: and thou shalt come into the arke, thou and thy sonnes, thy wife, and thy sonnes wyues with thee. 19And of euery lyuyng thyng of all fleshe, a payre of euery one shalt thou bryng into the arke to kepe them alyue with thee, they shalbe male & female. 20Of fethered foules also after their kinde, and of all cattell after their kinde: of euery worme of the earth after his kynde, two of euery one shall come vnto thee, to kepe them alyue. 21And take thou with thee of all meate that is eaten, and thou shalt lay it vp with thee, that it may be meate for thee and them. 22Noah therfore dyd according vnto all that God commaunded hym euen so dyd he.

Bishops' Bible of 1568

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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