New King James Version
5 Then [a]the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every (A)intent[b] of the thoughts of his heart was only evil [c]continually. 6 And (B)the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and (C)He was grieved in His (D)heart. 7 So the Lord said, “I will (E)destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” 8 But Noah (F)found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
Noah Pleases God
11 The earth also was corrupt (J)before God, and the earth was (K)filled with violence. 12 So God (L)looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for (M)all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.
The Ark Prepared(N)
13 And God said to Noah, (O)“The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; (P)and behold, (Q)I will destroy them with the earth. 14 Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make [e]rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch. 15 And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred [f]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 decks. 17 (R)And behold, I Myself am bringing (S)floodwaters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall (T)die. 18 But I will establish My (U)covenant with you; and (V)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 (W)two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. 20 Of the birds after their kind, of animals after their kind, and of every creeping thing of the earth after its kind, two of every kind (X)will come to you to keep them alive. 21 And you shall take for yourself of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather it to yourself; and it shall be food for you and for them.”
The Great Flood(AB)
7 Then the (AC)Lord said to Noah, (AD)“Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that (AE)you are righteous before Me in this generation. 2 You shall take with you seven each of every (AF)clean animal, a male and his female; (AG)two each of animals that are unclean, a male and his female; 3 also seven each of birds of the air, male and female, to keep [g]the species alive on the face of all the earth. 4 For after (AH)seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth (AI)forty days and forty nights, and I will [h]destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made.” 5 (AJ)And Noah did according to all that the Lord commanded him. 6 Noah was (AK)six hundred years old when the floodwaters were on the earth.
7 (AL)So Noah, with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood. 8 Of clean animals, of animals that are unclean, of birds, and of everything that creeps on the earth, 9 two by two they went into the ark to Noah, male and female, as God had commanded Noah. 10 And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth. 11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on (AM)that day all (AN)the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the (AO)windows of heaven were opened. 12 (AP)And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 On the very same day Noah and Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark— 14 (AQ)they and every beast after its kind, all cattle after their kind, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, every bird of every (AR)sort. 15 And they (AS)went into the ark to Noah, two by two, of all flesh in which is the breath of life. 16 So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in (AT)as God had commanded him; and the Lord shut him in.
17 (AU)Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. 18 The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, (AV)and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters. 19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered. 20 The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered. 21 (AW)And all flesh died that moved on [i]the earth: birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man. 22 All in (AX)whose nostrils was the breath [j]of the spirit of life, all that was on the dry land, died. 23 So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only (AY)Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive. 24 (AZ)And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days.
8 Then God (BA)remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. (BB)And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided. 2 (BC)The fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were also (BD)stopped, and (BE)the rain from heaven was restrained. 3 And the waters receded continually from the earth. At the end (BF)of the hundred and fifty days the waters decreased. 4 Then the ark rested in the seventh month, the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat. 5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.
6 So it came to pass, at the end of forty days, that Noah opened (BG)the window of the ark which he had made. 7 Then he sent out a raven, which kept going to and fro until the waters had dried up from the earth. 8 He also sent out from himself a dove, to see if the waters had receded from the face of the ground. 9 But the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot, and she returned into the ark to him, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth. So he put out his hand and took her, and drew her into the ark to himself. 10 And he waited yet another seven days, and again he sent the dove out from the ark. 11 Then the dove came to him in the evening, and behold, a freshly plucked olive leaf was in her mouth; and Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth. 12 So he waited yet another seven days and sent out the dove, which did not return again to him anymore.
13 And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, that the waters were dried up from the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and indeed the surface of the ground was dry. 14 And in the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dried.
15 Then God spoke to Noah, saying, 16 “Go out of the ark, (BH)you and your wife, and your sons and your sons’ wives with you. 17 Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you: birds and cattle and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, so that they may abound on the earth, and (BI)be fruitful and multiply on the earth.” 18 So Noah went out, and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him. 19 Every animal, every creeping thing, every bird, and whatever creeps on the earth, according to their families, went out of the ark.
God’s Covenant with Creation
20 Then Noah built an (BJ)altar to the Lord, and took of (BK)every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered (BL)burnt offerings on the altar. 21 And the Lord smelled (BM)a soothing aroma. Then the Lord said in His heart, “I will never again (BN)curse the ground for man’s sake, although the (BO)imagination[k] of man’s heart is evil from his youth; (BP)nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.
- Genesis 6:5 So with MT, Tg.; Vg. God; LXX Lord God
- Genesis 6:5 thought
- Genesis 6:5 all the day
- Genesis 6:9 blameless or having integrity
- Genesis 6:14 Lit. compartments or nests
- Genesis 6:15 A cubit is about 18 inches.
- Genesis 7:3 Lit. seed
- Genesis 7:4 Lit. blot out
- Genesis 7:21 the land
- Genesis 7:22 LXX, Vg. omit of the spirit
- Genesis 8:21 intent or thought
New International Version
5 The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth,(A) and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.(B) 6 The Lord regretted(C) that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. 7 So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth(D) the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.(E)” 8 But Noah(F) found favor in the eyes of the Lord.(G)
Noah and the Flood
9 This is the account(H) of Noah and his family.
11 Now the earth was corrupt(N) in God’s sight and was full of violence.(O) 12 God saw how corrupt(P) the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.(Q) 13 So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy(R) both them and the earth.(S) 14 So make yourself an ark of cypress[a] wood;(T) make rooms in it and coat it with pitch(U) inside and out. 15 This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high.[b] 16 Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit[c] high all around.[d] Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks. 17 I am going to bring floodwaters(V) on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish.(W) 18 But I will establish my covenant with you,(X) and you will enter the ark(Y)—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. 19 You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you.(Z) 20 Two(AA) of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind(AB) of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive.(AC) 21 You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.”
22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.(AD)
7 The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family,(AE) because I have found you righteous(AF) in this generation. 2 Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean(AG) animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, 3 and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive(AH) throughout the earth. 4 Seven days from now I will send rain(AI) on the earth(AJ) for forty days(AK) and forty nights,(AL) and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.(AM)”
5 And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.(AN)
6 Noah was six hundred years old(AO) when the floodwaters came on the earth. 7 And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives entered the ark(AP) to escape the waters of the flood. 8 Pairs of clean and unclean(AQ) animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, 9 male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah.(AR) 10 And after the seven days(AS) the floodwaters came on the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life,(AT) on the seventeenth day of the second month(AU)—on that day all the springs of the great deep(AV) burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens(AW) were opened. 12 And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.(AX)
13 On that very day Noah and his sons,(AY) Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark.(AZ) 14 They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind,(BA) everything with wings. 15 Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark.(BB) 16 The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah.(BC) Then the Lord shut him in.
17 For forty days(BD) the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. 18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered.(BE) 20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits.[e][f] (BF) 21 Every living thing that moved on land perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind.(BG) 22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life(BH) in its nostrils died. 23 Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth.(BI) Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.(BJ)
24 The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.(BK)
8 But God remembered(BL) Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth,(BM) and the waters receded. 2 Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens(BN) had been closed, and the rain(BO) had stopped falling from the sky. 3 The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days(BP) the water had gone down, 4 and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month(BQ) the ark came to rest on the mountains(BR) of Ararat.(BS) 5 The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.
6 After forty days(BT) Noah opened a window he had made in the ark 7 and sent out a raven,(BU) and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth.(BV) 8 Then he sent out a dove(BW) to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground. 9 But the dove could find nowhere to perch because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark. 10 He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark. 11 When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth.(BX) 12 He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him.
13 By the first day of the first month of Noah’s six hundred and first year,(BY) the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry. 14 By the twenty-seventh day of the second month(BZ) the earth was completely dry.
15 Then God said to Noah, 16 “Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives.(CA) 17 Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you—the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground—so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number on it.”(CB)
18 So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives.(CC) 19 All the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the birds—everything that moves on land—came out of the ark, one kind after another.
20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord(CD) and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean(CE) birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings(CF) on it. 21 The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma(CG) and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground(CH) because of humans, even though[g] every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood.(CI) And never again will I destroy(CJ) all living creatures,(CK) as I have done.
- Genesis 6:14 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
- Genesis 6:15 That is, about 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high or about 135 meters long, 23 meters wide and 14 meters high
- Genesis 6:16 That is, about 18 inches or about 45 centimeters
- Genesis 6:16 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
- Genesis 7:20 That is, about 23 feet or about 6.8 meters
- Genesis 7:20 Or rose more than fifteen cubits, and the mountains were covered
- Genesis 8:21 Or humans, for