|5 And Yahweh saw that the evil of humans was
great in the earth and all the inclination of the thoughts of their heart
was only evil all day.
6 And Yahweh regretted that he had made humans in the earth, and he
was grieved to his heart.
7 And Yahweh said, "I shall wipe out the humans which I have created
from the face of the earth, from human to beast to creeping thing to bird
of the heavens, for I regret that I have made them."
8 But Noah found favor in Yahweh's eyes.
1 And Yahweh said to Noah, "Come, you and all your household,
to the ark, for I have seen you as righteous before me in this generation.
2 Of all the clean beasts, take yourself seven pairs, man and his woman;
and of the beasts which are not clean, two, man and his woman.
3 Also of the birds of the heavens seven pairs, male and female, to
keep alive seed on the face of the earth.
4 For in seven more days I shall rain on the earth forty days and forty
nights, and I shall wipe out all the substance that I have made from upon
the face of the earth."
5 And Noah did according to all that Yahweh had commanded him.
7 And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him came
to the ark from before the waters of the flood.
10 And seven days later the waters of the flood were on the earth.
12 And there was rain on the earth, forty days and forty nights.
16 . . . And Yahweh closed it for him.
17 And the flood was on the earth for forty days and forty nights,
and the waters multiplied and raised the ark, and it was lifted from the
18 And the waters grew strong and multiplied greatly on the earth,
and the ark went on the surface of the waters.
19 And the waters grew very very strong on the earth, and they covered
all the high mountains that are under all the heavens.
20 Fifteen cubits above, the waters grew stronger, and they covered
22 Everything that had the breathing spirit of life in its nostrils,
everything that was on the dry ground, died.
23 And he wiped out all the substance that was on the face of the earth,
from human to beast, to creeping thing, and to bird of the heavens, and
they were wiped out from the earth, and only Noah and those who were with
him in the ark were left.
6 And it was at the end of forty days, and Noah opened the window
of the ark which he had made.
8 And he sent out a dove from him to see whether the waters had eased
from the face of the earth.
9 And the dove did not find a resting place for its foot, and it returned
to him to the ark, for waters were on the face of the earth, and he put
out his hand and took it and brought it to him to the ark.
10 And he waited seven more days, and he again sent out a dove from
11 And the dove came to him at evening time, and here was an olive
leaf torn off in its mouth, and Noah knew that the waters had eased from
12 And he waited seven more days, and he sent out a dove, and it did
not return to him ever again.
13 . . . And Noah turned back the covering of the ark and looked, and
here the face of the earth had dried.
20 And Noah built an altar to Yahweh, and he took some of each of the
clean beasts and of each of the clean birds, and he offered sacrifices
on the altar.
21 And Yahweh smelled the pleasant smell, and Yahweh said to his heart,
"I shall not again curse the ground on man's account, for the inclination
of the human heart is evil from their youth, and I shall not again strike
all the living as I have done.
22 All the rest of the days of the earth, seed and harvest, and cold
and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
|9 These are the generation of Noah:
Noah was a righteous man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with
10 And Noah sired three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 And the earth was corrupted before God, and the earth was filled
12 And God saw the earth, and here it was corrupted, for all flesh
had corrupted its way on the earth.
13 And God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before me,
for the earth is filled with violence because of them, and here I am going
to destroy them with the earth.
14 Make yourself an ark of gopher wood, make rooms with the ark, and
pitch it outside and inside with pitch.
15 And this is how you shall make it: Three hundred cubits the length
of the ark, fifty cubits its width, and thirty cubits its height.
16 You shall make a window for the ark, and you shall finish it to
a cubit from the top, and you shall make an entrance to the ark in its
side. You shall make lower, second, and third stories for it.
17 And here I am bringing the flood, water over the earth, to destroy
all flesh in which is the breath of life from under the heavens. Everything
which is on the land will die.
18 And I shall establish my covenant with you. And you shall come to
the ark, you and your sons and your wife and your sons' wives with you.
19 And of all the living, of all flesh, you shall bring two to the
ark to keep alive with you, they shall be male and female.
20 Of the birds according to their kind, and of the beasts according
to their kind, and of all the creeping things of the earth according to
their kind, two of each will come to you to keep alive.
21 And you, take for yourself of all food which will be eaten and gather
it to you, and it will be for you and for them for food."
22 And Noah did according to all that God commanded him -- so he did.
6 And Noah was six hundred years old, and the flood was on the
8 Of the clean beasts and of the beasts which were not clean, and of
the birds and of all those which creep upon the earth,
9 two of each came to Noah to the ark, male and female, as God had
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, in
the seventeenth day of the month, on this day all the fountains of the
great deep were broken up, and the windows of the heavens were opened.
13 In this very day, Noah and Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah,
and Noah's wife and his sons' three wives with them came to the ark,
14 They and all the living things according to their kind, and all
the beasts according to their kind, and all the creeping things that creep
on the earth according to their kind, and all the birds according to their
kind, and every winged bird.
15 And they came to Noah to the ark, two of each, of all flesh in which
is the breath of life.
16 And those which came were male and female, some of all flesh came,
as God had commanded him. . . .
21 And all flesh, those that creep on the earth, the birds, the beasts,
and the wild animals, and all the swarming things that swarm on the earth,
and all the humans expired.
24 And the waters grew strong on the earth a hundred fifty days.
1 And God remembered Noah and all the living, and all the beasts
that were with him in the ark, and God passed a wind over the earth, and
the waters were decreased.
2 And the fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were
shut, . . .
3 . . . And the waters were abated at the end of a hundred fifty days.
4 And the ark rested, in the seventh month, in the seventeenth day
of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.
5 And the waters continued receding until the tenth month; in the tenth
month, on the first of the month, the tops of the mountains appeared.
7 And he sent out a raven, and it went back and forth until the waters
dried up from the earth.
13 And it was in the six hundred and first year, in the first month,
on the first of the month, the waters dried from the earth.
14 And in the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month,
the earth dried up.
15 And God spoke to Noah, saying,
16 "Go out from the ark, you and your wife and your sons' wives with
17 All the living things that are with you, of all flesh, of the birds,
and of the beasts, and of all the creeping things that creep on the earth,
that go out with you, shall swarm in the earth and be fruitful and multiply
in the earth."
18 And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives went out.
19 All the living things, all the creeping things and all the birds,
all that creep on the earth, by their families, they went out of the ark.