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Genesis 6 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Nephilim and the Daughters of Men

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Now it happened, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:2 - that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were good in appearance; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:3 - Then Yahweh said, “My Spirit shall not [fn]strive with man forever [fn]because he indeed is flesh; [fn]nevertheless his days shall be 120 years.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:4 - The Nephilim were 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. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
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Then Yahweh saw that the evil of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:6 - And Yahweh regretted that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved [fn]in His heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:7 - And Yahweh said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the [fn]sky; for I regret that I have made them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:8 - But Noah found favor in the eyes of Yahweh.

The Generations of Noah

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These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, [fn]blameless among those in his generations; Noah walked with God.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:10 - And Noah [fn]became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
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Now the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:12 - And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.
(Heb 11:7; 1Pe 3:20 )
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Then God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:14 - “Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; you shall make the ark with rooms, and you shall [fn]cover it inside and out with pitch.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:15 - “Now this is how you shall make it: the length of the ark [fn]300 cubits, its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:16 - “You shall make a [fn]window for the ark, and complete it to one [fn]cubit from [fn]the top; and set the door of the ark in the side of it; you shall make it with lower, second, and third decks.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:17 - “As for Me, behold I am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall breathe its last.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:18 - “But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:19 - “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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:20 - “Of the birds after their kind, and of the animals after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:21 - “As for you, take for yourself some of all food which is edible, and gather it to yourself; and it shall be for food for you and for them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:22 - Thus Noah did; according to all that God had commanded him, so he did.
LSB Footnotes
Or rule in; some ancient versions abide in
Or in his going astray he is flesh
Or therefore
Lit to
Lit heavens
Or having integrity; lit complete, perfect
Lit begot
Or pitch
Approx. 450 ft. long, 75 ft. wide, and 45 ft. high or 135 m, 23 m, and 14 m
Or roof
A cubit was approx. 18 in. or 45 cm
Lit above

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