:B:1 When people began to increase on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that mens daugh ters were very beautiful, so they married those they chose. 3 Yahweh then said, My spirit will not remain in man forever, for he is flesh. His span of life will be one hundred and twenty years. 4 At that time there were giants on the earth, and afterwards as well, when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. These were the heroes of old, men of renown.
:B:5 Yahweh saw how great was the wickedness of man on the earth and that evil was always the only thought of his heart. 6 Yahweh regretted having created man on the earth and his heart grieved. 7 He said, I will destroy man whom I created and blot him out from the face of the earth, as well as the beasts, creeping creatures and birds, for I am sorry I made them. 8 But Noah was pleasing to God.
9Thisis the story of Noah. Noah was a just man, blameless among the people of his time, a man who walked with God.10Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham and Ja pheth.11The earth became corrupt in Gods sight and was full of violence. 12God saw the earth and saw it was corrupt, for corrupt, indeed, was the way of all mortals.
13Yahweh said to Noah, I have in mind to destroy all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. This is why I will destroy them and with them the earth.14As for you, build an ark of cypress wood. You will make rooms in the ark and coat it with pitch inside and outside.15This is the way you will do it: the length of the ark, four hundred and fifty feet
21Take with you every sort of food that is eaten. Make a store of it and it will be food for you and them.