BERĔSHITH 6 (Genesis 6)

1  And it came to be, when men began to increase on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,

2 that the sons of Elohim saw the daughters of men, that they were good. And they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.

3 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said, “My Ruaḥ shall not strive with mankind forever in his going astray. He is flesh, and his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”

4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of Elohim came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, the men of name.

5 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

6 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.

7 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said, “I am going to wipe off man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping creature and birds of the shamayim, for I am sorry that I have made them.”

8 But Noaḥ found favour in the eyes of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

9 This is the genealogy of Noaḥ. Noaḥ was a righteous man, perfect in his generations. Noaḥ walked with Elohim.

10 And Noaḥ brought forth three sons: Shĕm, Ḥam and Yepheth.

11 And the earth was corrupt before Elohim, and the earth was filled with violence.

12 And Elohim looked upon the earth and saw that it was corrupt – for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth –

13 and Elohim said to Noaḥ, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them. And see, I am going to destroy them from the earth.

14 “Make yourself an ark of gopher-wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with tar.

15 “And this is how you are to make it: The length of the ark is three hundred ammah, its width fifty ammah, and its height thirty ammah.

16 “Make a window for the ark, and complete it to an ammah from above. And put the door of the ark in its side. Make it with lower, second, and third decks.

17 “And see, I Myself am bringing floodwaters on the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life from under the shamayim – all that is on the earth is to die.

18 “And I shall establish My Covenant with you, and you shall come into the ark, you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.

19 “And of all the living creatures of all flesh, two of each, you are to bring into the ark, to keep them alive with you – a male and a female.

20 “Of the birds after their kind, and of the cattle after their kind, and of all creeping creatures of the earth after their kind, two of each are to come to you, to keep them alive.

21 “As for you, take of all food that is eaten and gather it to yourself. And it shall be food for you and for them.”

22 And Noaḥ did according to all that Elohim commanded him, so he did.