1 And it came to pass, when man began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born to them,
2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of man that they were fair; and they took for themselves wives of all who they chose.
3 And Yahweh said, My spirit will not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh: and his days will be 120 years.
4 The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man, and they bore [children] to them: the same were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.
5 And Yahweh saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And it repented Yahweh that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And Yahweh said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the ground; both man and beast, and creeping things, and birds of the heavens; for it repents me that I have made them.
8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of Yahweh.
9 These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, [and] perfect in his generations: Noah walked with God.
10 And Noah begot three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12 And God saw the earth, and, look, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their 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 through them; and, look, I will destroy them from the earth.
14 Make an ark of gopher wood. You will make the ark with a series of compartments, and will pitch it inside and outside with pitch.
15 And this is how you will make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits, the width of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
16 You will make a light to the ark, and to a cubit you will finish it upward; and the door of the ark you will set in its side; with lower, second, and third stories you will make it.
17 And I, look, I do bring the flood of waters on the earth, to destroy all flesh, in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is in the earth will die.
18 But I will establish my covenant with you; and you will come into the ark, you, and your sons, and your wife, and your sons' wives with you.
19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort you will bring into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they will be male and female.
20 Of the birds after their kind, and of the cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every sort will come to you, to keep them alive.
21 And you take to yourself of all food that is eaten, and gather it to you; and it will be for food for you, and for them.
22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.