1 And Noe was five hundred years old, and he begot three sons, Sem, 1 Cham, and Japheth
2 And it came to pass when men began to be numerous upon the earth, and daughters were born to them, 3 that the 2 sons of God having seen the daughters of men that they were beautiful, took to themselves wives of all whom they chose. 4 And the Lord God said, My Spirit shall certainly not remain among these men for ever, because they are flesh, but their days shall be an hundred and twenty years. 5 Now the giants were upon the earth in those days; and after that when the sons of God were wont to go in to the daughters of men, they bore children to them, those were the giants of old, the men of renown.
6 And the Lord God having seen that the wicked actions of men were multiplied upon the earth and that everyone in his heart was intently brooding over evil contintually, 7 then God laid it to heart that he bad made man upon the earth, and he pondered it deeply. 8And God said, I will blot out man whom I have made from the face of the earth, even man with cattle, and reptiles with flying creatures of the sky, for I am 3 grieved that I have made them.
9 But Noe found grace before the Lord God. 10 And these are the generations of Noe. Noe was a just man; being perfect in his generation, Noe was well-pleasing to God. 11 And Noe begot three sons, Sem, 4Cham, Japheth. 12 But the earth was corrupted before God, and the earth was filled with iniquity. 13 And the Lord God saw the earth, and it was corrupted; because all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth. 14 And the Lord God said to Noe, A 5period of all men is come before me; because the earth has been filled with iniquity by them, and, behold, I destroy them and the earth.
15 Make therefore for thyself an ark of square timber; thou shalt make the ark in 6 compartments, and thou shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. 16 And thus shalt thou make the ark; three hundred cubits the length of the ark, and fifty cubits the breadth, and thirty cubits the height of it. 17 Thou shalt narrow the ark in
1 Alex. Chaph.
2 Alex. angels of God.
3 Gr. I have thought or reasoned. Alex. qumđqjn. I became angry.
4 Alex. Chaph.
5 Gr. The time of every man.
6 Gr. nests.
7 out of the side
8 Gr. flood, water.
9 Gr.two, two.
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