Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access, Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, black (indexed), Amplified Compact Holy Bible--soft leather-look, camel/burgundy, Amplified Study Bible, Large Print, Imitation Leather, Brown, Amplified Large-Print Bible--bonded leather, burgundy. 2 The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair, and they took wives of all they desired and chose. 11 The [population of the] earth was corrupt [absolutely depraved—spiritually and morally putrid] in God’s sight, and the land was filled with violence [desecration, infringement, outrage, assault, and lust for power]. 6 When men began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, 2 The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair, and they took wives of all they desired and chose. One of the worst jobs on the old wooden ships was to re-coat the inside bottom of the hull when water had seeped in, because the crewman had to quickly pave hot pitch on the hull under the water, which cooled the pitch as he worked and made the job all the more difficult—thus the nautical saying, “the devil (referring to the seam in the hull planking) to pay (i.e. 8 But Noah found grace (favor) in the eyes of the Lord. Noah was a just and righteous man, blameless in his [evil] generation; Noah walked [in habitual fellowship] with God. Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation, Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC). 13 God said to Noah, I intend to make an end of all flesh, for through men the land is filled with violence; and behold, I will [a]destroy them and the land. This prevented water from seeping into the ark through the seams between the wooden planks, and may also have served to protect the wood from becoming saturated with water. These were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. 20 Of fowls and birds according to their kinds, of beasts according to their kinds, of every creeping thing of the ground according to its kind—two of every sort shall come in with you, that they may be kept alive. Yet they had rejected God and were without excuse. 15 And this is the way you are to make it: the length of the ark shall be 300 cubits, its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits [that is, 450 ft. x 75 ft. x 45 ft.]. 16 You shall make a roof or window [a place for light] for the ark and finish it to a cubit [at least 18 inches] above–and the door of the ark you shall put in the side of it; and you shall make it … Noah was a righteous man [one who was just and had right standing with God], blameless in his [evil] generation; Noah walked (lived) [in habitual fellowship] with God. pave with pitch).” The problem was eliminated or minimized on the ark, but Noah, due to his complete inexperience with sea-going vessels, would not even have known about the potential problem himself. 1Now it happened, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, 2that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful and desirable; and they took … 6 The Lord [c]regretted that He had made mankind on the earth, and He was [deeply] grieved in His heart. 16 You shall make a roof or [b]window [a place for light] for the ark and finish it to a cubit [at least 18 inches] above—and the [c]door of the ark you shall put in the side of it; and you shall make it with lower, second, and third stories. 3 Then the Lord said, My Spirit shall not forever dwell and strive with man, for he also is flesh; but his days shall yet be 120 years. This may refer to the time given man to repent before the flood, or to the normative human life span after the flood. 7 So the Lord said, “I will destroy (annihilate) mankind whom I have created from the surface of the earth—not only man, but the animals and the crawling things and the birds of the air—because it [deeply] grieves Me [to see mankind’s sin] and I regret that I have made them.” 8 But Noah found favor and grace in the eyes of the Lord. 1 WHEN MEN began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, 2 The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair, and they took wives of all they desired and chose. 5 The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination and intention of all human thinking was only evil continually. Genesis 6 Increasing Corruption on Earth. “Here can only be meant an entrance which was afterward closed, and only opened again at the end of the flood. 16 Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had not borne him any children, and she had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar. Noah’s ark possibly had a window area large enough to admit light and provide ventilation. God is omniscient, knowing all things (Ps 139:16) and He knew that mankind would come into sin and wickedness. Coating the ark with pitch on the outside as well as the inside was very practical. 3 Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive and remain with man forever, because he is indeed flesh [sinful, corrupt—given over to sensual appetites]; nevertheless his days shall yet be [] a hundred and twenty years.” 6 The L ord # The expressions of regret and grief seen here do not mean that God acknowledged the creation of man as a mistake on His part. Genesis 16 Amplified Bible (AMP) Sarai and Hagar. Enoch had warned these people (Jude 14, 15); Noah had preached righteousness to them (II Pet. 18 But I will establish My covenant (promise, pledge) with you, and you shall come into the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. Genesis 6:3 This may refer to the time given man to repent before the flood, or to the normative human life span after the flood. 16 You shall make a [h]window [for light and ventilation] for the ark, and finish it to at least a cubit (eighteen inches) from the top—and set the [entry] door of the ark in its side; and you shall make it with lower, second and third decks. 5 The L ord saw that the wickedness (depravity) of man was great on the earth, and that every imagination or intent of the thoughts of his heart were only evil continually. 10 And Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 22 Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him. Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. Genesis 6 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC). 6 Now it happened, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the [a]sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful and desirable; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose and desired. Yet they had rejected God. 13 God said to Noah, “I intend to make an end of all that lives, for through men the land is filled with violence; and behold, I am about to [d]destroy them together with the land. 18 But I will establish My covenant (solemn promise, formal agreement) with you; and you shall come into the ark—you and your [three] sons and your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. And since there were three stories of the ark, the word is to be understood, perhaps, of three entrances capable of being closed, and to which there would have been constructed a way of access from the outside” (J.P. 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