1And after a time, when men were increasing on the earth, and had daughters,
2The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair; and they took wives for themselves from those who were pleasing to them.
3And the Lord said, My spirit will not be in man for ever, for he is only flesh; so the days of his life will be a hundred and twenty years.
4There were men of great strength and size on the earth in those days; and after that, when the sons of God had connection with the daughters of men, they gave birth to children: these were the great men of old days, the men of great name.
5And the Lord saw that the sin of man was great on the earth, and that all the thoughts of his heart were evil.
6And the Lord had sorrow because he had made man on the earth, and grief was in his heart.
7And the Lord said, I will take away man, whom I have made, from the face of the earth, even man and beast and that which goes on the earth and every bird of the air; for I have sorrow for having made them.
8But Noah had grace in the eyes of God.
9These are the generations of Noah. Noah was an upright man and without sin in his generation: he went in the ways of God.
10And Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11And the earth was evil in God’s eyes and full of violent ways.
12And God, looking on the earth, saw that it was evil: for the way of all flesh had become evil on the earth.
13And God said to Noah, The end of all flesh has come; the earth is full of their violent doings, and now I will put an end to them with the earth.
14Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood with rooms in it, and make it safe from the water inside and out.
15And this is the way you are to make it: it is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide, and thirty cubits high.
16You are to put a window in the ark, a cubit from the roof, and a door in the side of it, and you are to make it with a lower and second and third floors.
17For truly, I will send a great flow of waters over the earth, for the destruction from under the heaven of all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything on the earth will come to an end.
18But with you I will make an agreement; and you will come into the ark, you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.
19And you will take with you into the ark two of every sort of living thing, and keep them safe with you; they will be male and female.
20Two of every sort of bird and cattle and of every sort of living thing which goes on the earth will you take with you to keep them from destruction.
21And make a store of every sort of food for yourself and them.
22And all these things Noah did; as God said, so he did.
1And the Lord said to Noah, Take all your family and go into the ark, for you only in this generation have I seen to be upright.
2Of every clean beast you will take seven males and seven females, and of the beasts which are not clean, two, the male and his female;
3And of the birds of the air, seven males and seven females, so that their seed may still be living on the face of the earth.
4For after seven days I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, for the destruction of every living thing which I have made on the face of the earth.
5And Noah did everything which the Lord said he was to do.
6And Noah was six hundred years old when the waters came flowing over all the earth.
7And Noah, with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives, went into the ark because of the flowing of the waters.
8Of clean beasts, and of beasts which are not clean, and of birds, and of everything which goes on the earth,
9In twos, male and female, they went into the ark with Noah, as God had said.
10And after the seven days, the waters came over all the earth.
11In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, all the fountains of the great deep came bursting through, and the windows of heaven were open;
12And rain came down on the earth for forty days and forty nights.
13On the same day Noah, with Shem, Ham, and Japheth, his sons, and his wife and his sons’ wives, went into the ark;
14And with them, every sort of beast and cattle, and every sort of thing which goes on the earth, and every sort of bird.
15They went with Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh in which is the breath of life.
16Male and female of all flesh went in, as God had said, and the ark was shut by the Lord.
17And for forty days the waters were over all the earth; and the waters were increased so that the ark was lifted up high over the earth.
18And the waters overcame everything and were increased greatly on the earth, and the ark was resting on the face of the waters.
19And the waters overcame everything on the earth; and all the mountains under heaven were covered.
20The waters went fifteen cubits higher, till all the mountains were covered.
21And destruction came on every living thing moving on the earth, birds and cattle and beasts and everything which went on the earth, and every man.
22Everything on the dry land, in which was the breath of life, came to its end.
23Every living thing on the face of all the earth, man and cattle and things moving on the face of the earth, and birds of the air, came to destruction: only Noah and those who were with him in the ark, were kept from death.
24And the waters were over the earth a hundred and fifty days.
A Psalm. Of David. When he went in flight from Absalom his son.
1 Lord, how greatly are they increased who make attacks on me! in great numbers they come against me.
2Unnumbered are those who say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. (Selah.)
3But your strength, O Lord, is round me, you are my glory and the lifter up of my head.
4I send up a cry to the Lord with my voice, and he gives me an answer from his holy hill. (Selah.)
5I took my rest in sleep, and then again I was awake; for the Lord was my support.
6I will have no fear, though ten thousand have come round me, putting themselves against me.
7Come to me, Lord; keep me safe, O my God; for you have given all my haters blows on their face-bones; the teeth of the evil-doers have been broken by you.
8Salvation comes from the Lord; your blessing is on your people. (Selah.)
27But I say to you who give ear to me, Have love for those who are against you, do good to those who have hate for you,
28Give blessing to those who give you curses, say prayers for those who are cruel to you.
29If a man gives you a blow on one side of your face, then let the other side be turned to him; from him who takes away your coat, do not keep back your robe.
30Give to everyone who comes with a request, and if a man takes away your property, make no attempt to get it back again.
31Do to others as you would have them do to you.
32If you have love for those who have love for you, what credit is it to you? for even sinners have love for those who have love for them.
33And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is it to you? for even sinners do the same.
34And if you let those have the use of your money, from whom you are hoping to get it back, what credit is it to you? even sinners do so to sinners, hoping to get back as much as they gave.
35But be loving to those who are against you and do them good, and give them your money, not giving up hope, and your reward will be great and you will be the sons of the Most High: for he is kind to evil men, and to those who have hard hearts.
36Be full of pity, even as your Father is full of pity.
37Be not judges of others, and you will not be judged: do not give punishment to others, and you will not get punishment yourselves: make others free, and you will be made free:
38Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, crushed down, full and running over, they will give to you. For in the same measure as you give, it will be given to you again.
39And he gave them teaching in the form of a story, saying, Is it possible for one blind man to be guide to another? will they not go falling together into a hole?
40The disciple is not greater than his master, but everyone whose learning is complete will be like his master.
41And why do you take note of the grain of dust in your brother’s eye, but take no note of the bit of wood which is in your eye?
42How will you say to your brother, Brother, let me take the grain of dust out of your eye, when you yourself do not see the bit of wood in your eye? O false one! first take the wood out of your eye and then you will see clearly to take the dust out of your brother’s eye.
43For no good tree gives bad fruit, and no bad tree gives good fruit.
44For every tree is judged by its fruit. Men do not get figs from thorns, or grapes from blackberry plants.
45The good man, out of the good store of his heart, gives good things; and the evil man, out of his evil store, gives evil: for out of the full store of the heart come the words of the mouth.
46Why do you say to me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
47Everyone who comes to me and gives ear to my words and does them, I will make clear to you what he is like:
48He is like a man building a house, who went deep and put the base of it on a rock; and when the water came up and the river was driving against that house, it was not moved, because the building was good.
49But he who gives hearing, without doing, is like a man building a house on the earth without a base for it; and when the force of the river came against it, straight away it came down; and the destruction of that house was great.