The LORD saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had
become, and that every
inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the
earth, and his heart was
filled with pain. So the LORD said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth—men and
animals, and creatures
that move along the ground, and birds of the air—for I am grieved that I have made them." But Noah found
favor in the eyes of the LORD.
This is the account of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked
with God. Noah had three
sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.
Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of
violence. God saw how
corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, "I am
going to put an end to all
people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.”