Amplified Bible

Genesis 6

The Corruption of Mankind

1Now it happened, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, 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. 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 [b]a hundred and twenty years.” There were Nephilim (men of stature, notorious men) on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God lived with the daughters of men, and they gave birth to their children. These were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown (great reputation, fame).

The Lord 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. The Lord [c]regretted that He had made mankind on the earth, and He was [deeply] grieved in His heart. 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.” But Noah found favor and grace in the eyes of the Lord.

These are the records of the generations (family history) of Noah. 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. 10 Now Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

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]. 12 God looked on the earth and saw how debased and degenerate it was, for all humanity had corrupted their way on the earth and lost their true direction.

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. 14 Make yourself an [e]ark of [f]gopher wood; make in it rooms (stalls, pens, coops, nests, cages, compartments) and [g]coat it inside and out with pitch (bitumen). 15 This is the way you are to make it: the length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits (450’ x 75’ x 45’). 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. 17 For behold, I, even I, will bring a flood of waters on the earth, to destroy all life under the heavens in which there is the breath and spirit of life; everything that is on the land shall die. 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. 19 And of every living thing [found on land], you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. 20 Of fowls and birds according to their kind, of animals according to their kind, of every crawling thing of the ground according to its kind—two of every kind shall come to you to keep them alive. 21 Also take with you every kind of food that is edible, and you shall collect and store it; and it shall be food for you and for them.” 22 So Noah did this; according to all that God commanded him, that is what he did.

Notas al pie

  1. Genesis 6:2 This phrase has been interpreted as a reference to: (a) royalty or rulers possessed by fallen angels, (b) the descendants of Seth who called upon the Lord (see 4:26), or (c) fallen angels (cf Job 1:6).
  2. 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.
  3. Genesis 6:6 The expressions of regret and grief seen here do not mean that God acknowledged the creation of man as a mistake on His part. God is omniscient, knowing all things (Ps 139:16) and He knew that mankind would come into sin and wickedness. God grieved over the sin of man because it was appropriate for Him to do so.
  4. Genesis 6:13 Enoch (the descendant of Seth, not Cain) had warned these people (Jude 14, 15); Noah had preached righteousness to them (2 Pet 2:5); and God’s Spirit had been struggling with them (Gen 6:3). Yet they had rejected God.
  5. Genesis 6:14 The word “ark” comes from a Latin word (arca) for a box or chest. The design of the ark matched its purpose, which was not to travel through the water efficiently, but to be stable and have the greatest possible capacity for cargo. Also, such a vessel could be constructed relatively quickly, because there would be no need to form the wood used for the hull into efficient curves to maximize speed.
  6. Genesis 6:14 The type of wood is unknown. The name of the wood is a transliteration—not a translation—of the Hebrew, with no connection to the English word “gopher.”
  7. Genesis 6:14 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. Coating the ark with pitch on the outside as well as the inside was very practical. 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. 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. It was imperative for him to have absolute faith in God, and to follow God’s directions word for word.
  8. Genesis 6:16 Or roof.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 6


1人类在地上逐渐增多,生了女儿。 上帝的儿子们[a]看见人的女儿漂亮,就随意选来做妻子。 耶和华说:“人既然是血肉之躯,我的灵不会永远住在人的里面,然而人还可以活一百二十年。” 从那时起,地上出现了一些巨人,他们是上古有名的勇士,是上帝的儿子和人的女儿所生的后代。

耶和华看见人罪恶深重,心中终日思想恶事, 就后悔在地上造了人,心里伤痛, 说:“我要把所造的人从地上除掉,连同一切飞禽走兽和爬虫都除掉,我后悔造了他们。” 只有挪亚在耶和华面前蒙恩。



挪亚是个义人,在当时的世代是个纯全无过的人,他与上帝同行。 10 挪亚生了三个儿子:闪、含和雅弗。

11 当时的世界在上帝眼中非常败坏,充满了暴行。 12 上帝看见世界败坏了,因为世人行为败坏。 13 祂对挪亚说:“世人恶贯满盈,他们的结局到了。我要把他们跟大地一起毁灭。 14 你要为自己用歌斐木建造一艘方舟,里面要有舱房,内外都要涂上柏油。 15 你建造的方舟要长一百三十三米,宽二十二米,高十三米。 16 舟顶要有五十厘米高的透光口,门开在方舟的侧面,整艘方舟要分为上、中、下三层。 17 看啊,我要使洪水在地上泛滥,毁灭天下。地上一切有气息的生灵都要灭亡。 18 但我要跟你立约,你与妻子、儿子和儿媳都可以进方舟。 19 每种动物你要带两只进方舟,雌雄各一只,好保存它们的生命。 20 各种飞禽走兽和爬虫要按种类每样一对到你那里,好保住生命。 21 你要为自己和这些动物预备各种食物,贮存起来。”

22 挪亚就照着上帝的吩咐把事情都办好了。

Notas al pie

  1. 6:2 上帝的儿子”可能指塞特的后代,天使或有权势的人。