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Genesis 6

Wickedness in the World

1When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with[a] humans forever, for they are mortal[b]; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.”

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.

The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

Noah and the Flood

This is the account of Noah and his family.

Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. 10 Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.

11 Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. 12 God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. 13 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. 14 So make yourself an ark of cypress[c] wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. 15 This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high.[d] 16 Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit[e] high all around.[f] Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks. 17 I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. 18 But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. 19 You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. 20 Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive. 21 You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.”

22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.

Footnotes

  1. Genesis 6:3 Or My spirit will not remain in
  2. Genesis 6:3 Or corrupt
  3. Genesis 6:14 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
  4. Genesis 6:15 That is, about 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high or about 135 meters long, 23 meters wide and 14 meters high
  5. Genesis 6:16 That is, about 18 inches or about 45 centimeters
  6. Genesis 6:16 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.

O Livro

Gênesis 6

O dilúvio

11/2 As pessoas começaram a multiplicar­se na terra. Então, seres do mundo dos espíritos repararam na beleza das mulheres terrenas, e tomaram para si as que quiseram. E o Senhor disse: “O meu Espírito não continuará a ser desonrado pelo homem, visto que é todo ele mau. Dou­lhe 120 anos de vida.”

Naqueles dias, e mesmo depois, em que aqueles seres do mundo dos espíritos tiveram relações com as mulheres da terra, os filhos que lhes nasceram tornaram­se gigantes, que foram os heróis de grande fama de que nos falam os relatos da antiguidade. 5/6 E o Senhor viu que a maldade humana se tinha estendido multiplicadamente, e que a imaginação e os pensamentos dos seres humanos os levavam unicamente para o mal. Então teve pena de os ter criado.

“Tirarei da face da Terra tudo o que tem vida, desde o homem até aos próprios animais, inclusive répteis, aves, tudo. Porque estou bem triste de os ter feito”.

Noé, contudo, dava prazer ao Senhor com a sua vida.

9/10 Esta é a história da vida de Noé: Era o único que vivia com justiça e rectidão na terra naquele tempo. Conduzia a sua vida sempre de acordo com a vontade de Deus. E tinha três filhos: Sem, Cam e Jafete.

11/13 Entretanto a corrupção aumentava em toda a terra. E Deus via isso. A violência alastrava por toda a parte. Portanto Deus, ao verificar como todo o género humano se tinha deixado arrastar para a depravação e o vício, disse a Noé: “Decidi acabar com toda a humanidade, porque a terra está cheia de crime e perversão por causa do ser humano. Por isso os destruirei.

14/16 Faz então uma embarcação, com madeira resinosa, e que tenha compartimentos no interior. Reveste­a de alcatrão no interior e no exterior. Terá de ter 150 metros de comprimento, 25 de largura e 15 de altura. Terá uma abertura na parte de cima, meio metro logo abaixo do telhado, e no interior haverá três andares. E coloca uma porta de lado. 17 Porque tenciono cobrir toda a terra com uma imensa cheia que destruirá tudo aquilo em que houver vida. 18 Mas quanto a ti prometo­te que estarás em segurança nessa embarcação, com a tua mulher, os teus filhos e suas respectivas mulheres. 19/21 De todos os animais que existem traz dois, macho e fêmea, para a embarcação, para que sobrevivam contigo, através do dilúvio. De cada espécie de aves, de quadrúpedes, até do mais pequeno bichinho ou verme que rasteja no solo hás­de trazer um par, para que se reproduzam. Armazena também toda a espécie de comida, para sustento vosso e dos bichos.”

22 Noé fez tudo conforme Deus lhe tinha mandado.