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1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. 4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. 5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. 9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. 10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. 13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. 15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. 16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it. 17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. 18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee. 19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. 20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive. 21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them. 22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

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1 angela h = "These verses tell us that angels married human women and they had children together. These children seem to be giants and were much more than human. God limits the time until the flood. Noah worked on the ark for 120 years. After the flood people still lived hundreds of years. (Genesis 11)"
2 Raymond Huerta = "The whole passage is archaic and mythological. The idea of male gods coupling with mortal women is common in Greek myth. The entourage of celestial beings are implied in God's use of first person plural in Gen. 1:26-27. With the intermingling of human and divine crosses the line of limitations and God responds by setting a new retracted limit to human life span. The story of these giants or nephilim is also played out more descriptively in The Book of Enoch.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nephilimhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_EnochAlter, Robert. "Chapter 6." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
3 Raymond Huerta = "The Hebrew also means "good" but it very often occurs in the sense of goodly appearance, and is sometimes paired with the word "beautiful." The same term is used for Eve's perception of the tree of knowledge (Gen. 3:6)Alter, Robert. "Chapter 6." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
4 Raymond Huerta = "The Hebrew of this phrase is very cryptic so the translation should be taken with a grain of salt. Alter, Robert. "Chapter 6." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
5 Raymond Huerta = "Also known as nephilim, the Hebrew term is "fallen ones," perhaps, those who have come down from the realm of the gods. In Numbers the Nephlim are thought of as giants who are the offspring between gods and women-again touching on common ground with Greek and other mythologies.Alter, Robert. "Chapter 6." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
6 Raymond Huerta = "The Hebrew is literally "come into," that is, "entered." A more direct reference to the sexual act than "to know" as stated earlier in the chapter.Alter, Robert. "Chapter 6." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
7 angela h = "God was heartbroken about what His creation had become. I imagine He feels the same way today. Each time we sin, it breaks our Father's heart."
8 Raymond Huerta = "This could be read as a verb, "multiplied." This echoes the phrase "multiply over the earth" of verse 1.Alter, Robert. "Chapter 6." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
9 Deena E = "When I first read this verse, I had recently turned to Christ and it had me in tears. When God looked into the hearts and minds of his most valued and precious creation, all He saw was evil and not just a few instances, verse 5 says "only evil continually." I just recall my mindstate prior to returning to Christ. I was so self-righteous in my wrong. Like me, the people turned not only from God, but they turned completely evil. God grieving with regrets over His most prized creation is extremely sorrowful. "
10 Raymond Huerta = "The same verbal root is reflected in Eve's pands, Adam's pain, and "the pain of our hands' work."Alter, Robert. "Chapter 6." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
11 angela h = "Rather than letting them continue in their sin, God will destroy them. He also will destroy "beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air".The world had become very different from the one God created. At first both man and beast were vegetarians. (Genesis 1:29-30) Man had rule over all animals (Genesis 1:26)There was no knowledge of good and evil and therefore no sin. (Genesis 3).By the time Noah came along all of this had changed. Man's wickedness had become very great. (verse 5) "
12 angela h = "Noah found grace in God's eyes because he was just and walked with God. "
13 angela h = "All of the earth was corrupt or wasting. We will see in the next two verses, man's sin is what caused this. Our sin affects everything around us...even the earth."
14 Raymond Huerta = "The proliferation of the human population leads to an increase of lawless behavior. Alter, Robert. "Chapter 6." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
15 angela h = "God tells Noah that He will destroy the earth and everything on it."
16 Raymond Huerta = "The Hebrew verb is identical with the one used three times above in the sense of "corrupt."Alter, Robert. "Chapter 6." Genesis. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996. Print."
17 Sarah Mangum = "The Building of the Ark by Bertram of Minden (1383)"
18 angela h = "God gives Noah specific instructions to build the ark. use gopher woodpitch (seal) inside and out450 feet long x 75 feet wide x 45 feet tallmake 1.5 foot window in topmake door in bottom side3 stories "
19 angela h = "God tells Noah that his family will be saved along with two of every kind of animal (male and female).Imagine what must have been going through Noah's mind. It had never rained and he is to build this 3 story ark for the flood. He is to get 2 of every kind of animal onto this ark, even the extremely large and ferocious ones.The covenant is very important. God repeatedly makes covenants with His people throughout the Bible. A covenant is an agreement. Sometimes God's covenants are conditional (if this, then this)  and other times they are not (God simply says He will do something)."
20 angela h = "Notice here that Noah did not have to go get the animals. The Bible is very clear "two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.""
21 angela h = "God instructs Noah to store food on the ark. The food is for Noah and "for them" (animals). God made sure provision was made for everything."
22 angela h = "Noah did all that God told him. If he had only done part of what God had told him, the story would end in disaster.What if he didn't pitch the boat, or store food, or make enough room, or the window (air vent) on top?"