The wickedness of the world, which provoked God's wrath, and caused the flood.
Genesis 6:1 And it came to passe, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were borne vnto them: Genesis 6:2 That the sonnes of God saw the daughters of men, that they were faire, and they took them wiues, of all which they chose. Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, My Spirit shall not alwayes striue with man; for that hee also [is] flesh: yet his dayes shalbe an hundred and twenty yeeres. Genesis 6:4 There were Giants in the earth in those daies: and also after that, when the sonnes of God came in vnto the daughters of men, & they bare [children] to them; the same became mightie men, which [were] of old, men of renowme.
Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw, that the wickednes of man was great in the earth, and [that] euery imagination of the thoughts of his heart was onely euill continually. Genesis 6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieued him at his heart. Genesis 6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man, whom I haue created, from the face of the earth: both man and beast, and the creeping thing, and the foules of the aire: for it repenteth me that I haue made them.
Noah findeth grace.
Genesis 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Genesis 6:9 These [are] the generations of Noah: Noah was a iust man, [and] perfect in his generations, [and] Noah walked with God. Genesis 6:10 And Noah begate three sonnes: Sem, Ham, and Iapheth. Genesis 6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God; and the earth was filled with violence. Genesis 6:12 And God looked vpon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt: for all flesh had corrupted his way vpon the earth. Genesis 6:13 And God said vnto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before mee; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
The order, form, and end of the ark.
Genesis 6:14 Make thee an Arke of Gopher-wood: roomes shalt thou make in the arke, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. Genesis 6:15 And this is the [fashion], which thou shalt make it of: the length of the arke [shalbe] three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirtie cubits. Genesis 6:16 A window shalt thou make to the arke, and in a cubite shalt thou finish it aboue; and the doore of the arke shalt thou set in the side thereof: With lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it. Genesis 6:17 And behold, I, euen I doe bring a flood of waters vpon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life from vnder heauen, [and] euery thing that is in the earth shall die. Genesis 6:18 But with thee wil I establish my Couenant: and thou shalt come into the Arke, thou, and thy sonnes, and thy wife, and thy sonnes wiues with thee. Genesis 6:19 And of euery liuing thing of all flesh, two of euery [sort] shalt thou bring into the Arke, to keepe [them] aliue with thee: they shall be male and female. Genesis 6:20 Of fowles after their kinde, and of cattel after their kinde: of euery creeping thing of the earth after his kinde, two of euery [sort] shall come vnto thee, to keepe [them] aliue. Genesis 6:21 And take thou vnto 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. Genesis 6:22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.