The wickedness of the world, which provoked God's wrath, and caused the flood.
Genesis 6:1 So when men beganne to be multiplied vpon the earth, and there were daughters borne vnto them, Genesis 6:2 Then the sonnes of God sawe the daughters of men that they were faire, & they tooke them wiues of all that they liked. Genesis 6:3 Therefore the Lord saide, My Spirit shall not alway striue with man, because he is but flesh, and his dayes shalbe an hundreth & twentie yeeres. Genesis 6:4 There were gyants in the earth in those dayes: yea, and after that the sonnes of God came vnto the daughters of men, and they had borne them children, these were mightie men, which in olde time were men of renoume.
Genesis 6:5 When the Lorde sawe that the wickednesse of man was great in the earth, and all the imaginations of the thoughtes of his heart were onely euill continually, Genesis 6:6 Then it repented ye Lord, that he had made man in the earth, and he was sorie in his heart. Genesis 6:7 Therefore ye Lord said, I will destroy from the earth the man, whom I haue created, fro man to beast, to the creeping thing, and to the foule of the heauen: for I repent 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 and vpright man in his time: and Noah walked with God. Genesis 6:10 And Noah begate three sonnes, Shem, Ham and Iapheth. Genesis 6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God: for the earth was filled with crueltie. Genesis 6:12 Then God looked vpon the earth, and beholde, it was corrupt: for all flesh had corrupt his way vpon the earth. Genesis 6:13 And God said vnto Noah, An ende of all flesh is come before me: for the earth is filled with crueltie through them: and beholde, I wil destroy them with the earth.
The order, form, and end of the ark.
Genesis 6:14 Make thee an Arke of pine trees: thou shalt make cabines in the Arke, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. Genesis 6:15 And thus shalt thou make it: The length of the Arke shalbe three hundreth cubites, the breadth of it fiftie cubites, and the height of it thirtie cubites. Genesis 6:16 A windowe shalt thou make in the Arke, and in a cubite shalt thou finish it aboue, and the doore of the Arke shalt thou set in the side thereof: thou shalt make it with the lowe, seconde and third roume. Genesis 6:17 And I, beholde, I will bring a flood of waters vpon the earth to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life vnder the heauen: all that is in the earth shall perish. Genesis 6:18 But with thee will I establish my couenant, and thou shalt goe 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 cause to come into the Arke, to keepe them aliue with thee: they shalbe male and female. Genesis 6:20 Of the foules, after their kinde, and of the cattell after their kind, of euery creeping thing of the earth after his kinde, two of euery sort shall come vnto thee, that thou mayest keepe them aliue. Genesis 6:21 And take thou with thee of all meate that is eaten: and thou shalt gather it to thee, that it may be meate for thee and for them. Genesis 6:22 Noah therefore did according vnto all, that God commanded him: euen so did he.