The wickedness of the world, which provoked God's wrath, and caused the flood.
Genesis 6:1 And it cometh to pass that mankind have begun to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters have been born to them, Genesis 6:2 and sons of God see the daughters of men that they [are] fair, and they take to themselves women of all whom they have chosen. Genesis 6:3 And Jehovah saith, 'My Spirit doth not strive in manto the age; in their erring they [are] flesh:' and his days have been an hundred and twenty years. Genesis 6:4 The fallen ones were in the earth in those days, and even afterwards when sons of God come in unto daughters of men, and they have borne to themthey [are] the heroes, who, from of old, [are] the men of name.
Genesis 6:5 And Jehovah seeth that abundant [is] the wickedness of man in the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart only evil all the day; Genesis 6:6 and Jehovah repenteth that He hath made man in the earth, and He grieveth Himselfunto His heart. Genesis 6:7 And Jehovah saith, 'I wipe away man whom I have prepared from off the face of the ground, from man unto beast, unto creeping thing, and unto fowl of the heavens, for I have repented that I have made them.'
Noah findeth grace.
Genesis 6:8 And Noah found grace in the eyes of Jehovah.
Genesis 6:9 These [are] births of Noah: Noah [is] a righteous man; perfect he hath been among his generations; with God hath Noah walked habitually. Genesis 6:10 And Noah begetteth three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Genesis 6:11 And the earth is corrupt before God, and the earth is filled [with] violence. Genesis 6:12 And God seeth the earth, and lo, it hath been corrupted, for all flesh hath corrupted its way on the earth. Genesis 6:13 And God said to Noah, 'An end of all flesh hath come before Me, for the earth hath been full of violence from their presence; and lo, I am destroying them with the earth.
The order, form, and end of the ark.
Genesis 6:14 'Make for thyself an ark of gopher-wood; rooms dost thou make with the ark, and thou hast covered it within and without with cypress; Genesis 6:15 and this [is] that which thou dost with it: three hundred cubits [is] the length of the ark, fifty cubits its breadth, and thirty cubits its height; Genesis 6:16 a window dost thou make for the ark, and unto a cubit thou dost restrain it from above; and the opening of the ark thou dost put in its side,lower, second, and third [stories] dost thou make it. Genesis 6:17 'And I, lo, I am bringing in the deluge of waters on the earth to destroy all flesh, in which [is] a living spirit, from under the heavens; all that [is] in the earth doth expire. Genesis 6:18 'And I have established My covenant with thee, and thou hast come in unto the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy son's wives with thee; Genesis 6:19 and of all that liveth, of all flesh, two of every [sort] thou dost bring in unto the ark, to keep alive with thee; male and female are they. Genesis 6:20 Of the fowl after its kind, and of the cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every [sort] they come in unto thee, to keep alive. Genesis 6:21 'And thou, take to thyself of all food that is eaten; and thou hast gathered unto thyself, and it hath been to thee and to them for food.' Genesis 6:22 And Noah doth according to all that God hath commanded him; so hath he done.