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Wickedness of the world.

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 a 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 wickdness of man was great in the arth, 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 o in his generations, and Oah 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 gubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. 16 A window shot thou make to

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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 o Of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to kee them alive with thee; they sh be male and female. 20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every §§ 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 #. ot God commanded him, so 101 Ele.

CHAPTER VII.

1 Noah, with his family, and the living creatures, enter into the ark. 17. The beginning, increase, and continuance of the flood. ND the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I Seen righteous before me in this generation. 2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. 3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth. 4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every of substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth. 5 And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him. 6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

The flood.

7 * And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood. 8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth, 9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had comlmanded Noah. 10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. 11 * In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fount|ains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. 12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. 13. In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark; 14 They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort. 15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life. 16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in. 17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth. 18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth: and the ark went upon the face of the waters. 19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly Ho: the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. 20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. 21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:

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22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.

23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the §§§ things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.

24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.

CHAPTER VIII.

1 The waters asswage. 4 The ark resteth on Ararat. 7. The raven and the dove. 15 Noah, being commanded, 18 goeth forth o the ark. 20. He buildeth an altar, and offereth sacrifice, 21 which God accepteth, and promiseth to curse the earth no more.

ND God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged. 2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained. 3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. 4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. 5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen. 6 " And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made: 7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. 8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground. 9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark; for the waters were on the face of the whole earth. Then he put forth Noah quitteth the ark.

his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark. 10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove Out of the ark. 11 And the dove came in to him in the evening, and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off: So Noah knew that the waters were abated from Off the earth. 12 And he so yet other seven days, and sent forth the dove, which returned not again unto him any more. 13. " And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth : and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry. 14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried. 15 " And God spake unto Noah,

* 6 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and to Sons' wives with thee. 7 o forth with thee every living th that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of Cat— tle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiP}. upon the earth. 8 And Noah went forth, and his Sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him : 19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatSOever ..". upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark. , 20 " And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD ; and took of every clean beast, and of ever clean fowl, and offered burnt Offerings on the altar. 21 And the LORD Smelled a Sweet Savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth : neither will I again Smite any more every thing living, as I have done. 22. While the earth remaineth, Seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and nigh; shall not cease.

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AN. God blessed Noah and his Sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. 2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered. 3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you ; even as the green herb have I given you all things. 4 But flesh with the life thereof, twhich is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. 5 And surely your blood of your liyes will I require: at the hand. of every beast will I require it, ', and at the hand of man: at the hand of ‘...} man's brother will, I require the life of man. 6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. 7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply: bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein. 8." And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, 9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you ; 10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you ; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the 11 And I will establish my covenant with you ; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. 12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a ount between me and the earth.

Covenant of the rainbow.

14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no #!. become a flood to destroy all

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cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. ~17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the

earth. 18 " And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan. 19 These are the three sons of Noah : and of them was the whole earth overspread. 20 And Noah began to be a husbandman, and he planted a vine

yard: 21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, Saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. 23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness. 24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. 25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan: a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. 26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. 27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Shall be his

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CHAPTER X. 1 The generations of Noah. 2 The sons of Japheth. 6 The sons of Ham. 8 Nimrod the first monarch. 21 The sons of Shem. Noy these are the generations of the sons of Noah; Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood. 2 The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Ti

ItaS. 3 And the sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togar

4 And the sons of Javan; EliShah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

6 * And the Sons of Ham ; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Ca

Ilaan. 7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the i. of Raamah: Sheba, and DeIl. 8 And Cush begat, Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one in the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD : wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. 10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land, of Shinar. 11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, 12 And Resen between Nineveh * Calah: the same is a great city. 13 And Mizraim begat Ludim and Anamim, and Lehabim, an Noho 14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim.) and Caphtorim. 15 " And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth, 16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite, 17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, 18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite; and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spreo, abroad.

The sons of Shem.

19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest unto Sodom, and GOmorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha. 20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations. 21" Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children, born. 22 The children of Shem: Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. 23 And the children of Aram: Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. 24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber. 25 And unto Eber were born two Sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided ; and his brother's name was Joktan. 26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, 27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, ...And Obal, and Abimael, and

eba, e 29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan. 30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar, a mount of the east. 31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations. 32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and b these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

CHAPTER XI. 1 Ome language in the world. , 3 The building of Babel. 5 The confusion of #"|". 10 The generations of Shem. 27. The generations of Terah the father of Abram. 31 Te goeth from Ur to aroon. ND the whole earth was of One language, and of one speech. 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. 3 And they so one to another,

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Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. 5 And the LORD came down to See the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. 6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do : and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. 7 GO to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand One another's speech. 8 So the LORD Scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. 9 Therefore is the name of it Called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language Of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. 10 * These are the generations of Shem : Shem was a hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood: 11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. 12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah : 13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and doors lah lived thirt noi Salah liv rty years, and begat Eber: 15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat Sons and daughters. 16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg: 17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daugh

terS. 18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu : 19 And Peleg lived after he begat Heu two hun and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.

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