THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES CALLED
Sons of God marry daughters of men—Men turn to wickedness; earth is filled with violence; all flesh is corrupted—The flood promised—God establishes his covenant with Noah, who builds an ark to save his family and divers living things.
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
That the asons
of God saw the daughters of men that they were
fair; and they btook
of all which they chose.
And the Lord
said, My aspirit
shall not always bstrive
with man, for that he also is cflesh
: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
There were agiants
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.
And it arepented
that he had made man on the earth, and it bgrieved
him at his heart.
And the Lord
said, I will adestroy
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.
But Noah found agrace
in the eyes of the Lord
And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
The earth also was acorrupt
before God, and the earth was filled with bviolence
And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all aflesh
had corrupted his bway
upon the earth.
And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with aviolence
through them; and, behold, I will bdestroy
¶ Make thee an aark
of gopher wood; brooms
shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
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.
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.
And, behold, I, even I, do bring a aflood
upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is
of life, from under heaven; and
every thing that is
in the earth shall die.
But with thee will I establish amy bcovenant
; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.
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.
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.
And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it
to thee; and it shall be for afood
for thee, and for them.