A quick disclaimer from the Blog’s owner: This will be a posting of the King James Bible word for word. The Bible and all texts encoded within are copyrighted by God, although we are allowed to transcribe the Bible for the purposes of Evangelization.
I will post this disclaimer on every Chapter of the Bible I post. I do not profess to have good knowledge of Scripture, which is why I am transcribing the Bible here. That said: God bless, and happy reading!
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them as wives of all which they chose.
And the LORD said, my spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the Earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the Earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
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.”
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
The Earth was also corrupt before God, and the Earth was filled with violence.
And God looked upon the Earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the Earth.
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.
Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms 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.
A window 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 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.
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.
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 food for thee, and for them.”
Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
It is quite interesting that the exact dimensions of the Ark are made known. If calculations of the weight and length of the boat are accurate, it is probable that it would be the largest ship ever built until the Great Eastern is floated, or even larger considering humans were bigger at the time. Now one might say, Wouldn’t the Ark twist, bend, and sink thanks to it being made of gopher wood?
It is only needed to carry animals and people, and it won’t even be used for longer than a year, but we’ll get to that part later. Also, a brief reminder that everything was created to be perfect by God, this includes trees, which would’ve been much stronger in Noah’s time. Duly note that Methuselah and Lamech, who are both alive at this time are not mentioned despite being the grandfather and father of Noah respectively.
Also, many claim the “Sons of God” were daemons. They were not. Angels cannot marry or reproduce. Therefore, they had to be humans. There are two theories, one: that Adam and Eve were the only two humans at the time, or that there were humans outside of Eden. The latter is debunked quite clearly when you realize Eve was called “Mother of all living”
You may wonder, if Humanity was stronger, faster, smarter, and more creative, how did they fall sway to evil to the point where you can count on your fingers the amount of good people left. They cultivated the evil, and basically everyone except for most of Seth’s descendants were melded in evil considering God to be just a misguided voice.
Their intellect is also probable to have caused all of these marvels which Modern Humans have never successfully replicated. The earliest pyramids, The Indus Valley, Minoans, the Prehistoric Mesopotamians, and others. So, they would’ve certainly multiplied. Their advancements must’ve also caused a pride that turned them further against their God.
Now, why would they need two of every animal? Wouldn’t that swamp the ship?
No, most animals didn’t need to be on the Ark, because they swim. It is also entirely probable that most animals merely baby animals, or even that most animals still died anyway. Trilobites, Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and the terror birds all became extinct, making it entirely probable that each of these species were wiped out in the flood because they would outright genocide the other animals there, or, in the Trilobites’ case, they’d be crushed in the crush depth of the water.
For any Scholars of the Holy Scriptures, I would appreciate edification as I go along with this that I don’t lead anyone astray.