The Line of Seth
5 This is the document containing the family[a] records(A) of Adam.[b] On the day that God created man,[c] he made him in the likeness of God; 2 he created them male and female. When they were created, he blessed them and called them mankind.[d]
3 Adam was 130 years old when he fathered a son in his likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth. 4 Adam lived 800 years after he fathered Seth, and he fathered other sons and daughters. 5 So Adam’s life lasted 930 years; then he died.
6 Seth was 105 years old when he fathered Enosh. 7 Seth lived 807 years after he fathered Enosh, and he fathered other sons and daughters. 8 So Seth’s life lasted 912 years; then he died.
9 Enosh was 90 years old when he fathered Kenan. 10 Enosh lived 815 years after he fathered Kenan, and he fathered other sons and daughters. 11 So Enosh’s life lasted 905 years; then he died.
12 Kenan was 70 years old when he fathered Mahalalel. 13 Kenan lived 840 years after he fathered Mahalalel, and he fathered other sons and daughters. 14 So Kenan’s life lasted 910 years; then he died.
15 Mahalalel was 65 years old when he fathered Jared. 16 Mahalalel lived 830 years after he fathered Jared, and he fathered other sons and daughters. 17 So Mahalalel’s life lasted 895 years; then he died.
18 Jared was 162 years old when he fathered Enoch. 19 Jared lived 800 years after he fathered Enoch, and he fathered other sons and daughters. 20 So Jared’s life lasted 962 years; then he died.
21 Enoch was 65 years old when he fathered Methuselah. 22 And after he fathered Methuselah, Enoch walked with God(B) 300 years and fathered other sons and daughters. 23 So Enoch’s life lasted 365 years. 24 Enoch walked with God; then he was not there because God took him.(C)
25 Methuselah was 187 years old when he fathered Lamech. 26 Methuselah lived 782 years after he fathered Lamech, and he fathered other sons and daughters. 27 So Methuselah’s life lasted 969 years; then he died.
28 Lamech was 182 years old when he fathered a son. 29 And he named him Noah,[e] saying, “This one will bring us relief from the agonizing labor of our hands, caused by the ground the Lord has cursed.”(D) 30 Lamech lived 595 years after he fathered Noah, and he fathered other sons and daughters. 31 So Lamech’s life lasted 777 years; then he died.
32 Noah was 500 years old, and he fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Sons of God and Daughters of Mankind
6 When mankind began to multiply on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God(E) saw that the daughters of mankind were beautiful, and they took any they chose as wives for themselves.(F) 3 And the Lord said, “My Spirit will not remain[f] with[g] mankind forever,(G) because they are corrupt.[h](H) Their days will be 120 years.” 4 The Nephilim[i] were on the earth both in those days and afterward, when the sons of God came to the daughters of mankind, who bore children to them. They were the powerful men of old, the famous men.
5 When the Lord saw that human wickedness was widespread on the earth and that every inclination of the human mind was nothing but evil all the time,(I) 6 the Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth,(J) and he was deeply grieved. 7 Then the Lord said, “I will wipe mankind, whom I created, off the face of the earth, together with the animals, creatures that crawl, and birds of the sky—for I regret that I made them.” 8 Noah, however, found favor with the Lord.(K)
God Warns Noah
11 Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with wickedness.[j] 12 God saw how corrupt the earth was, for every creature had corrupted its way on the earth.(P) 13 Then God said to Noah, “I have decided to put an end to every creature, for the earth is filled with wickedness because of them; therefore I am going to destroy them along with the earth.
14 “Make yourself an ark of gopher[k] wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it with pitch inside and outside. 15 This is how you are to make it: The ark will be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high.[l] 16 You are to make a roof,[m] finishing the sides of the ark to within eighteen inches[n] of the roof. You are to put a door in the side of the ark. Make it with lower, middle, and upper decks.
17 “Understand that I am bringing a flood—floodwaters on the earth(Q) to destroy every creature under heaven with the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. 18 But I will establish my covenant with you,(R) and you will enter the ark with your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives. 19 You are also to bring into the ark two of all the living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. 20 Two of everything—from the birds according to their kinds, from the livestock according to their kinds, and from the animals that crawl on the ground according to their kinds—will come to you so that you can keep them alive. 21 Take with you every kind of food that is eaten; gather it as food for you and for them.” 22 And Noah did this. He did everything that God had commanded him.(S)
Entering the Ark
7 Then the Lord said to Noah, “Enter the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you alone are righteous before me in this generation.(T) 2 You are to take with you seven pairs, a male and its female, of all the clean animals,(U) and two of the animals that are not clean, a male and its female, 3 and seven pairs, male and female, of the birds of the sky—in order to keep offspring alive throughout the earth. 4 Seven days from now I will make it rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and every living thing I have made I will wipe off the face of the earth.” 5 And Noah did everything that the Lord commanded him.(V)
6 Noah was six hundred years old when the flood came and water covered the earth. 7 So Noah, his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives entered the ark because of the floodwaters. 8 From the animals that are clean, and from the animals that are not clean, and from the birds and every creature that crawls on the ground, 9 two of each, male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, just as God had commanded him. 10 Seven days later the floodwaters came on the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the sources of the vast watery depths burst open,(W) the floodgates of the sky were opened,(X) 12 and the rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights. 13 On that same day Noah and his three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, entered the ark, along with Noah’s wife and his three sons’ wives. 14 They entered it with all the wildlife according to their kinds, all livestock according to their kinds, all the creatures that crawl on the earth according to their kinds, every flying creature—all the birds and every winged creature—according to their kinds. 15 Two of every creature that has the breath of life in it came to Noah and entered the ark. 16 Those that entered, male and female of every creature, entered just as God had commanded him. Then the Lord shut him in.
17 The flood continued for forty days on the earth; the water increased and lifted up the ark so that it rose above the earth. 18 The water surged and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 19 Then the water surged even higher on the earth, and all the high mountains under the whole sky were covered. 20 The mountains were covered as the water surged above them more than twenty feet.[o] 21 Every creature perished—those that crawl on the earth, birds, livestock, wildlife, and those that swarm on the earth, as well as all mankind. 22 Everything with the breath of the spirit of life in its nostrils(Y)—everything on dry land died. 23 He wiped out every living thing that was on the face of the earth, from mankind to livestock, to creatures that crawl, to the birds of the sky, and they were wiped off the earth. Only Noah was left, and those that were with him in the ark.(Z) 24 And the water surged on the earth 150 days.
- 5:1 Lit written family
- 5:1 Or mankind
- 5:1 Or Adam, human beings
- 5:2 Hb ’adam
- 5:29 In Hb, the name Noah sounds like “bring us relief.”
- 6:3 Or strive
- 6:3 Or in
- 6:3 Lit flesh
- 6:4 Possibly means “fallen ones”; traditionally, “giants”; Nm 13:31–33
- 6:11 Or injustice, also in v. 13
- 6:14 Unknown species of tree; perhaps pine or cypress
- 6:15 Or 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high
- 6:16 Or window, or hatch; Hb uncertain
- 6:16 Lit to a cubit
- 7:20 Lit surged 15 cubits
- 5:1 : Gn 2:4
- 5:22 : Gn 6:9; 17:1; 24:40; 48:15; Mc 6:8; Mal 2:6; 1Th 2:12
- 5:24 : 2Kg 2:11; Heb 11:5
- 5:29 : Gn 3:17–19; 4:11
- 6:2 : Jb 1:6; 2:1; 38:7
- 6:2 : 1Pt 3:19–20; Jd 6
- 6:3 : Gl 5:16–17; 1Pt 3:20
- 6:3 : Ps 78:39
- 6:5 : Gn 8:21; Ps 14:1–3; Pr 6:18; Mt 15:19; Rm 1:28–32
- 6:6 : Nm 23:19; 1Sm 15:11,29; 2Sm 24:16; Jl 2:13
- 6:8 : Gn 19:19; Ex 33:17; Lk 1:30
- 6:9 : Gn 2:4
- 6:9 : Ps 37:39; 2Pt 2:5
- 6:9 : Gn 17:1; Dt 18:13; Jb 1:1
- 6:9 : Gn 5:22
- 6:12 : Jb 22:15–17; Ps 14:2–3; 53:2–3
- 6:17 : Gn 7:4; 2Pt 2:5
- 6:18 : Gn 9:9–16; 17:7
- 6:22 : Gn 7:5
- 7:1 : Mt 24:38–39; Lk 17:26–27; Heb 11:7
- 7:2 : Gn 8:20; Lv 11:1–31; Dt 14:3–20
- 7:5 : Gn 6:22
- 7:11 : Gn 8:2; Pr 8:28; Am 9:6
- 7:11 : 2Kg 7:19; Ps 78:23; Is 24:18; Mal 3:10
- 7:22 : Gn 2:7
- 7:23 : 1Pt 3:20; 2Pt 2:5
7 When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees(A) coming to his baptism, he said to them, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?(B) 8 Therefore produce fruit(C) consistent with[a] repentance. 9 And don’t presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’(D) For I tell you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.(E)
11 “I baptize you with[b] water for repentance,(F) but the one who is coming after me is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to remove[c] his sandals. He himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.(G) 12 His winnowing shovel is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn. But the chaff he will burn with fire that never goes out.”(H)
The Baptism of Jesus
13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him.(I) 14 But John tried to stop him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and yet you come to me?”
15 Jesus answered him, “Allow it for now, because this is the way for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John allowed him to be baptized.
16 When Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water. The heavens(J) suddenly opened for him,[d] and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming down on him.(K) 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased.”(L)
The Temptation of Jesus
4 Then(M) Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.(N) 2 After he had fasted forty days and forty nights,(O) he was hungry. 3 Then the tempter approached him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”(P)
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city, had him stand on the pinnacle of the temple,(R) 6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written:
8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 And he said to him, “I will give you all these things if you will fall down and worship me.”[h]
11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and began to serve him.(W)
- 3:7 : Mt 16:1; 22:23; 23:15; Ac 4:1; 5:17; 23:6
- 3:7 : Mt 12:34; 23:33; Rm 5:9; 1Th 1:10
- 3:8 : Mt 3:10; 12:33; 13:8,26; 21:19,34,41,43; Mk 11:14
- 3:9 : Lk 3:8; Jn 8:33,39; Ac 13:26; Rm 4:1
- 3:10 : Mt 7:19; Lk 13:7,9; Jn 15:2,6
- 3:11 : Mk 1:4,8; Jn 1:26; Ac 1:5
- 3:11 : Is 4:4; Jn 1:33; Ac 2:3–4; 11:16; Ti 3:5
- 3:12 : Is 30:24; Mt 13:30; Mk 9:43,48; Lk 3:17
- 3:13–17 : Mk 1:9–11; Lk 3:21–22; Jn 1:31–34
- 3:16 : Mt 24:35; Lk 12:33; Ac 17:24; Eph 6:9; Rv 21:10
- 3:16 : Is 11:2; Jn 1:32; Ac 7:56; 2Pt 1:17
- 3:17 : Ps 2:7; Is 42:1; Lk 9:35; Jn 12:28
- 4:1–11 : Mk 1:12–13; Lk 4:1–13
- 4:1 : Jos 15:61; Jdg 1:16; Jn 1:6–7; Jms 1:14
- 4:2 : Ex 34:28; 1Kg 19:8; Jn 9:4
- 4:3 : Mk 3:11; 5:7; Lk 1:35; 4:41; Jn 1:34,49; Ac 9:20
- 4:4 : Dt 8:3
- 4:5 : Neh 11:1,18; Dn 9:24; Mt 27:53
- 4:6 : Gn 16:7; Mt 13:49; Lk 1:11; Ac 5:19; Rv 14:6
- 4:6 : Ps 91:11–12; 1Pt 2:8
- 4:7 : Dt 6:16; 1Sm 7:3; 1Ch 21:1
- 4:10 : Dt 6:13; 1Ch 21:1
- 4:11 : Mt 26:53; Lk 22:43; Heb 1:14
Confidence in Troubled Times
A psalm of David when he fled from his son Absalom.(A)
- 3:0 : 2Sm 15:13–17
- 3:1 : 2Sm 15:12; Ps 69:4
- 3:2 : Ps 22:7–8; 71:11
- 3:3 : Gn 15:1; Dt 33:29; Ps 5:12; 18:2; 28:7; 119:114
- 3:3 : Ps 62:7
- 3:3 : Ps 110:7
- 3:4 : Ps 2:6; 43:3; 48:1
- 3:5 : Lv 26:6; Ps 4:8; Pr 3:24
- 3:6 : Ps 23:4; 27:3; 118:10–13
- 3:7 : Ps 7:6
- 3:7 : Jb 16:10; Mc 5:1
- 3:7 : Ps 58:6
- 3:8 : Jnh 2:9; Rv 7:10; 19:1
- 3:8 : Dt 26:15
10 My son, if sinners entice you,(A)
don’t be persuaded.(B)
11 If they say—“Come with us!
Let’s set an ambush(C) and kill someone.[a]
Let’s attack some innocent person(D) just for fun![b]
12 Let’s swallow them alive,(E) like Sheol,
whole, like those who go down to the Pit.(F)
13 We’ll find all kinds of valuable property
and fill our houses with plunder.(G)
14 Throw in your lot with us,
and we’ll all share the loot”[c]—
15 my son, don’t travel that road with them(H)
or set foot on their path,(I)
16 because their feet run toward evil
and they hurry to shed blood.(J)
17 It is useless to spread a net
where any bird can see it,
18 but they set an ambush to kill themselves;[d]
they attack their own lives.
19 Such are the paths of all who make profit dishonestly;(K)
it takes the lives of those who receive it.[e]