Genesis Chapter 6

Genesis 6

1And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

2That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

3And 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.

4There 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.

5And 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.

6And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

7And 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.

8But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

9These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

10And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

11The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

12And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

13And 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.

14Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

15And 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.

16A 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.

17And, 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.

18But 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.

19And 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.

20Of 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.

21And 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.

22Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

21 thoughts on “Genesis Chapter 6

  1. “But Noah”

    The human race veers away from God. Rulers develope harems,signaling sexual dissipation, while “wickedness” (Gen6:5)- criminal acts that violate the rights of others -and “violence” (Gen 6:11) -acts that intentionally damage others are rampant. In the midst of this scene stands Noah, who is not only righteous but is also living blamelessly among his neighbors (Gen6:9). Now, that’s a difficult balance. Even more surprising is that Noah isn’t hiding! And neither should we! Instead, 2Peter2:5 describes him as “a preacher of righteousness”. He is busy telling others that a judgement day is coming. No wonder God is pleased when he sees Noah-in the middle of rampant sinfulness-living faithfully, righteous and evangelistically. And no wonder God’s Word interrupts its depiction of debauchery to declare, “But Noah”

    He is looking for faithful obedience especially in the worst of situations. That is why He keeps putting them there. Maybe if the nonbeliever / unfaithful see hard times would turn to Him, rather than relying on our abilities. Time after time you see this lesson being taught history it repeats itself (this is the true definition of insanity). Funny how others think we are crazy to be different. Thank you Jesus for preserving all these years this Great Book. Conform to Gods likeness, not this worlds. Don’t Hide! Come out!

  2. V. 7 And the Lord said I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man and beast, and creeping thing,and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. Two Scriptures come to mind, Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is Life through Christ Jesus. And 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. True OBEDIENT relationship with God, is what He desires. Sin has separated Us from the ONE who created us, it’s sad to read that it repenteth the LORD that he had made us. That it grieved Him at His Heart, this is the cause of our sin. Lord help Me to live in obedience to your word that leads me to righteousness. It’s my desire to please you!!

  3. Even with wickedness everywhere and God sorry that he had created man, Praise the Lord that he can still show mercy and grace to us humans, for Naoh found grace in the eyes of the Lord. God’s grace is extended to us through the Holy Ghost. We like Noah must walk into our salvation or be lost with the wicked world.


    22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

    Noah’s ability to comprehend the words of the LORD to him amaze me. With no pen and paper to write down the detailed specifics, no hard drive to save them to, and even no elders to ask. Noah took the words of the LORD very serious.

    When I think about all the work that went into the preparing of the ark; I am convicted over the BLESSINGS of our generation. The tools that we have available to share HIS gospel in the saving of others.

    Noah’s obedience from the details of the measurements of the ark, to the floors, the door, the window and so important but overlooked the food that was required to feed the family and the animals. Any overlooked detailed would have cost them their lives. I urge us today to take HIS Gospel serious, every detail, every word, save yourself!

    BE Church
    BE Obedient

  5. V8 Noah found grace in eyes of the Lord. It doesn’t mention in this chapter that Noah questioned God. Noah had great faith, his faith is even mentioned in Hebrews 11:7 “By faith Noah being warned of God of things not seen yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.” Noah feared God, he didn’t question why he needed to build an ark. I’m sure he wondered being that it had never rained. But Noah trusted God and in V22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
    Because of Noah’s obedience he and his family where saved.

  6. Noah got right to work when God told him to build the ark. Other people must have been warned about the coming disaster, but apparently they did not expect it to happen. Today things haven’t changed much. Each day thousands of people are warned of God’s inevitable judgement, yet most of them don’t really believe it will happen. God’s promise to Noah to keep him safe can inspire us to trust God for deliverance in the judgement that is sure to come.

  7. v.6 it grieves the Lord when we know to do good and we choose not to do good. I feel like when we as christians go against the word of God we are nailing Christ to the cross again. Simple obedience is all it takes, that is why God put a Pastor in our lives to guide us to the right way……….
    Lord help me to obey and do what you have me to do

  8. V22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
    ALL that the Lord commanded him.
    Partial obedience is disobedience in the eyes of God. Remember Cain who thought God should bless what he (Cain) had decided was the right sacrifice. We never find where Cain came back to the Lord. Yet, Noah found favor with God.
    Disobedince =Spiritual death
    Obedience=Spiritual life

  9. 22Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

    When God commands you to do something you better do it. God gave Noah specific instructions to build the ark and what to put in the ark. If Noah did what he wanted to do : make the ark bigger, not as many animals, two levels instead of three,…ect. He wouldn’t have been in Gods’ will and would have failed.

  10. 13And 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. Be careful what you corrupt, because that is what god will use to destroy you

  11. It would be better for us if we had not been given a free will. Even the Angels have a free will that is why so many fell with Satan.But we do have a redeemer In Jesus Christ.

  12. It”s so.wonderful to hear from The Lord, and to be in tune today.
    To walk in His will to know above all things that we are in HIS will.
    That’s so important it’s something…….rich from from the word of the LORD.

    v22 Thus did Noah; according to all that GOD commanded him, so did he.

  13. The ark was half again as long as a football field with proportions that match modern cargo vessels. It was large enough for its cargo and the food they required. Views it is a symbol of salvation. Gods agency to carry the believer safely through judgment to a new world.

  14. I guess this is where the saying originated, “God never closes a door that He doesn’t open a window.”

    The window, although a minor detail of the ark, later would be necessary to send the bird out to see if it could find dry land. Many times we don’t recoginize the small things in our lives that have a purpose, and we take them for granted. God does all things well, and with purpose, so let’s take time to look at everything slowly and allow God to reveal the purpose for each. Maybe a test, maybe an opportunity to reveal God’s characteristics, maybe an opportunity to witness. All things happen for a reason and work together for the good of those that love Him, and who are called according to His purpose.

  15. Noah found more than mercy, he found grace. So often I find myself reading that verse and see “grace” but translate it as “mercy,” however God had more in mind. Simply put, mercy is not giving us what we deserve, while grace or favor is giving us what we don’t deserve. Even Noah in his uprightness could not earn salvation, for all have fallen short of the glory of God, rather it would have to be a matter of grace. Heb 11:7 describes him as having become heir of the righteousness that comes by faith, through grace, not a righteousness obtained through his actions but by faith as expressed in his actions. And not only did he reap the rewards, but God extended salvation from the flood to his family as well. The vivid example of grace working in Noah’s life is yet another witness of how we (and even those around us) can greatly benefit in our walk with God by getting proper understanding of the beautiful gift of God’s grace and allowing it to work with its intended purpose and effectiveness in our lives.

    “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16

  16. Noah’s obedience to God’s specific instructions was very important. He did not have a moment to waste. When we follow the plan of God exactly as it is, God will bless everything that we do that’s according to his will.

  17. 11-12 As far as God was concerned, the Earth had become a sewer; there was violence everywhere. God took one look and saw how bad it was, everyone corrupt and corrupting—life itself corrupt to the core. MSG

    I wonder how he fella about the Earth now?

  18. This chapter illustrates today. We need to wake ourselves and all those that will listen, for we surely must be close to the way the world was when the Lord destroyed it the first time. Thank God for his Word and men such as Noah, for examples; “Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.” Although we cannot change our past we can change our future, if we stumble we must arise. If we see another stumble we should Be-Church and reach for them, for we all need God and his Grace. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

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