24-25 : Noah And The Ark :2500 BC
THE Lord saw that men had become very wicked
and that in their minds and their hearts there was only evil.
He regretted that he had made man on earth and in his heart he grieved very deeply.
And God said to Noah:"The end of all flesh is before me.
I will destroy all living things on earth for because of them the earth is filled with evil and violence.
"Make an ark of 'cypress wood,' commanded the Lord. "
Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch.
Make it in this fashion: the length of the ark shall be four hundred and fifty feet,
the breadth of it seventy-five feet, and the height forty-five feet.
You shall put a window in it and in its side you shall put a door.
The ark shall have three decks: a lower, a second and a third.
"You shall do this because I shall bring upon the earth a great flood
which shall destroy every living thing.
But with you I will make a promise and the promise shall be called a covenant.
You shall enter the ark with your sons, and your wife, and your sons' wives with you.
"Of every living creature upon the earth you shall bring into the ark two of each sort to keep them alive with you.
They shall be male and female.
Birds of all kinds, cattle and every creeping thing,
two of every animal in creation shall come to you for you to keep them alive.
"And take with you some of every kind of food that is eaten.
Gather it up, and it shall be food for you and the creatures that are with you."
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