Increasing Corruption on Earth
6 When man began to multiply on the face of the land anddaughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that thedaughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives anythey chose. 3 Then the LORD said, z“My Spirit shall not abide in1man forever, afor he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.” 4 TheNephilim2 were on the earth in those days, and also afterward,when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they borechildren to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, themen of renown.
5 bThe LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in theearth, and that every cintention of the thoughts of his heart wasonly evil continually. 6 And dthe LORD regretted that he had mademan on the earth, and it egrieved him to his heart. 7 So the LORDsaid, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of theland, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens,for I am sorry that I have made them.” 8 But Noah ffound favor inthe eyes of the LORD.