who before were disobedient, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, while the ship was being built. In it, few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.
Yahweh said, "My Spirit will not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; yet will his days be one hundred twenty years."
Yahweh 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.
By faith, Noah, being warned about things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared a ship for the saving of his house, through which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
Noah went forth, with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives with him.
and didn't spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah with seven others, a preacher of righteousness, when he brought a flood on the world of the ungodly;
God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before me, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
In the same day Noah, and Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, entered into the ship;
The flood was forty days on the earth. The waters increased, and lifted up the ship, and it was lifted up above the earth.
God remembered Noah, all the animals, and all the livestock that were with him in the ship; and God made a wind to pass over the earth. The waters subsided.
Therefore Yahweh will wait, that he may be gracious to you; and therefore he will be exalted, that he may have mercy on you, for Yahweh is a God of justice. Blessed are all those who wait for him.
How narrow is the gate, and restricted is the way that leads to life! Few are those who find it.
"As the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
Don't be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.
"Strive to enter in by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.
As it happened in the days of Noah, even so will it be also in the days of the Son of Man.
Or do you despise the riches of his goodness, forbearance, and patience, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath made for destruction,
For we are a sweet aroma of Christ to God, in those who are saved, and in those who perish;