God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.
“Will you keep to the ancient path Which wicked men have trod,
“He will sing to men and say, ‘I have sinned and perverted what is right, And it is not proper for me.
God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there is anyone who understands, Who seeks after God.
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.
Then the Lord said to Noah, “Enter the ark, you and all your household, for you alone I have seen to be righteous before Me in this time.
All flesh that moved on the earth perished, birds and cattle and beasts and every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth, and all mankind;
God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations;
When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”
I will go down now, and see if they have done entirely according to its outcry, which has come to Me; and if not, I will know.”
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good.
The Lord looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men;
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, Watching the evil and the good.
And all flesh will see the salvation of God.’”
in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison,
and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly;