Every living thing on earth died flying creatures, livestock, wildlife, all creatures that swarm over the earth, and all human beings.
So God announced to Noah, "I've decided to destroy every living thing on earth, because it has become filled with violence due to them. Look! I'm about to annihilate them, along with the earth.
"For my part, I'm about to flood the earth with water and destroy every living thing that breathes. Everything on earth will die.
Seven days from now I'll send rain on the earth for 40 days and 40 nights, and I'll destroy every living creature that I've made."
Then the LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and he was deeply grieved about that.
"Will you keep walking on the traditional path that sinners have tread,
Therefore the curse keeps on consuming, and its inhabitants are declared guilty. Furthermore, the inhabitants of earth are ablaze, and few people are left.
The earth is utterly shattered, the earth is split apart, the earth is violently shaken.
"For my people are foolish, they don't know me. They're stupid children, they have no understanding. They're skilled at doing evil, but how to do good, they don't know."
You know me, LORD. You see me and test my thoughts toward you. Pull the wicked out like sheep for slaughter; set them apart for the day of butchering.
Therefore the land will mourn, and all who live there will languish, along with the wild animals of the field and the birds of the air. Even the fish in the sea will disappear.
Seeds shrivel within their furrows, the storehouses lie empty, and granaries stand in ruins because the grain has withered.
"A fire blazes in their presence, and behind them a conflagration rages. Before they come, the land is like the garden in Eden; after they leave, there is only a barren wasteland. Indeed, nothing escapes them.
"I'll consume both human beings and animals I'll consume the birds of the sky, the fish in the sea, and the wicked along with their sin, when I eliminate human beings from the land," declares the LORD.
They were unaware of what was happening until the flood came and swept all of them away. That's how it will be when the Son of Man comes.
People were eating, drinking, marrying, and being given in marriage right up to the day when Noah went into the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed all of them.
because the creation has become subject to futility, though not by anything it did. The one who subjected it did so in the certainty
For we know that all the rest of creation has been groaning with the pains of childbirth up to the present time.