25 Metushelach lived 187 years and fathered Lemekh.
26 After Lemekh was born, Metushelach lived 782 years and had sons and daughters.
27 In all, Metushelach lived 969 years; then he died.
28 Lemekh lived 182 years and fathered a son,
29 whom he called Noach [restful]; for he said, “This one will comfort us in our labor, in the hard work we do with our hands [to get what comes] from the ground that Adonai cursed.”
30 After Noach was born, Lemekh lived 595 years and had sons and daughters.
31 In all, Lemekh lived 777 years; then he died.
32 Noach was 500 years old; and Noach fathered Shem, Ham and Yefet.
1 In time, when men began to multiply on earth, and daughters were born to them,
2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were attractive; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.
3 Adonai said, “My Spirit will not live in human beings forever, for they too are flesh; therefore their life span is to be 120 years.”
4 The N’filim were on the earth in those days, and also afterwards, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them; these were the ancient heroes, men of renown.
5 Adonai saw that the people on earth were very wicked, that all the imaginings of their hearts were always of evil only.
6 Adonai regretted that he had made humankind on the earth; it grieved his heart.
7 Adonai said, “I will wipe out humankind, whom I have created, from the whole earth; and not only human beings, but animals, creeping things and birds in the air; for I regret that I ever made them.”
8 But Noach found grace in the sight of Adonai.
1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had passed away, and the sea was no longer there.
2 Also I saw the holy city, New Yerushalayim, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
3 I heard a loud voice from the throne say, “See! God’s Sh’khinah is with mankind, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and he himself, God-with-them, will be their God.
4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will no longer be any death; and there will no longer be any mourning, crying or pain; because the old order has passed away.”
5 Then the One sitting on the throne said, “Look! I am making everything new!” Also he said, “Write, ‘These words are true and trustworthy!’”