9 Here is the history of Noach. In his generation, Noach was a man righteous and wholehearted; Noach walked with God.
10 Noach fathered three sons, Shem, Ham and Yefet.
11 The earth was corrupt before God, the earth was filled with violence.
12 God saw the earth, and, yes, it was corrupt; for all living beings had corrupted their ways on the earth.
13 God said to Noach, “The end of all living beings has come before me, for because of them the earth is filled with violence. I will destroy them along with the earth.
14 Make yourself an ark of gofer-wood; you are to make the ark with rooms and cover it with pitch both outside and inside.
15 Here is how you are to build it: the length of the ark is to be 450 feet, its width seventy-five feet and its height forty-five feet.
16 You are to make an opening for daylight in the ark eighteen inches below its roof. Put a door in its side; and build it with lower, second and third decks.
17 “Then I myself will bring the flood of water over the earth to destroy from under heaven every living thing that breathes; everything on earth will be destroyed.
18 But I will establish my covenant with you; you will come into the ark, you, your sons, your wife and your sons’ wives with you.
19 “From everything living, from each kind of living being, you are to bring two into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they are to be male and female.
20 Of each kind of bird, each kind of livestock, and each kind of animal creeping on the ground, two are to come to you, so that they can be kept alive.
21 Also take from all the kinds of food that are eaten, and collect it for yourself; it is to be food for you and for them.”
22 This is what Noach did; he did all that God ordered him to do.
36 “But when that day and hour will come, no one knows — not the angels in heaven, not the Son, only the Father.
37 For the Son of Man’s coming will be just as it was in the days of Noach.
38 Back then, before the Flood, people went on eating and drinking, taking wives and becoming wives, right up till the day Noach entered the ark;
39 and they didn’t know what was happening until the Flood came and swept them all away. It will be just like that when the Son of Man comes.
40 Then there will be two men in a field — one will be taken and the other left behind.
41 There will be two women grinding flour at the mill — one will be taken and the other left behind.
42 So stay alert, because you don’t know on what day your Lord will come.
43 But you do know this: had the owner of the house known when the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not allowed his house to be broken into.
44 Therefore you too must always be ready, for the Son of Man will come when you are not expecting him.