Increasing Corruption on Earth
When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them,
the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose.
Then the Lord said, z "My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, a for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years."
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.
b The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every c intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
And d the Lord was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it e grieved him to his heart.
So the Lord said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them."
But Noah f found favor in the eyes of the Lord.
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1 Peter 3:19 - 20
In which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison.
Many years you bore with them and warned them by your Spirit through your prophets. Yet they would not give ear. Therefore you gave them into the hand of the peoples of the lands.
Galatians 5:16 - 17
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
He remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that passes and comes not again.
Psalms 14:2 - 3
The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God.
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What is man, that he can be pure? Or he who is ...
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in...
The heart is deceitful above all things, and de...
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For all have sinned and fall short of the glory...
1 Samuel 15:11
I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from following me and has not performed my commandments." And Samuel was angry, and he cried to the Lord all night.
2 Samuel 24:16
And when the angel stretched out his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord relented from the calamity and said to the angel who was working destruction among the people, "It is enough; now stay your hand." And the angel of the Lord was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
And rend your hearts and not your garments." Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.
God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?
1 Samuel 15:29
And also the Glory of Israel will not lie or have regret, for he is not a man, that he should have regret.
But they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit; therefore he turned to be their enemy, and himself fought against them.
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have shown me great kindness in saving my life. But I cannot escape to the hills, lest the disaster overtake me and I die.
Exodus 33:12 - 13
Moses said to the Lord, "See, you say to me, 'Bring up this people,' but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, 'I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.
Exodus 33:16 - 17
For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? Is it not in your going with us, so that we are distinct, I and your people, from every other people on the face of the earth?