Increasing Corruption on Earth
Now it came to pass, a when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they b took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.
And the LORD said, c "My Spirit shall not d strive with man forever, e for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years."
There were giants on the earth in those f 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.
Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every g intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
And h the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and i He was grieved in His j heart.
So the LORD said, "I will k destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them."
But Noah l found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.
Nor shall you make marriages with them. You shall not give your daughter to their son, nor take their daughter for your son.
For they will turn your sons away from following Me, to serve other gods; so the anger of the LORD will be aroused against you and destroy you suddenly.
And Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
1 Peter 3:19
By whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison.
1 Peter 3:20
Who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.
2 Thessalonians 2:7
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.
For He remembered that they were but flesh, A breath that passes away and does not come again.
And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, "The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature.
"There we saw the giants ( the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight."
They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
And the LORD smelled a soothing aroma. Then the LORD said in His heart, "I will never again curse the ground for man's sake, although the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.
Psalms 14:1 - 3
The fool has said in his heart, " There is no God." They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good.
A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil.
For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.
Romans 1:28 - 32
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How often they provoked Him in the wilderness, And grieved Him in the desert!
But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit; So He turned Himself against them as an enemy, And He fought against them.
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.
"For after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made."
So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive.
And it shall be, that just as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good and multiply you, so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you and bring you to nothing; and you shall be plucked from off the land which you go to possess.
The LORD would not spare him; for then the anger of the LORD and His jealousy would burn against that man, and every curse that is written in this book would settle on him, and the LORD would blot out his name from under heaven.
God is a just judge, And God is angry with the wicked every day.
Indeed now, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have increased your mercy which you have shown me by saving my life; but I cannot escape to the mountains, lest some evil overtake me and I die.
Then 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 grace in My sight.
So the LORD said to Moses, "I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.
Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
Who found favor before God and asked to find a dwelling for the God of Jacob.